Pixel Coffee has just opened their doors with a fabulous team providing speciality coffee and fresh healthy meals daily. On arrival I fell in love with their minty blue, white and wooden interior, decorated with blossoming flowers.
Dan ordered his usual, a Traditional Long Macchiato while I ordered a Single Origin Flat White, as recommended by one of the friendly baristas. The coffee was smooth and easy to drink, presented with swans. I really enjoyed this cup of coffee and will be back for more.
Apart from a full display of sandwiches, salads, raw desserts and other treats on offer, they also serve a breakfast menu until 11:30am. I like how they use free range, organic and local suppliers where possible and make the meals in house from scratch.
I decided to order the Sweet French Toast ($21.90) and the Pix Plate ($18.90) to share between us. The French Toast is made using wood fired baker sourdough, fresh banana, strawberries, house cured maple bacon and raspberry mascarpone. This dish was not too sweet and beautifully presented. But I probably wouldn’t order it again as the flavours were not very exciting and the bacon wasn’t crispy.
On the other hand, the flavours of the Pix Plate were more my cup of tea. This dish combined potato & herb hash with two poached eggs and a pea, prosciutto & parmesan salad. The hash was crispy on the outside, and soft in the middle and the saltiness of the prosciutto really complimented the dish.
On a separate occasion, I came in just to try their Acai Bowl ($11.90), a Brazilian super fruit smoothie topped with fresh fruit and house granola. This smoothie bowl was a good consistency, sweet and just the right texture. I would recommend this to all the acai lovers out there, although, compared to other places like Hylin there was not as much fruit topping.
When going up to the counter, I noticed a large Broccoli, Sweet Potato and Cheddar Tart ($12), which had just been baked that day. Being so fresh I insisted on getting it, which was a good choice as it was probably the best vegetable tart I have ever eaten.
It is very nice to see such a lovely café show lots of enthusiasm in providing high quality food and coffee to their customers. If in the area, I definitely recommend stopping by for a quick caffeine hit or a sweet treat.
Rating: 8 out of 10