After waking up at 1am to “listen with your eyeees, listen with your eyeeees,” I decided enough was enough and worked hard to change our vocal rotation to songs about twinkling little stars, mice running up clocks, highways to hell; anything else.
My blanket rainbow ban was working.
That is until I went to Piggyback Café in Brisbane’s west-side. And ordered the most radiant meal I’ve ever had in my life.
Was I seeing red? Or yellow or green and blue? Let’s take a look.
Piggy Back Café is the little sister of PawPaw restaurant in Woolloongabba, but has carved a name for itself in its own right on the Brisbane foodie scene.
If you haven’t already guessed, this is the number one go-to place for a rainbow coffee.
In order to preserve the beautifully-crafted rainbow art in the steamed milk, a side shot of double espresso is served for you to pour in yourself after you’ve taken all your insta-photos.
I can’t write about this meal without starting with the panna cotta. Panna cotta with breakfast is a decadent delight as it is, but add in the wow factor of pink pitaya to it and you have yourself something really special here.
The panna cotta was lusciously creamy, with just a hint of tropical sweetness from the pitaya so that it wasn’t too sweet. That was lucky, seeing as there was a whole slab of fresh honeycomb in the bowl adding a candied element to the dish.
The granola itself was packed full or roasted nuts and seeds, giving the necessary crunch to the silky panna cotta. Plump, fresh berries were of the highest quality and just bursting with juicy flavour.
Dogs are not forgotten here either with a Lactose-Free Puppycino or Puppy Ice Cream on the menu as well.
Breakfast here is served all day, with an expanded lunch menu tacked on from 10.30am. This means that options like a Pulled Pork Burger or Soba Noodles are brought into the mix.
Whatever side of the bed you woke up on today, Piggy Back is here to bring a smile to your face with creative food that uses a kaleidoscope of colours.
Unfortunately though I'm singing a rainbow again. I need to find a monochrome meal now.