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