Nikki’s Kitchen is the realization of one mom’s life-long dream of running her own restaurant. Founder and owner Nikki Ware is excited to fill Yorba Linda’s need for a comfy local place where the community can congregate for a quick bite to eat, a cup of coffee, or a baked treat. This is her story.
Nikki traces her passion for cooking to learning at her father’s elbow while he experimented with new recipes for the family to try. Her dad, a police officer with a passion for food, was also the cook in the house. He would come home with ideas he’d learned in cooking classes and amaze the family with creations like a poppy-seed Bundt cake that Nikki can still taste today. As Nikki got older, she took over some of the cooking too. It beat doing the dishes!