BUNS ON THE RUN

COF­FEE AND SOME DIS­TINCTLY UNIQUE SNACKS ARE MAK­ING THIS MOD­EST CBD CAFE AN ES­SEN­TIAL FUEL STOP FOR ALL AGES

The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - At the table -

If you had gor­geous buns, you’d want to show them off, right? Well it’s no dif­fer­ent at Pap­paroti, a tiny cafe where fluffy Malaysian buns, a pop­u­lar street snack in their home­land, have be­come a del­i­cacy.

The fresh sig­na­ture bun, warm from the oven, known as sweet and savoury, is faintly crisp on the out­side and iced with a light creamy coat­ing, which caramelises on bak­ing.

Break open the slightly sweet­ened bread and melted but­ter oozes out.

Taken with a cup of ex­cel­lent cof­fee, it’s a per­fect mid-morn­ing nib­ble or af­ter­noon pickme-up.

Of course, some of us can’t just leave it there. You can choose from myr­iad top­pings in­clud­ing white cho­co­late and con­densed milk, to name a cou­ple, but most cus­tomers seem to like them just as they are.

You’ll see suited up busi­ness­men and women, teenagers and mums with tod­dlers all pop­ping in for a few buns. Oth­ers pull up a chair at the brolly-shaded pave­ment ta­bles.

And why not, when a cof­fee and bun sets you back a mere $6.70 (more for de­caff and other milk op­tions).

The shop it­self is tiny with just three ta­bles­for-two in­side, where you can see the kitchen servery and grab a daily news­pa­per.

If you’re up for break­fast or af­ter­noon tea, there are some pretty “out there” op­tions on of­fer.

Con­sider Malaysian cof­fee with Milo; a pan­cake burger (yes, that’s right) with cheese and potato chips; beef ren­dang or gar­lic prawns on a crepe or waf­fle; a tiramisu pan­cake with brownie bits; or how about toasted banana bread with peanut but­ter and honey? The drinks list is equally cre­ative. Kit Kat, Twix or Oreo shakes, a taro red bean latte or durian latte give you some idea of the scope for imag­i­na­tion here.

Of course, there are more con­ven­tional bev­er­ages too.

Ver­dict: No one said you’ll lose weight here, but it’s likely you’ll en­joy the in­dul­gence.

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