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.

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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!

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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.

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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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A-mazing.

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

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