We Check Out New Brisbane Café, King Arthur

By Sophia McMeekin
21st Apr 2015

Excuse the Camelot references that are about to ensue, but, with a name like that, new Brisbane café King Arthur kind of made its own (canopy) bed. Luckily there’s nothing ye olde about this little café—in fact it’s all kinds of fresh and delicious.

By the same local-loving folks behind South Brisbane’s Merriweather, King Arthur is a seasonal eaters paradise. The breakfast menu is peppered with out-of-the-box dishes like local slow-cooked goat on sourdough, and locally caught charcoal pilchards with truffle mustard, and it’s a refreshing change from the usual breakfast staples.

We had the frittata of Mount Cotton mushrooms with green chilli and chevre (note to chilli wusses: this was actually quite spicy, which I liked, but you may not early in the morning), and the sourdough crumpets with rhubarb and honeycomb crumble. Both were delightful, and just the kind of breakfast chow you’re after on a balmy Brisbane autumn morn’. Keep an eye out for King Arthur’s breakfast specials, which are Holy-Grail-level nosh worthy.

The lunch menu—available from 11am—looks off the hook: roasted duck with fig and blue cheese on toasted flatbread; tarragon gnocchi with sorrel and Jerusalem artichoke; and wood-smoked fish with hazelnuts and pickled radish round out the short and sharp menu, with salads and sandwiches available to take away.

King Arthur’s crowning glory is the Cup Coffee they’re brewing, which is sure to attract a few James Street suits in need of a pick me up (the sweet treats don’t hurt either).

Sadly short on round tables, King Arthur makes up for this with a very cute fit out. A mezzanine level sits above the hustle of the kitchen, where diners can watch the invading Saxons poor sods waiting in line outside (this new Brisbane café has blown up fast, so expect a few minutes wait on arrival on weekends).

Totally worth the wait, new Brisbane café, King Arthur is a very welcome new addition to the New Farm neighbourhood and one we’ll be raiding regularly.

Long live the king!

Image credits: Esteban Rivera

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