Have you heard about Perth’s hippest new coffee spot yet? We headed to Graffiti on King St today to check out their new street art and sample some tasty treats.
Adjoined to Perth's InterContinental Hotel, Graffiti is a hole-in-the-wall cafe with a difference. For starters, they make all their food in-house and even the hot bites are ready to go in two minutes flat. Delicious Barbacoa buns are cooked on a wood-fired grill with the choice of chorizo, marinated chicken or black bean falafel, topped off with chimichurri, hot mayo, aoili or tahini.
Graffiti's tasty 'Big Buzz' coffee blend (sourced from Welshpool-based roasters Killer Bee) is complemented by a range of sensational sweets from pastry chef Peter Cox. We can confidently report that Cox’s Pastéis de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts) are by far the best we’ve tried in Perth.
But let’s not forget their crowning glory (and the main reason for our visit) - their fresh new wall art by local talent, Daek William.
Inspired by his trademark style, this mural is a continuation of Daek's series of profiles and faces that he's carried across several spaces in Perth. It's an imaginative and colourful piece that really brings to life the urban and alternative personality of Graffiti.
Taking five days to complete, Daek has emblazoned the eatery in vibrant colours and detailed touches including a super cute kitten (which, as crazy cat people ourselves, we just adored!). It's certainly created a fresh and eye-catching new experience for CBD regulars and tourists alike, and bystanders can't help but snap photos as they drop by for coffee and food. Talk about Insta-worthy!
During our visit, we also chatted with the hotel's Director of Food and Beverage, Andrew McGie.
We asked Andrew what led to Graffiti’s creation and he told us, “Graffiti is a separate outlet that falls under the InterContinental Hotel umbrella. It sits alongside three other restaurants in this complex, two of which are also new and due to open soon."
“Heno & Rey will offer lots of authentic and unique dishes under $20, including meats and cheeses imported from Spain”, Andrew said. “We’ll also have homemade sangria and local craft beers, plus Spanish, South American and West Australian wines.”
Meanwhile, Ascua (opening November 1) promises an Australian approach to Spanish cuisine. Diners will enjoy a theatre-style open kitchen showcasing a sizzling wood-fired grill while chefs prepare locally sourced dry-aged meats and seafood.
“The other great thing about Ascua is that freshly baked breads, olives, oils and sauces will be complimentary”, Andrew said. “We want it to be value for money as well as a fun and casual new dining experience”.
All in all, we were very impressed with Graffiti today and we can’t wait to try Ascua and Heno & Rey in the near future!
Graffiti is open from 6.30am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Follow them on Instagram here: instagram.com/graffiti_on_king