Date visited: 14th December 2012
MerlinFan and I decided on having brunch at Three Bags Full after her course enrolment this morning. Sweet, I thought, it was drizzling, hopefully that meant less customers at this popular cafe.
No such luck - the joint was already buzzing when we got there, however it wasn't a problem with three different sections and ample seating space. I was hoping for an individual table preferably near the window where I could make use of the natural light but the only spots available were on the communal table. And against the light. <sob>
The interior of Three Bags Full is warm, homey and quite delightful. It still has that warehouse-ish feel with the exposed brick walls that are so popular with Melbourne cafes, but is dolled up with various artwork, plants and gorgeous light fixtures.
|Centrepiece of communal table. Gorgeous overhead lamps.|
|Iced coffee $6|
We chose the Steak Sandwich with grilled porterhouse, bacon, beetroot relish, cheese, aioli, tomato, rocket.
|Steak sandwich $18|
For the sweet, we had the Twice Baked French Toast with Creme Patissiere, Peaches & Almonds.
|French Toast $16.50|
I believe this dish usually comes with rhubarb, but I guess peaches are the fruits of the season. I was actually really glad it came with peaches instead, for I was never fond of rhubarb - my juvenile self would insist "it's not a fruit, it's a vege!" The French Toast was quite lovely, with crispy edges and soft, moist insides. The peaches were poached to the point of looking like shrivelled tomatoes but delicious, sweet peach halves they were! The subtle creme patissiere and syrup were a nice accompaniment. I'm not big on having nuts in my desserts so I didn't think much of the almonds.
To sum it all up - great coffee, delicious food at good portions, staff that were perky and attentive, full of smiles and genuinely appeared happy to be there. With another great brunch place under our belts, we are convinced that Three Bags Full is utterly deserving of all the hype it has been getting.
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