King Arthur Cafe

I’ve taken to going on morning walks with Bubby around the neighbourhood to soak up some glorious Queensland sunshine and get my body back into some semblance of fitness post-partum. It was on one of these walks that I came to realise I now have the perfect excuse to visit cafes outside the chaotic weekend hustle – a godsend when you need a little extra room for a baby pram at the table and just want some quiet to glance at the news.

King Arthur Cafe, however deserved at least three visits. Tucked off down Arthur Street (just off the much busier James Street), King Arthur Cafe is the latest offering from the same team behind the South Brisbane cafe Merriweather, so it’s no surprise they have a similar ethos – local and sustainable.

The space King Arthur Cafe calls home is narrow and long, but there is plenty of rich light that floods through to its high ceiling, providing lightness and contentment to the space. The second floor above has ample two-person seating and also hosts the communal large bench, while the benches downstairs could squeeze four patrons each in a pinch.

King Arthur Cafe

King Arthur Cafe

King Arthur Cafe

The mosaic of baked goods and pastries from Sprout Artisan Bakery right by the counter is inviting and tempts you into leaning in for a closer look. Every time I visit, there is always a clean eating option on the bench and it’s always different from the visit before. Their coffee is from Coffee Supreme.

King Arthur Cafe

The menu is an all-day brunch, so features some heartier options for those who seek a more satisfying meal closer to lunch hour. When asked, King Arthur Cafe staff pointed to the local slow cooked goat and pumpkin & persian feta as the most popular menu items.

I’ve sampled the vegetarian ramen and while it was deliciously satisfying for a chilly winter’s morning, there was a little disappointment the soba noodles were a tad overcooked and had gone a little too soft.

On the other hand, the local slow cooked goat definitely deserved its reputation – hearty, rich and simply presented, because that was all it needs to stand out.

King Arthur Cafe

Clean carrot cake with labneh icing

King Arthur Cafe

Vegetable ramen with organic soba noodles, Mt Cotton mushrooms, bak choy and poached egg. AUD$16

King Arthur Cafe - Local slow cooked goat in tomato, oregano with wilted spinach on sourdough. AUD$18

Local slow cooked goat in tomato, oregano with wilted spinach on sourdough. AUD$18

 

King Arthur Cafe
164c Arthur Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Phone: 07 3358 1670

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