Tall Timber

To be honest, what attracted us to visit Tall Timber was the Entertainment Voucher of 25% off… (awesome deal!) It was a double date to set the scene and ended being a pretty good experience. Parking went alright. For first timers, … Continue reading

Chez Dré

Sitting close to the South Melbourne Market where a market with the freshest seafood lies Chez Dré, a french breakfast, lunch and patisserie restaurant catered for all. Chez Dré, a French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, treats.. you name it. The … Continue reading

Three Bags Full Cafe

A cafe hidden in the corner streets of Nicholson and Mollison in Abbotsford. The exterior appears to be a historic like building – a museum possibly? I wouldn’t have guessed it was a Cafe.

Parking was convenient on a 2pm Saturday afternoon, which is pleasing. Friends arrived at 1.45 trying to get in early for a nice table of 8, but we waited for just under 30 minutes in order for a table. I think this timeframe is quite forgiving, since we didn’t book (no reservations permitted) and there’s a large group of us.

The interior of the cafe is somewhat modern, metal chairs with wooden tables as contrast. Segregated in three sections, where the middle area was dedicated for VIP functions with an opening of a bright window. The function room could possibly seat 10-12 people. We dined at the back of the cafe where the desserts and drinks bar were located. Unfortunately our seats did not have a bag rest. But I guess that’s the culture of Three Bags Full Cafe? – Casual yet Modern.

Three Bags Full Cafe Interior

Three Bags Full Cafe Interior

I ordered the Pulled pork shoulder on toasted brioche which was $13. For some reason, I am always very conscious about catching a bone piece when I have pulled pork. But this was divine… Loved it, but could someone kindly tell me what I was meant to do with the lemon? I had no idea – squeeze it into the braised pulled pork?

Braised pulled pork shoulder on toasted brioche with celeriac remoulade, house made barbeque sauce and pickled green tomato

Braised pulled pork shoulder on toasted brioche with celeriac remoulade, house made barbeque sauce and pickled green tomato

I didn’t get a chance to try the following photos, because the braised pulled pork was enough to fill my lunch! Here’s some snaps of what my friends ordered. The Big Breaky was huge!! My girlfriend who didn’t have any breakfast couldn’t even finish the $19 dish! Impressive…

Big breaky - eggs any way, Istra bacon, grilled tomato, roasted mushroom, cheese kransky, spinach, relish and toast

Big breaky – eggs any way, Istra bacon, grilled tomato, roasted mushroom,
cheese kransky, spinach, relish and toast

I also heard good feedback on the steak sandwich, it’s gluten free @ $18.50. Sorry I can’t be more descriptive…

Steak sandwich - grilled porterhouse, bacon, beetroot relish, tasty cheese, aioli, tomato, rocket

Steak sandwich – grilled porterhouse, bacon, beetroot relish, tasty cheese, aioli, tomato, rocket

$13.50 – Vanilla, coconut and lime rice pudding…

Vanilla, coconut and lime rice pudding with poached pears, dried cranberry, pistachio and pommegranite molasses

Vanilla, coconut and lime rice pudding
with poached pears, dried cranberry, pistachio and pommegranite molasses

And as for these bad boys, $16.50 for these pancakes! Sweet with a bit of rhubarb on the side.

Ricotta hotcakes with baked fruit & orange infused ricotta

Ricotta hotcakes with baked fruit &
orange infused ricotta

Another gluten free dish worth $17 which also had a tasteful review from my peers. The lamb wasn’t burnt and was quite easy to eat.

Slow braised lamb on toasted sourdough with marinated roasted peppers, feta and rocket

Slow braised lamb on toasted sourdough with marinated roasted peppers, feta and rocket

Beverage on the other hand was average. I tried their soy latte and it didn’t call for me.

Dessert was gorgeous! We had a chocolate cupcake. I don’t think they have a menu for their dessert. It’s just whatever they make on the day. The chocolate topping was just right. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so sweetness was just right. The cupcake itself is perfectly baked – not too oily/buttery and not too dry.

Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcake

Overall I’d recommend Three Bags Full for Brunch & Lunch! I’m not around Abbotsford much but would go there again with a nice brunch with my girlfriends. Try it! xx

Trading Hours:
Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm,
Weekends & Public holidays 8am to 5pm

Location: Corner of Nicholson St and Mollison St, Abbotsford.

Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5
Mains: 5/5
Drinks: 3/5
Dessert: 4/5
Overall: 20/25

Website: www.threebagsfullcafe.com.au

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Capital Kitchen

Always walked past, noticed the existence but never tried the Capital Kitchen at Chadstone shopping centre…
Directly opposite GP within the vicinity of luxury branded retailers sits capital kitchen.
A breakfast and lunch only modern cafe blended with French training and Asian techniques behind an Italian heritage – chef Tony Chiodo.

I tried their Chicken Tenderloins served with a Char-Grilled Corn Chive and Puffed Corn Salad with a Smoked Almond Dressing. The tenderloins were warm when the dish arrived and nicely cooked – taste was perfect. Corn was lovingly light but the dressing lacked in flavour. I wish there was more dressing or more flavoured on the salad.

Chicken Tenderloins served with a Char-Grilled Corn, Red Onion, Chive and Ruffed Corn Salad with a Smoked Almond Dressing

Chicken Tenderloins served with a Char-Grilled Corn, Red Onion, Chive and Ruffed Corn Salad with a Smoked Almond Dressing

The second dish which my boyfriend ordered was Southern Style Calamari with a Red Cabbage, Fennel and Rocket Salad with Romesco Sauce and Lime. Again the temperature of the Calamari was warm. Again quite a light meal especially after a good afternoon of shopping! The flavour was pleasingly strong.

Capital Kitchen - Southern Style Calamari with a Red Cabbage, Fennel and Rocket Salad with Romesco Sauce and Lime

Capital Kitchen – Southern Style Calamari with a Red Cabbage, Fennel and Rocket Salad with Romesco Sauce and Lime

Beverage wise, we ordered a Iced Coffee and Chocolate Milkshake. Iced coffee was quite bitter – definitely for those coffee lovers! Don’t worry it wasn’t burnt! As for the shake, it above average – but wasn’t a thick shake. Chocolate sweetness was just right!

Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate Milkshake

Capital Kitchen - Iced Coffee

Capital Kitchen – Iced Coffee

Capital Kitchen Beverage Bar

Capital Kitchen Beverage Bar

Service was average – Pretty much find yourself a table and order form the counter. The service staff will bring the food to you, remember your table number! Their table numbers are quite small.

Capital Kitchen - Dessert booth

Capital Kitchen – Dessert booth

Atmosphere was amazing! I felt like I was at a winery, with the wooden furnitures and high chairs seeing others sip on their wine after a day of shopping therapy…

Capital Kitchen Dining Area

Capital Kitchen Dining Area

Trading House:
Mon-Wed: 8am-4.30pm
Thurs: 8am-8pm
Fri: 8am-8.30pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun: 9am-4pm
Location: Shop 043 Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone VIC 3148

Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 2/5
Ambience: 5/5
Mains: 3/5
Drinks: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

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