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Published April 13th 2017
Great food and unique cafe
The cafes and restaurants along Darby Street are appealing. With so many options it was difficult to choose which eatery in which to dine. It was a beautiful sunny day so the four of us chose Three Monkeys Cafe because of its inviting outdoor courtyard. It was a gorgeous setting with greenery climbing one wall and shrubs positioned against another wall, an interesting overhanging fruit tree and some umbrellas which provided shade when the sun was at its peak.
Three Monkeys Cafe has a wide choice on offer throughout the day, from 'Breakfast Trifle' and 'Fried Duck Egg' for breakfast through to toasties and burgers and 'Monkey Faves' for lunch or dinner. There seemed to be an unlimited drink selection with a range of coffees including 'Nutella Latte' or 'Nutella Long', juices, smoothies or their own in-house blend of Tea Monkeys. As it was lunch time, we chose their wonderful smoothies which possessed interesting names. The 'Full Monty Smoothie' with passionfruit, mango, lime and raspberry was pronounced "delicious" by my husband. The 'Banoffie Smoothie' with banana, choc chip cookie and caramel was lip-smacking good according to son. The 'Pashmango Smoothie' with passionfruit, mango and honey was very tasty according to daughter. I chose the 'Mango Magic Smoothie' with delicious mango and honey.
Next on our agenda was perusing their extensive menu. After some discussion, husband chose the 'Shroom Burger' with crumbed mushroom, haloumi and zucchini patty, pickled beet and rocket with aioli. He said it was very tasty.
Son ordered 'The Burger' with wagyu beef, bacon, tomato, lettuce, pickles and cheese with aioli. He likes his burgers and this brought a huge smile to his face.
"The Burger", Image: Three Monkeys Cafe FB
I ordered 'Porky Pig', a wonderful combination of ham off the bone, gruyere cheese, rocket, dijon mustard, aioli and onion jam. We also had a side order of beer battered chips with aioli. Overall, we were very happy diners. The only drawback was the delay in the 'Shroom Burger' arriving to our table. It appeared to have been forgotten on the order so it arrived when the rest of us had finished our meals. The service was good and they were apologetic for the late arrival of the meal.
There were many customers at the cafe which is a good sign for a business. The Three Monkeys also has an inviting upstairs area with monkey wall murals displayed. It is an interesting cafe among the mix of eateries on Darby Street and we would certainly visit this cafe again.