Driving through Richmond, a group of friends and I were starved after a slow and hungover morning. We needed a place for lunch. I was hesitant to stop on Bridge Road, for reasons you would know if you’ve ever been there. Majority took rule and destiny (or should I say, distance) brought us to Three One 2 One.
To my pleasant surprise, this café had character. Decorated in fun with it’s plastic toy rhino’s, action figurines, lego in brick walls and toy trucks.
Not only that, the café had decent branding, décor, booze collection, free wi-fi and a myriad of condiments.
They had some appetising dishes on the menu, mostly standard café dishes such as poached eggs, smashed avocado and muesli. The best thing about the menu was $3 Coronas.
The cold weather and hungover stomachs were enough to stop us from taking advantage of the cheap beer offer, however the coffee went down a treat.
The big breakfast, or as they should call it, the “rhinoceros breakfast.” This is probably the wisest dish selection to make if you’re hungover, I enjoyed the hash brown the best, crunchy and flavoursome.
The bircher muesli with pomegranate and crisp apple was crunchy, healthy and delicious. Dusted in cinnamon, giving the dish some more complexity and depth.
Smashed avocado, deliciously fresh and flavoursome with two perfectly poached eggs.
French toast with bacon, vanilla bean mascarpone and maple syrup dusted in cinnamon. Lauren is an expert on french toast, and this one got her lick of approval.
I got one of the weekend specials — Prosciutto wrapped omelette with sautéed spinach on toast. The smokey prosciutto flavour dominated the dish, with enough bread and spinach to balance out the saltiness.
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A surprisingly good café on Bridge Road.
Three One 2 One
424 Bridge Road