19 April 2016

Cheap Eats - My Rainbow Dreams, Dickson

| Alexandra Craig
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Continuing with the non-Civic Cheap Eats theme this week, I made a beeline for Dickson where I had lunch at My Rainbow Dreams.

My Rainbow Dreams is a vegetarian café, but don’t be put off if you’re a self-confessed meat lover – there is something for everyone here.

The menu has a really good range of food, four different types of burger (including haloumi!), wraps and rolls, curries, soups, plus a cake cabinet full of lots of sweet treats. All the meals are priced really affordably, all coming in at under $15.00 except for one – the Rainbow Breakfast for $17.00.


I ordered the curry of the day which was a vegetable korma ($10.50 regular size – $12.50 for the large), and my partner ordered the Indian spiced lentil burger ($10.50). The food was delivered to us quite quickly even though there were a fair few customers in the café.


I don’t think I’ve seen my partner inhale something so quickly. He is what some would call a ‘picky’ eater and I didn’t think he would like the burger but he loved it. I wish I had asked him for bite! My curry was good, it came with the most delicious raita. Even though I got the smaller of the two available servings, it was more than enough to fill me up. If I could improve it at all, I would give the curry a stronger flavour. The flavour that was there was good, I just think with a bit of extra chilli or something it could be so much better.

One of the things I really liked about My Rainbow Dreams is that you can arrive at any time and order a meal (except for the hour before close), whereas I find a lot of cafes will only serve lunch between 12-2, and if you’re there by 1.45pm you’ve missed out. I will definitely be visiting My Rainbow Dreams again, I think I’ll be ordering the spiced lentil burger next time!

What: My Rainbow Dreams
Where: Shop G1, Dickson Chambers, Dickson Place (opposite the post office, kind of just past Woolworths)
Opening hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) 8.30am-4.00pm (Wed, Sat, Sun)
Website: http://myrainbowdreams.com.au

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That spiced lentil burger is pretty damn good but wouldn’t everything be better with a decent chunk of chilli on the side?

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