This past weekend in Melbourne was perfect for brunching. After a rainy week, we finally got some sunshine, and so I was keen to go on a big walk and indulge in something deliciously calorific.
Two birds one stone had generously reached out the day before and asked if I wanted to come by and try their menu, and really: you could see the stars alining.
So my friend Jacqui and I clocked in some steps on our fitness trackers and arrived, ready for a brunching feast!
The cafe had such great atmosphere: that relaxed but exciting vibe that only comes with great food and service. It was also super busy!
We started with lattes, which were delicious. Fruity coffee and perfectly steamed milk.
The menu here is really fantastic. There is something for everyone, vegetarian, gluten intolerant, vegan, sweet tooth, sweet avoider and more!
It was hard to choose what to order but in the end we went for…
A coconut, matcha and yuzu chia pudding with mango puree, passionfruit, berries and lemon balm ($16). You know how much I love matcha and yuzu – I simply had to order this, and I was super glad I did.
My friend correctly described this as a bowl of happiness.
The colours and arrangement in the presentation were just beautiful and I’m super happy that it carried through in flavour too.
The pudding was not too sweet and there was a perfect citrus zing from the yuzu. The pudding was also perfectly set: not gloopy. It tasted light, refreshing and was still very filling.
We also ordered one of the cafe’s famous dishes: Ricotta pancakes with rhubarb and raspberry compote, vanilla mascapone, seasonal fruit and toasted pistachio ($19)
This was a fluffy but still cakey stack of pancakes. I love ricotta in pancakes as it gives them air as well as texture!
They were not too sweet or heavy too. The fruit, mascapone and nuts were great toppings, plus the dish looked dreamy. Seriously so pretty!
I was seriously impressed by Two Birds One Stone. Their dishes are fantastic examples of the Melbourne brunch scene, and I suggest them as a great way to start your weekend.
Thanks again to Two Birds One Stone for inviting us, and to Sam, the manager for his generous and excellent hospitality.