Because going Out and About with your kids shouldn't just mean eating fried food with chips at a shopping centre.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Eat. @ Three Bags Full
60 Nicholson St, Abbotsford ph : (03) 9421 2732
So cute! I presume Three Bags Full is named for the sheepskin product manufacturer and supplier that used to occupy the building that now houses this eatery on its ground floor. I have driven past a hundred times, but like Seven Seeds and so many of these trendy cafes nowadays, it's difficult to spot what is inside from outside of this brick walled building, which blends inconspicuously into the infrastructures in this neighborhood.
My mocha here was very nice. I know I've complained before that mochas from most cafe's are more hot chocolate than coffee, the mocha here probably had a little less chocolate for my liking. Nonetheless it was very enjoyable.
My choice for breakfast is of course, Eggs Benedict. The eggs here are well poached and certainly the whole dish was very well presented and of a high standard. I would have liked a little more tang in the hollandaise, and would prefer the ham to be more thinly sliced, but that's just me being pedantic. I wouldn't say I'm a connoisseur but I DO love my Eggs Benedict!
To finish we had a sweet treat and ordered the Passionfruit and Coconut Cupcake. This was a dense cupcake with lots of large chunks of coconut throughout. It was a tad too heavy for me and at $6 each I probably will try something else next time.
Maybe these carrot cakes? The cream chesse icing looks very enticing!
There are 2 steps up to get through the door, so if you're bringing your pram keep this in mind. I am going to have a little grumble and it has nothing to do with the cafe. As I'm trying to get my pram through the door, 2 guys in shirts and ties were heading out. The first dude opened the door for the second, and as I leaned down to pick the pram up to hoist over the steps, they let the door close. While I didn't expect any help and is quite adept at going places with 3 kids, it would have made my life a heck of a lot easier if he had held the door for an extra 3 seconds. Sigh..... I guess all I can do is to teach my kids to make sure they grow up to be courteous human beings. Anyway, if you can't get your crew through the door you can always sit at these cute tables made out of road signs out front!
Lots of mums with tots in prams came for take-away coffees while I was there. As I was leaving I heard a staff member say that they need to make room for a pram parking area! (I couldn't tell if she was making a joke or was slightly annoyed at the traffic jam!)
Eat.Play.Shop. Recommends : Giving this a try if you're in the Abbotsford area and are not in the mood for Asian/Vietnamese food. It's a stone's throw away from Victoria St.
Give it a Miss : Well, I wouldn't not go, but just watch for the 2 steps at the front door if you have a pram.
Highchairs : None that I could see and none was offered