Three Bags Full, Abbotsford
Location: Corner of Nicholson St and Mollison St, Abbotsford, Melbourne.
Highlights: Gorgeous aesthetic, fantastic menu, quiet surroundings.
If I could choose any meal to have a bit of a splurge by going to a nice restaurant, I will always choose brunch. A nice dinner? Yeah, okay. A long lunch? Mm, sure. Brunch? YES PLEASE!
I was recently in charge of picking a place to take Sim for an early birthday, pre-kayak adventure meal and the pressure was on to pick a really good place! Three Bags Full has fabulous word of mouth and is always highly recommended as a perfect spot for breakfast, so after doing a little research we decided to get out of bed a little earlier than usual on a Sunday morning and catch the tram down to Abbotsford.
Located in a gorgeous, old brickwork building, Three Bags Full has an understated entrance and dazzling inside appearance. Luckily, the morning we were there was the first morning after the clocks had been turned back for daylight savings, so I think everyone was still a little confused about the time and even though we rocked up at peak brunch time, we got a table for two straight away!
The staff were really friendly (something that definitely impacts whether you return) and overall vibe was very comfortable and relaxed. We browsed their summer menu and took quite a while deciding what to order because everything sounded delicious. We ended up ordering one each of the specials – mine, a savoury french toast with mushrooms, pumpkin purree and pickled cauliflower; Sim’s, a beef brisket breakfast dish with egg and beetroot puree – just as we predicted, absolutely delicious. The only thing I didn’t absolutely love was the coffee because it was super strong, but that’s just my opinion.
After truly satisfying our bellies, we grabbed a mini carrot cupcake on the way out as a cheeky dessert to enjoy while we spent the rest of the afternoon kayaking down the Yarra River. All in all, a perfect Melbourne Sunday.