Two Kings Cafe – The Overview…
Food: Corn and Zucchini Fritters, Chia Pudding, Acai Bowl, Kings Breakfast, Roasted Veg, Orange and fennel salad
Believe it or not, Two Kings was actually the first place we visited when we moved into this area, and our love affair has been rekindled more recently due to their amazing approach to our dietary requirements. (Most of you probably don’t know but I’ve been pretty sick for a lot of this year, and recently I’ve been on an incredibly restricted diet – which amongst obvious issues being a food blogger, has just been making me downright miserable). Enter Two Kings, who tirelessly, week after week have strived to make something I can eat – owner Jochem is confident and knowledgeable about his food, taking away all the stress and uncertainty about what I can and can’t eat.
This is our favourite thing about Two Kings – everyone is made to feel welcome – from old men meeting to read the paper and have a coffee, to young children stealing food off each other’s plates – nothing and no one are an inconvenience and staff will bend over backwards to ensure everyone has a good time. Being bright and modern, featuring art work by local artists on the wall, it can at first glance appear a little trendy – but look a little closer and you’ll soon see the eclectic mix of local customers happily enjoying brunch in this relaxing, friendly cafe.
We’ve visited numerous times (did I mention that already?) and love the seamless blend of traditional and innovative dishes on the menu. If you’re looking for a decent feed, go for the King’s breakfast: Two eggs done your way, rich wagyu sausage, house made hash browns and heaps of bacon, this one really fills you up and shows off the great quality produce Two Kings select. The corn and zucchini fritters are a filling and tasty gluten free option, and there’s heaps of vegetarian dishes on the menu too including the waffles and the eggs benedict (opt for the mushrooms, obviously).
For vegans (or non-vegans) there’s almost always a special that’s a dedicated vegan dish, and numerous choices in the counter (including some yummy raw slices most days)! Soon to join the regular dishes available are the chia pudding and acai bowl (also keep your eyes peeled for the vegan pannacotta popping up on that specials board). Both these lighter breakfast options have an abundance of fruit and while the chia pudding had the edge for me as I found it a little more filling, I’d happily grab either of these for brekky on my way to work!
Address: 353 Centre Road, Bentleigh
Mon 6:30am to 4pm
Tue 6:30am to 4pm
Wed 6:30am to 4pm
Thu 6:30am to 4pm
Fri 6:30am to 4pm
Sat 7am to 4pm
Sun 7:30am to 4pm
Parking: There is parking on Centre Road, but if this is too stressful (or too busy) pop into the carpark just behind Two Kings.
Getting here on PT: It’s less than 5 minutes walk from Bentleigh station on the Frankston line.