The Best Things To Do In Bayswater
All of our favourites from the 6053, all wrapped up in a nice little list, just for you.
We first wrote about King Somm way back in 2019, but nearly a year and a half later, and we’re still pretty obsessed. Part bar, part bottle shop, part neighbourhood pizza place… to be honest, we can’t even adequately express our enthusiasm. Trust us when we say we’re keen beans – but we’re not alone, so you’ll want to get there nice and early to get a spot (or grab five of your mates and book a table).
13 King William Street
Absolute brunch favourite of ours, tbsp. is worth going out of your way for. While their classics, like eggs on toast, muesli or French toast are all perfectly executed, we think the real stars are the Asian-inspired offerings. Chilli scrambled eggs are topped with crispy shallots, corander and chilli oil. A slow cooked egg is nestled in a bowl of chicken congee. Bonito flakes gently flutter atop zucchini and corn okonomiyaki. For a moment, all is right in the world, and we haven’t even mentioned the kimcheese and fried chicken burgers, or the decadent beef brisket benedict.
10 King William Street
A coffee van parked up at a suburban oval? It doesn’t exactly inspire high expectations… until you chance upon Cosmo Coffee. This gleaming, polished, beacon of caffeine surpasses expectations and then some, with ace coffee served up by friendly barista Amos. Grab a pastry as well, and while you’re there, make sure to pat some pups.
Wymond Park, Coode Street
Right on the border of Bayswater, Porkies is not for the faint of heart. You could almost believe you were deep in the heart of Texas, if not for the Australian chatter that fills the room, or the familiar faces across the many TV screens – but this is no place for highfalutin airs. It’s a place for greasy-fingered goodness, free soft drink refills and definitely for an elastic waistband. We’re still dreaming about the sticky, sweet, smoky 16-hour burnt ends and garlicky stadium fries.
208 Railway Parade
Melanie Marris Eyebrow Stylist
In need of a bit of pampering? The team at Melanie Marris Eyebrow Stylist have got you covered, with an international reputation for insanely glam eyebrows. Expanding from their origins in Perth, the brand now have studios in Melbourne, Bali and LA (plus bazillions of instagram followers) – so when we say glam, we mean it. Waxing, tinting, henna and lamination are all on offer, so even if you’re feeling more Groucho Marx than Kim K, you’ll leave feeling stylish, sleek, and ready to take on the world in no time.
1/79 Whatley Crescent
Focus & Be Martial Arts and Yoga Centre
Now that your eyebrows are done and you’re feeling all glamorous, perhaps it’s time to work on feeling just as good on the inside? Enter Focus & Be. Offering a varied selection of classes with a team of twelve instructors, Focus & Be are all about creating a positive, welcoming space. Classes at the centre include Iyengar, Yin and beginner’s yoga, t’ai chi, plus a variety of martial arts, so you’ll feel centred and strong.
91 Whatley Crescent
Miss out on a new bike in the great iso-bicycle shortage of 2020? Current bike needing some TLC? Cycles Bespoke will sort you out. This independent bicycle specialist boast a unique and eclectic range of gear, plus next-level knowledge for repairs and mechanical support. With a cycle shop like this, you’ll be getting into head-to-toe lycra in no time.
6/516 Guildford Road
Header Image: King Somm