In between meals in the eating fest that was yesterday, I had some coffee flavoured buns from Pappa Roti at Warrigal shopping centre between meal no.2 and meal no.3.
Pappa Roti is a bakery franchise that do ONLY one type of buns...well atleast for now.
Their claim to fame is their coffee bun. Apparently it's really healthy as far as baked goods go. They only entered into Australia last year, and the website says they will keep expanding. Supposedly they have stores worldwide from Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Dubai etc. I do remember the name from when I was in Korea, it was near where my sister lived. When I asked about how their buns were, my sister who loves her food fatty told me "oh they do low calorie buns, yuck! why would you?". Thus I never ventured to taste it in Korea, but in Brisbane I was more than eager to try it.
At Warrigal shopping centre, the bakery is really small. As I was with 5 other people, we went to a local mccafe with our buns in hand. And I must say McCafe coffee is actually not as bad as you'd think. I think you can't really go wrong with their long black, better than some other coffee shops like Gloria Jeans and Coffee Club in my opinion. With my long black in hand and my coffee bun (...okay I had 2) in my other hand, I was one happy camper.
The perfect little bun.
I'd recommend eating it within the hour, but since it is bread, it can be re-heated at home. Although I don't think it would even need re-heating to be honest.
I'm interested to see how Australian taste buds will react to this simple yet delicate bun with an exquisite subtle flavour that is its charm.
Let me know what you think if you ever had it!
|The little Pappa Roti shop at Warrigal Shopping Centre|
|You smell the delicious coffee aroma all throughout the shopping centre|
|A long black from McCafe, the perfect accompaniment|
|Hollow on the inside, oh so soft and doughy with a thin layer of crumble on top|