Friendly staff are there to greet and seat with a chilled glass of water while viewing the menu for breakfast, lunch, Devonshire tea or coffee and cake.
To me, the test of a good coffee is a flat white - no sugar. If a well made coffee has correctly heated milk, then it's sweet enough. Taste the full bodied flavours, without the sugar mask.
That goes for espresso too. There should be a hint of caramel, but never be, "bitter".
At King Henry, the head barista is always on point. She knows coffee. Has an affinity with it and builds a great coffee. Fresh roast, grind and milk. Correct dose. Never burnt/bitter. Never cold.
Just right. Consistently.
And, when a barista samples their brews throughout the day, you know you're in good hands.
Always something to look forward to.
On Saturday, hubby and I decided to have breakfast at King Henry.
I drew a sigh of contentment as I sat in now familiar surrounds on the deck.
Cradling our kick starter coffees, we relished the still cool, crisp mountain air - a welcome morning respite before the heat of the day.
I lingered over a generous meal of perfectly poached eggs on toast, avocado, lightly wilted spinach, cooked tomato, mushrooms and a side serve of wholesome, home made "baked beans" that were fresh, flavoursome and filling - a delicious addition to my full plate.
Hubby had the same, minus the spinach, with an upgrade of pork chipolatas and bacon.
A well prepared, cooked and served breakfast. Each mouthful savoured.
The old saying goes, "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper".
Well, we dined like a king, and queen, and were comfortably replete for the rest of the day.
King Henry is also licensed, and has a selection of wines and beer on tap.
Enjoy a bevvy or two in restful surrounds - the perfect way to unwind after a busy day/week… with a designated skipper of course, to negotiate the winding mountain roads responsibly and deliver you home safely.