Grab your stretchy pants and get ready for a brunch degustation like no other at MICA Brasserie.
Brought to you by King Street Bakery duo Clare and Shannon Kellam, MICA is the ultimate coffee, boulangerie and a’la cart brasserie, situated in the new Breakfast Creek lifestyle precinct promenade. Paying homage to any good French patisserie, the cabinet is lined with perfect pastries, flaky croissants and to-die-for tarts, accompanied by loaves upon loaves of delectable fresh bread that’ll make you glad you now have an alternative to your DIY isolation sourdough.
But why just have a feast when you can turn it into an occasion? What makes MICA stand out in the ever expanding Brisbane brunch scene is their tasting menu. A far cry from the avocado toast or corn fritters we’ve become accustomed to, this brunch tasting menu jazzes up our old favourites with standout local flavours.
Start with a juice and coffee, followed by a super creamy sheep milk yogurt with crunchy wattleseed granola and syrupy basil mint strawberries. Next comes a sweet and slightly spicy caramelised pineapple with a delectable macadamia crumble and refreshing coconut water sorbet. Third course is a light and delicious cured king salmon with fromage Blanc and arguably the best sumac sourdough in town. This absolute feast of fancy is then followed by your choice of main—a cheesy gruyere and Swiss mushroom omelette or their version of eggs Benedict, served with a brioche-like English muffin and divine Chardonnay hollandaise. And just when you think you’re about to slip into a food coma, the basket of fresh pastries arrives, with a selection of their best danishes and croissants. Tres magnifiques! And don’t worry, you can take the baked goods home if you just can’t fit in another bite.
Of course, if a multi-course breakfast isn’t quite your style, you can always just tuck into something from the regular menu and maybe add on a shared appetizer for a little something extra. We hear the pain perdu—a thick slice of brioche pan fried and rolled in sugar with mandarin compote and fresh whipped cream—will get your appetite going. The patisserie just adjacent is also full of deliciously flaky pastries and baked goods, so you’ll be going home with something carby either way.
Get all the details on MICA Brasserie here, and stay tuned for their evening menu soon to come.
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