Popular Fortitude Valley cafe King Arthur is staying open a bit longer on Fridays. It’s known for its all-day breakfasts but, from tomorrow night, will begin offering dinner.

“We’ll be focusing on fresh produce that we get delivered that week,” says Mairi MacKinnon, who owns the cafe with Josh Russell. “The menu will be changing with the seasons and what’s available to us.”

The opening week’s menu includes dishes such as crab and corn chowder; Moroccan spiced chicken with Jerusalem artichoke; and chard and leek morcilla (blood sausage).

“The idea behind the menu is to make it accessible for everyone. If someone came in on their own, they could have a couple of small plates to themselves,” MacKinnon says. “If it was a group of eight, they could try nearly everything on the menu.”

MacKinnon and Russell don’t intend on changing the relaxed atmosphere. The hope is to cultivate a “cosy little shared plates venue” that flows easily from early morning to nightfall.

Best of all? King Arthur will be taking bookings for dinner.

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