All Hail King Kai
I walked past this canvas one Sunday morning on the walk back from grabbing a coffee and haloumi burger just over the Panania Train Station from Jane + James Espresso. I'm a sucker for haloumi but this burger is delishimo. Once I got home I think it took me no longer than 5.6 seconds before I DM'd Whatz Suppz Bro and asked if they were keen for me to paint it.
My side of the story is that they made me wait a day or so before replying. Their side goes something like they sussed out my IG and couldn't belief I had contacted them. I just saw a blank canvas and they felt honoured.
You would be surprised when walking into this place, besides the fact there is now a larger than life homage to Kai Greene, they offer more than just fitness supplements. The friendly faces are accompanied by equally contagious personalalities, welcoming and genuine, so if you are looking protein or preworkouts, cool, but they also serve up coffees, fruit juices and smoothies.
I think the most amazing part of this whole process was the fact that Kai, himself, appreciated it and shared it on his Instagram too. With Kai being an artist also and his celebrity status it was humbling to know that he approved and liked the piece too.
So if you are wandering through Panania and looking for a coffee or a friendly smile sneak into this place, have a look at King Kai and stay for a cuppa.