Scarborough: Doric Street Cafe and Kitchen mixing best of Australian and Korean cuisine


Doric Street Cafe and Kitchen co-owners James Park (left) with bibimbap and Dan Murphy with staff member Meg Mousley with her lumberjack cake. Picture: Marie Nirme
Doric Street Cafe and Kitchen co-owners James Park (left) with bibimbap and Dan Murphy with staff member Meg Mousley with her lumberjack cake. Picture: Marie Nirme

FAST coffee and Australian cuisine with a Korean influence has moved in to Doric Street, Scarborough.

Dan Murphy, of Scarborough, and North Perth resident James Park knew their combined talents were the perfect match for Doric Street Café and Kitchen after working together for a year.

Murphy has taken the fast, quality coffee concept from Archie and Max, a Dalkeith cafe he co-owned with his mum, and added Park’s Korean flair to entice a breakfast, coffee and lunch trade.

There is even a text-and-go takeaway coffee ordering system.

“I hate waiting and people are generally impatient so I’ve built a system where people know they can get a quick coffee,” Murphy said.

“The model is similar to Archie and Max with the coffee trade but we’ve stepped up in the food department with a modern Australian menu with a Korean flair from James.

“In the mornings people are eating Korean dishes.”

Trained in Korea, Park has taken his traditional dishes like the kimchi burger and bibimbap and added Australian flavours.

Park, who previously worked at Wildflower and Chez Pierre, said he added Australian herbs to the kimchi and created his own sauce for the bibimbap.

He said he enjoyed creating new dishes and would release a new menu after Easter.

“For the first time, I am starting my dream here,” Park said.

“This is just the start for me.”