This Sydney Café Is Serving Up Big Pride Energy With A Mardi Gras Inspired Menu

Cool Sh*t, Eat, Festivals, Sydney / 16 February 2022

Because what better way to celebrate love than over a deliciously flamboyant serve of rainbow french toast?

The team at Cuckoo Callay, Newtown have revealed a limited-edition rainbow serve of French Toast to celebrate love in all its unique and sugary glory. Serving up a whole lot of pride over the coming weeks, Cuckoo Callay’s colourful new dishes will be a precursor for the annual 2022 Mardi Gras parade.

Equal parts drool-worthy and Insta-worthy, the decadent Rainbow French Toast is made up of crunchy nut coated ube halaya French toast, with kaya and ube halaya jam, lemon curd, coconut and lime crumble, topped with rainbow meringue. 

For those who sit on the other side of the sweet versus savoury fence, Cuckoo Callay introduce Shrimp Po’Boy. The authentic New Orleans style sandwich on a hoagie roll comes stuffed with crispy polenta fried shrimp, cheese, red onion, horseradish remoulade, pickles, lettuce, and a side of salt and vinegar chips. A humble nod to the birthplace of Mardi Gras and its US heritage stemming back to 1837.  

If all that delicious eating has you working up a thirst, try the limited-edition Watermelon and Cucumber sangria jugs exclusive to their love menu.

Cuckoo Callay has also announced that $2 from each new menu item sold is being donated to ACON – a fierce organisation that supports LGBTQIA+ people statewide.

Rounding out the rather rambunctious three-week takeover, Cuckoo For Love closes with a Mardi Gras pre-party on Saturday 5th March in Surry Hills with a dedicated DJ ready to spin the queerest and most colourful tunes imaginable. 

Starting Saturday, February 12, right through to Sunday, March 6, head to the Surry Hills or Newtown cafes to indulge in the festivities and show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community. All new menu items are available for $22 in support on Mardi Gras 2022.