Brisbane’s Horny for Unicorn Themed Everything | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane's Horny for Unicorn Themed Everything

  • Food & Booze
Alright, nonbelievers, before you ask: no, we’re not still buzzing from last night’s bottle of wine. Like the fabled calorie-free cake, you may have assumed unicorns were a faraway dream – but you’d be wrong. After a 2016 fraught with rainbow bagels, coffee, and toasties, our foodie fantasies are about to take a massive leap into reality. Spotting a unicorn on a restaurant menu is no longer a reason to scale back on the tequila – it’s a legit foodie trend. Time to take a trip to candy mountain, Charlie (psyche – just when you thought you’d escaped high school), ‘cause Brisbane’s joining in on the colours, sprinkles and all things sugar that is unicorn food.
Red Hook | Brisbane – unicorn ice burg
Here’s a horse of a different colour for this CBD burger spot! The folks at Red Hook have been spotted experimenting with a ‘unicorn ice burg’ – an ice cream burger on a brioche bun. Get in quick: it’s colourful, it’s sugary, and it’s available for a limited time.
Chester Street | Newstead
Tell your appetite to pony up, ‘cause Chester Street’s rainbow unicorn cake is just as intense as it sounds. You may want to call your PT and beg for forgiveness before digging in to this devil’s food cake topped in raspberry sprinkle buttercream, white chocolate ganache drip, meringue pieces, fresh raspberries, confetti, (deep breath) and Doughnut Time doughnuts.
Café Lacuna | Wavell Heights
Fine, you’ve caught us. We’ve spent years hiding our hot chocolate addiction from our coworkers, claiming it’s a respectable ‘long black’ or ‘double shot latte’ or whatever adults are supposed to drink (we’re not sure, but we know it seriously lacks in the marshmallow department). But with Café Lacuna’s pink-tinged unicorn hot chocolate topped in whipped cream and sprinkles, we’re done hiding – it’s time to show off.
Vanilla Pod Specialty Cake Kitchen | Albion
Ditch the vanilla cake order this birthday: whether you’re buying for your nan or your 5-year-old niece, no one’s resisting Vanilla Pod’s unicorn cupcakes with confetti frosting and decorative horns. Nope, not even that cousin with a suspiciously large toy truck collection. Now to rob a leprechaun to fund our new food addiction. Want to be the first to hear about the rumoured unicorn foodie pop up in Brisbane? Sign up here! Words by Samantha Chariton