Three Queens on King
Three Queens on King brings some much-needed life to the top end of King Street, just a couple of doors along from Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher. Its bright corner position is a boon for the cafe, but even better is the fresh and breezy space created with the help of Surry Hills designer Arthur Koutoulas, who also worked on St. Jude.
Coffee is a Nicaraguan organic brew from Rush roasters in the Central Highlands. The menu includes eggs “all ways” with relish (just add your sides to round it out). Try apple fritters paired with toffee sauce, salads of slow-roasted harissa lamb with couscous, or soft shell crab with spicy salsa and rotund sandwiches with tequila chicken, coriander and avocado.
There’s a butter romance going on too, from the banana and walnut bread with maple butter, to the toad in a hole with smoked bacon butter. The spearmint and palm sugar tea is a Three Queens signature, along with fennel and twig tea (which die-hard fans will recognise as an AbFab Eddie reference). These Three Queens are certainly bringing some extra personality to the University end of King Street.