(Melbourne) Three Bags Full

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There’s something serene and peaceful about cafes that lie on the outskirts, like Three Bags Full, which provided a quick departure from the hustle and bustle of the city that I was used to seeing most of the time. Food-wise, it offered the ‘standard’ breakfast and brunch menu that I have come to expect in Melbourne, and I thought it could do with experimenting with new dishes (though I wasn’t disappointed with the unconventional Japanese okonomiyaki pancake when they did). Trying to find breakfast and brunch where you don’t want to feel let down? Three Bags Full would be a pretty safe bet.


 – General Review –

Overall Rating: 8.2/10

Pros 🙂

  1. Food served quite quickly.
  2. Numerous gluten-free alternatives available.
  3. Good quality food.
  4. Clean, cozy, and warm interior.

Cons 😦

  1. Options could be more varied, but at least the cafe did offer Japanese okonomiyaki pancake as one of its specials, which I’ve never seen in any other breakfast places.
  2. Could improve the quality of said okonomiyaki, since the sides were slightly burnt and overcooked.

 – Food Experience –

[X] Recommended dishes are represented by a checked box (based on personal preferences).

1) Mocha: [X]

Sweet and rich in chocolate, the mocha might be considered a bit too sweet for others but for someone with a sweet tooth like me, I’d have it any day. Also served with a marshmallow on the side!

Mocha ($3.90)

Mocha ($3.90)

2) Eggs in Hell: [ ]

The dish was quite sour in general and the chorizo ragu wasn’t as spicy as I’d hoped it would be, but the dish was comprised of a pretty good combination of different ingredients and flavors. The grilled polenta could be a little too rich though.

Eggs in Hell ($18.50)

Eggs in Hell ($18.50)

3) Okonomiyaki Japanese Pancake: [X]

Okonomiyaki for breakfast? Who would’ve thought? Even though the pancake itself was slightly overcooked and tasted burnt at the edges, the pork belly certainly made up for it – it was incredibly tender and savory, and presented a more prominent ‘Asian flavor’ in a somewhat ‘fusion’-like way.

Okonomiyaki Japanese Pancake ($18)

Okonomiyaki Japanese Pancake ($18)

 

Location: 60 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford – VIC, Australia (3067)

Contact number: +61 3 9421 2732

Website: Three Bags Full

Operating hours: Mon – Fri: 7am-4pm

Sat – Sun & Public holidays: 8am-4pm

Posted by: V

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