Monday Pick-Me-Ups

Monday mornings are always tough, however with uni starting up again, our’s was especially bad.

There was only one thing to do.

Go out for breakfast.


We choose Brisbane CBD as our destination, with cold drip coffees being a necessity. We needed the energy to make it through our 10am lecture. Bonsai Botanika on Elizabeth Street was where we found the caffeine hit we needed and a decadent brekky to go with it. This cafe is known for its Japanese cuisine, but its location, trendy interior and unique fusion menu make it ideal for a Monday morning pick me up.

FullSizeRender(1)We started with the much needed cold drip coffee which was far superior to our usual soy capps. Essentially a deconstructed iced coffee, the drink was served in separate beakers. We became our own personal baristas, making the coffee exactly to our tastes. Certainly a theatrical way to start our breakfast.

Just check out that brew!


Our meals were just as great.

It was the perfect place to opt out of our usual avo on toast and instead pick something a little more fancy, and goodness didn’t we. Between us we choose the Sourdough French Toast ($12) and the Rice Pudding ($12). Both dishes were beautifully presented and great value, perfect for our uni student budget.

The rice pudding was a great consistency, with the poached pear being the perfect accompaniment to break through the sweetness of the dish. It was a warm and heartening dish, a perfect comfort meal.


The french toast was a refreshing take on the traditional. Not nearly as sweet or heavy, the choice to serve it with fresh fruit and yogurt was incredibly well-received. Despite being a touch burnt, the dish was beautifully presented.

Just take a look for yourself.

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Bonsai Botanika cured our Monday-itis and we would recommend it as the perfect place to start a busy week.

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