Mietta's ReviewNo matter what time of day, this cafe hits the spot, be it for a coffee, a glass of wine, breakfast, dessert or a complete meal. It's always busy but somehow the noise dissapates in the space. It's great to be able to see the bakery in action, the sacks of flour piled up and the big mixers. Tempting displays of cakes and a daily changing menu asure that even the most assidous of regular customers here ca't get bored. And, there are many regulars of this Perth institution. Weekends are for families and Sunday is particularly busy.
Other Published Opinions
West Australian Good Food Guide 2012 Score: 13.5/20 "BACK IN the day, 44 King Street was THE place: the food was being cooked by some young tyros like David Coomer and Russell Blaikie and it was the most creative and satisfying food in Perth"
The West Australian Good Food Guide 2011 Score: 14/20 "Founded two decades ago, this brasserie in an historic inner city Victorian warehouse still draws diners in droves. It has had its ups and downs (the food went through a slump in the mid-naughties) but it is renowned for its extensive wine list, good coffee and in-house bakery, and looks out onto one of Perth's most fashionable streetscapes"
Sunday Mail Gail Williams, 29-05-2009 Score: Food 4/5, Ambience 4/5, Service 3/5, Score 15/20 "While waiting . . . and waiting, we prop ourselves windowside and watch the unfolding fashion show on chic King St, playing "spot the model". But inside this well-worn veteran of Perth's cafe scene, things are equally entertaining as we spot the odd CEO doing the working Friday lunch over nothing more potent than mineral water. The menu also excites. It's a cafe, but really not a cafe - offering exotic lunchtime fare of Balinese fried chicken, confit duck and pork cassoulet. We're not being that adventurous but like the thought."
Sunday Mail Alicia Bridges, 16-1-2008 Score: Value 3.5 plates, Food 4.5 plates, Ambience 3.5 plates, Service 3.5 plates "this popular cafe is in the upmarket part of the city. Its large windows face high-class boutiques and an art gallery. The rustic but classy interior fits the menu, which backs the cafe's claim to be "purveyors of fine food coffee and wine". ... On a midweek morning, laptops were visible on many tables as patrons brought work to breakfast while others kick-started the day with a coffee and a squiz at the newspaper."
Gourmet Traveller 2006 Australian Restaurant Guide "Now 44 King Street has a lot more competition and, although it's still a robust veteran player, shows some signs of tiredness, and the once-novel industrial-warehouse feel seems ready for a nip and tuck."
Gourmet Traveller 2005 Australian Restaurant Guide * "This was an innovation when it opened 13 years ago in Perth's fashionable west end, and the warehouse-style brasserie is still on the boil. Casually chic, it has kept its innovative edge with a stylishly eclectic mix offood. It can range from Japanese-style salmon with tempura vegetables to Mediterranean capretto pizza."
SMH GFG 2004,'Seemingly always open,and part of the city's fabric,44 King just keeps on keeping on.They still bake their own pastries and serve honest fare,such as the Andalusian baked chicken with bravas potato,which would look good in any upmarket bistro.'
Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Australia 2004, 1 Black Star, Excellent wine list, Good vegetarian options,'a bistro-style restaurant with good food and quick service...menu is an eclectic collection at reasonable prices...The on-site bakery turns out a dazzling array of breads,cake,tarts and pastries...a top-flight wine list'
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