The new My Kingdom for a Horse outpost, a scaled-down version of the Wright St café, is part of the new Telegraph Lane eating hub at 11 Waymouth St. COVID-19 has caused some delays with the development, but once fully occupied it will house seven other cafes and restaurants.
The C-word has been a major blow to hospitality operators planning new venues, but My Kingdom’s owner Emily Raven rose to the pandemic challenge.
The CBD satellite is a bright spot on the street and has the same fresh, funky, colourful design and branding of the Wright St mothership. Woods Bagot designed the fitout, Raven looked after layout and design elements and industrial artist Tony Mead added signature MKFAH lightboxes. It’s a small but perfectly formed café with an alfresco area facing Waymouth St which seats 18 – look out for the sunny yellow chairs.
Brewing from 7am every day, the focus is on cracking coffee and simple, fast and tasty foods to go. There’s not enough space for a kitchen, so the food is made in the early hours at Wright St and transported by a refrigerated truck.