Like a rose between two thorns, Kings Square sits between hustle and bustle of the city on one side and the nightlife of Northbridge to other, managing to provide a nice balance of both at the same time. It’s fast becoming a popular little precinct in the CBD, the airy plaza filled with coffee-fuelled cafés, some killer restaurants and a huge two-storey tavern busy during the week and on weekends.
Let us take you on a little journey of what to do and where to eat in Kings Square, and maybe chuck it on your itinerary next time you’re in the area.
Having built a reputation for some of Perth’s finest coffee at their flagship Subiaco locale, Brew Ha brings “the ritual” to the CBD every weekday from 7am. They source beans from all over the world and offer a variety of blends to suit any city slicker. And with a strong focus on conversation and community, it’s a ripper place to start the day.
If you’re a real early riser Eat House is grinding beans from 6am, bringing a NYC deli style vibe with a variety of breakfast and lunch options all day. If you’re short on time there are plenty of takeaway options, but we recommend getting a wrap made to go with a fresh juice. Their pricing is also decent compared to other places in the city.
While Degani Restaurant is another great coffee option, it’s also a great place to go for some casual licensed lunch or dinner dining that won’t break the bank. The menu is refreshingly straight up, offering staples like a chicken parmi along with a few great pasta options all around or under the $20 mark. Importantly, this leaves more room in the wallet to explore their extensive cocktail selection!
Hailing from ramen mecca Hakata, Ippudo has become a global ramen institution – which helps explain the line that’s always out front. The menu ranges from bar snacks, to salads and steamed buns, but it’s the ramen that really shines, in particular their specialty tonkotsu broth. Whether you choose the original, creamy option, with miso and garlic oil, or with spicy ground pork miso, it definitely deserves to be slurped up at full zuzutto volume!
The centrepiece of the Kings Square common would have to be the huge Market Grounds bar and restaurant. Taking over two stories with an expansive alfresco area, there’s always something going on, like their Bottomless Mussels Club, Saturday Night Markets party or their upcoming Long Lunch Series. The beer garden is the perfect people watching spot, and stick around later on the weekends if you feel like a boogie.
So all the eating, drinking and being merry we’ve outlined above needs to be balanced out somewhere, and fortunately Kings Square has you covered there too. Offering 360-degree city/Northbridge views, Surge Fitness is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers a variety of different options to suit whatever fitness goals you have – even if it’s just burning off that extra beer or wine from downstairs!