Three Bags Full has been on my to go list for some time now partly because it consistently gets rave reviews for both it’s coffee and food and partly because I love the name from the nursery rhyme. So on Saturday, freshly coiffured from my scoopon visit to the Y Salon I met Dino for a late lunch. I was hoping we would be able to sit outside with binks but the weather was so cold she in all her puppy wisdom refused to get out of the car and we were freezing just waiting to meet outside, so alls well that ends well.
We got inside at about 2pm as parking was a bit harder than either of us had imagined and were advised we would have about a ten minute wait. This place was bustling with adults, families with kids, some just leaving tweenhood and lots and lots of 20/30 somethings. The wait staff were all very friendly (no idea how they manage as if it is always packed like that i would be miss cranky pants) and very good about the masses of us would be diners cluttering their maneuverability.
We were shown to our window table for two almost to the dot of the prescribed ten minute wait. I was pleased we snagged a table for two as the majority were share tables. We perused the eclectic two paged menu with a range of breakfast and lunch options and made our selections. We had to wait awhile for someone to take our order but I do empathize with them – there was a lot going on.
The restaurant is really nicely pulled together with two rooms holding diners and someone with a nice aesthetic looks like they got to have a bit of fun. I loved the tea cup light shades – too cute! Surprisingly the sun came out and warmed us through the window – first time I had felt so toasty in weeks – bliss! Our coffees then arrived and were both super strong (Soy and Reg Cap), velvety and rich absolutely but sugar had to be added twice and I think I just prefer mine a little weaker – not often I say that!
Our food then arrived with eggs on toast for Dino and Pumpkin and Sage fritters for me. I think both meals were fine but nothing about either really stood out. The fritters looked more interesting than they tasted – from the pleased murmurings around us we may just have chosen poorly.
All in all it was a nice place to catch up with friends – just make sure you allow time to park and are ok waiting a short time for a table. I also took a photo of the chocolate cheesecake brownie i have on good authority is pretty amazing – but i haven’t tried yet! The venue itself is worth a look being located in a reclaimed Hat Mill – its kind of cool to imagine it in it’s previous life. The sunshine was a delicious bonus to a nice catch up. Oh warmth how I miss thee…