The Tiny Giant is a cosy Petersham cafe, famous for its insta-famous colourful dishes. I have heard great things about this cafe and have visited twice, keen to try it out. Make sure you get here early because there is always a line.
For our first visit, to start off with, we ordered the mango and green detox smoothies. These were nice and refreshing and not too sweet and you could taste the mixture of ingredients, as it was made fresh on the spot.
For our dishes we ordered the over the rainbow bagels with smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado and capers. These bagels were beautifully presented and the smoked salmon and cream cheese went together very well, to create a healthy and tasty dish.
Next we tried the Croque madam on toasted sourdough with smoked jamon, bechamel, gruyere and 72 hour truffle infused fried egg. This was my favourite dish of the day, the truffle flavour was strong and the bechamel and gruyere cheese just melted in your mouth. It was definitely one gourmet toastie.
Finally for dessert, we tried the Banoffee bomb: banoffee pie biscuit filled with cream, topped with salted caramel banana, toffee, crumb pistachio, rose persian pash mac and fresh figs. This is off their specials menu and it was delicious, the banoffee pie biscuit was crunchy, while the sweet toffee and salted caramel was nicely balanced out by the light cream and fresh fruit, with the pistachio adding a nice crunch. The fairy floss was also very pretty.
For our second visit, we also ordered three dishes to share off their new Willy Wonka dessert menu. The first dish was the Willy wonka brioche french toast with rainbow toast, taro buttermilk cream, persian fairy floss and fresh fruit with maple syrup pourover. This was the most colourful dish I have ever seen and the buttermilk cream was rich and delicious, nicely contrasted by the fresh fruit.
The second dish I ordered was the Willy Wonka waffles with banana, strawberry, persian fairy floss, vanilla ice cream cone and maple syrup pourover. This was another creative dish, the ice cream was sweet and refreshing and I loved the chewy texture of the waffles, which were made fresh.
To balance the sugar, we ordered the Baked hotpot with tomato sugo, danish fetta, mushrooms and two free ranged eggs with chorizo and linseed toast. I loved this dish, the sugo sauce was nice and rich and eggs were well cooked, going perfectly with the toast.
Overall, The Tiny Giant is a great cafe on the Petersham scene, it is often packed on weekends and public holidays so get there early if you want to beat the queue! Definitely worth trying for beautiful and delicious food.
Love at First Bite dined as guests of CPM Online Marketing and The Tiny Giant. All opinions are my own.