Locally sourced feeds come to James Street | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Locally sourced feeds come to James Street

We’ll jump at the chance to try any breakfast with a twist and Fortitude Valley’s latest venue has us drooling over just that, with wild and wonderful eats like quinoa porridge and slow cooked goat on their menu. Just off James Street, King Arthur Café is the latest venture from the team behind Merriweather café in South Brisbane, and has the same kitchen philosophy of using produce supplied by local farmers and meats that are ethically sourced. And of course, taking the same care in preparing the food that they do in sourcing it, with plenty of housemade goodies making their way onto plates. king arthur brisbane cafes 3From the sweet, warm, quinoa and chia porridge topped with gingerbread and fresh figs to the slow cooked goat with tomato and oregano on sourdough, that care shines through in every dish. Even the simple avocado on rye is jazzed up with bay leaf ricotta and pistachio. For lunch, soul-satisfying feeds give way to more exotic dishes like roasted duck with figs, blue cheese and homemade flatbread or tarragon gnocchi with preserved lemon and Jerusalem artichoke. You can also grab pre-made sandwiches for a quick takeaway lunch or choose from a cabinet of ever-changing salads. And pick up raw or clean sweet treat for an afternoon pick-me-up, or a fresh baked pastry if you’re not the #cleaneating type. king arthur brisbane cafes 2There’s ample space to sit down for a leisurely meal though, with an upstairs loft providing a sunlit dining space. Pair it with one of their cold pressed juices or smoothies and any appetite will be sated. King Arthur Café is open 7 days at 164c Arthur Street from: Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm Weekends: 7am-2pm Words by Ranyhyn Akui