The Tiny GIANT | Petersham | Sydney | Australia
Rainbow bagels are the new BLT.
Good day fellow foodies!
I was in such a good mood this morning that I decided to take a trip out of usual comfort zone of Sydney city and visit The Tiny GIANT Petersham in Inner West Sydney. I had never been to Petersham before, and I heard there was a cafe where one could get a coffee in a cone *GASP* so off exploring I went to find this tiny giant.
Tiny GIANT is not even a hop, skip, and a jump from the train station. Sitting on a petite roadside corner a cute, mint-green cafe lit by the morning sun, and inside a cozy, clean industrial interior.
There were all walks of life at the Tiny GIANT. A young artist sitting outside sketching whatever was on his mind that day, a group of middle-class woman drinking coffee with their small dogs, elderly gentleman seated inside reading the paper, well-suited ladies and gents coming in for their daily grind, and curly-haired students with their laptops, using the free wi-fi to study - or most likely checking their Facebook updates. I took up the stools by the bench and quietly became "one of them".
The menu at the Tiny GIANT spoke only two words to me: PHOTOGRAPHS PLEASE! It is filled with attractive looking items, such as Waffles with Persian floss, Baked Eggs, their world-famous Chocolate injected Cronuts, not to mention the encouraging "Don't forget to use the tag @thetinygiantpetersham for all your Instagram uploads!" - which by the way I endorse fully, because I believe sharing the things you love and what brings you happiness that can also bring other people happiness too is one of the greatest things you can do :)
And now, let's eat.
Today I ate the Over the Rainbow Bagel with fresh banana, caramel sauce, coconut, and Persian fairy floss.
How could I pass up the chance to eat a Rainbow bagel, after all who knows when the next time I'd be in Petersham. This dish was made for Instagram to every last detail: the colours of the bagel with chopped banana layered throughout it, brown golden caramel swirled around the plate, fairy floss topped all over like birds of a feather, crisp white coconut scattered everywhere like confetti, and fresh edible flowers matching the bagel's colour scheme for good measure! Even you all gotta admit, it's a hell of a nice touch.
Today I drank(?) a Coffee Cone.
An interesting concept, coffee in a cone. While most baristas don't fall for these so-called gimmicks, I love them, and I don't think these are gimmicks at all, they're fun, a little silly but in a good way, and a new and exciting way to experience new things!
So what was it like drinking(?) a coffee out of a cone?
Well, first of all you don't want to be moving a lot while holding it, because the coffee does spill easily. Second of all, the cone does not hold much volume so it's not a big drink, but in spite of that, it did taste really, really good, kind of like eating a mochaccino. I'd definitely get a coffee cone again.
And guess what? I was in such a GREAT mood after my time at the Tiny GIANT that I decided to walk all the way home, yes that's right. I took the scenic route and walked all the way from Petersham to Roseberry. Am I crazy? Perhaps, but that's what I am - crazy about food :D
Make the Rainbow bagel your next favourite at The Tiny GIANT Petersham.