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Local Eats – King of the Castle

by Gail Asbell

If you’re anything like us, a strong yoga class really helps you work up an appetite, especially a 90-minute Bikram class. We’ve scoped out the local eats that make for perfect post yoga fuel. A favourite? King of the Castle, in Pakington Street, Geelong West.

The space is beautiful. The huge industrial building has been left simple and pared back leaving a stunning spacious feel to the café. The high ceilings and white and grey finish could be cold, but the soft wooden tones and abundant greenery keep the space feeling homey and inviting.

When it comes to the food menu, King of the Castle is one of those places that allows you to be virtuous one day and indulgent the next. If you’re going for the former, an almond and mango smoothie bowl or chia bircher with berries is a good start. So is a serving of the vegan corn fritters served with beetroot pesto. If your cravings aren’t quite swinging that way, eggs benedict served on waffles, or the brisket burger will do the trick.

This balance continues into dessert and the drinks menu. Pana Chocolate takes care of the raw, vegan cravings, while La Madre banana bread goes well for a sugar craving.

Lattes can come in a regular variety from Padre coffee, or for something a little different you can go for a Matcha latte from Matcha Maiden, or perhaps a ‘Peeling Fantastic Tea Latte’ a mix of Marigold, safflower, orange, mango, banana and pineapple vitamins C, B6, B2, B1, and E, and potassium blend.

We suggest class first, brunch later.

“For more incredible places to eat along the Surf Coast, check out Chief Active Getaway Guides – Surf Coast”

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