King of the Castle cafe on trendy Pakington St in Geelong was the second establishment my friend from Torquay insisted Foodie Melbourne visited on my Geelong tour, and she clearly knows my taste well.
As soon as we walked into this cool, light filled warehouse, filled with hanging plants, cool modern light fittings and long wooden tables, I knew why this venue is buzzing. It’s the kind of place where hipsters can mingle with young families, and is big enough to be busy without being crowded.
The menu was short but sweet, something I like because usually the decision is easy. We both went for the slow cooked beef brisket burger, which was definitely not your humble cafe beef burger. This was filled with slow cooked beef, sweet potato fries, pickles and served on the most delicious brioche bun. I have only recently begun to become a little bit of a burger lover, and this is exactly the kind of burger I like- honest, fresh ingredients served on a killer bun. No grease, no drip- its a clean burger that shows attention to detail and that burgers can be more than grease pits!
Since I have started following the cafe on Instagram, I have become addicted to watching out for their specials on the weekend, like Turkish Delight cronuts. Definitely a place to visit. The Pako locals have no doubt already claimed it as their own, but this is the kind of place a Melbournian in Geelong would feel right at home.
Have a delicious day,