The first time I went to Three Bags Full was on a Sunday for brunch. I'd heard stirrings about this 'must-see' and traversed across town to go. By the time I'd convinced my housemate to come, combated traffic, scored a parking spot and landed a table - I was ravenous.
For those who are brunch aficionados, no doubt this place will ring a bell. If not, the journey from wherever you are based in Melbourne is well worth it. Not only is the cafe adorned with 'industrial chic' - think road safety signs made into stools, recycled communal tables and eclectic furnishings but the food, ah, the food is also an art form in itself.
This time round I went during the week for a late-ish lunch and had one of my favourite dishes - the humble omelette. Three Bags Full style is not so humble and featured lashings of fresh Meredith goats cheese, thyme and shaved fennel.
Bread comes from the Woodfrog Bakery and is crisply toasted, with lovely butter and a perfect accompaniment this meal. Omelette's tend to feature as a daily special, the super friendly staff will inform you what the day's delights are.
If coffee is your thing, a beautifully brewed artisan cup is a great start or finish to the meal. I have a penchant for Green Tea and the Jungle green oolong is a fantastic drop. If you need a bit of a kickstart, then that's your tea!
Warehouse style in design, Three Bags Full has extensive seating inside and out. I dare you not to start singing the nursery rhyme as you head in.
Insider tip: Brunch or lunch during the week is key to getting a good spot. The weekends are incredibly busy.