How’s it going café lovers?
Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! After seeing some of Three One 2One’s Crazy Thick Shakes on Instagram, I knew that I had to go and give one a try. My friend Emily had been to this café before and she said that the shakes were amazing and she invited me to go along with her the next time she went.
We ended up going one Tuesday morning in November and I was super excited to have my first crazy shake. There are a number of cafés in Melbourne that do these shakes and a number of people had said that Three One 2 One was one of the best.
Unlike most cafés in Melbourne, Three One 2 One only opens at 11am during the week and 10am on weekends, but are open to 9pm each day. So this could be the perfect place for an afternoon treat after work or to celebrate the weekend.
Parking along Bridge Road can be quite challenging, if you’re lucky you might find parking outside the café. But you can always look down some of the side streets surrounding the café.
One last thing to note is to prepare to be the most indecisive you’ve probably ever been when trying to pick which burger you would like to eat or which crazy thick shake you’ll have.
FOOD & DRINKS
The menu at Three One 2 One is pretty simple to follow. They have a small selection of breakfast items and a huge range of burgers and crazy thick shakes.
The following menu photos were taken in November 2016 and might have changed since then.
We decided to have our food first and once we were finished with that we ordered our crazy thick shakes.
I ordered the Coccobello, which had Nutella, strawberries, coconut ice cream, cookie ice cream, choc cake and melting moments (as stated on the menu). But it also came with whipped cream, ice cream sandwich and Persian fairy floss. So I think mine was sort of a mix of the Coccobello and the Wake Me Up!!
When it arrived at the table both Emily and I thought that it looked absolutely delicious. I thought that the shake itself was fantastic! I’m not usually a huge fan of coconut, but I actually quite enjoyed it. The coconut flavour wasn’t too over powering and I loved that it was a thick shake, unlike any other regular shake that you seem to get in Australia.
I was surprised to see the ice cream sandwich when it arrived at the table, but I actually quite enjoyed it. But I found the choc cake very rich, especially after eating/drinking everything else.
I found the shake incredibly rich and filling and I struggled to finish. This is definitely a treat kind of drink and it wouldn’t be something that I would have to often. Also, the menu said that it had strawberries, but I couldn’t actually see them, unless they were mixed into the shake itself.
Finally, I found the shakes quite expensive and it made me feel sick just thinking about paying almost $20 for a milkshake.
Shake rating: 4 /5
Emily ordered the White Ninja which had, white chocolate, Kit Kat, peanut butter, M&M’s, Kinder Surprise, walnuts, chocolate cake, choc stick, fairy floss and choc walnut fudge. We both thought that it looked delicious when it arrived at the table. But just looking at it made us feel sick, as there was so much on the glass and Emily knew it would be quite rich.
Emily said that it had a great flavour and said that all the elements went well together. As she’s gluten intolerant, she couldn’t eat a lot of the items, but she still enjoyed what she could eat.
She said that her drink was very rich and that she would recommend people share them or if you have a very sweet tooth. She said that it was as tasty as the last shake she had here and was pleased that they are staying consistent.
Shake rating: 3.5 /5
Emily also ordered the ‘Are You Not So Hungry’ burger, which came with an Aussie pattie with melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and American mustard. But as I said before, Emily is gluten intolerant, so she ordered her burger without the bread roll.
She said that the pattie was delicious and was cooked perfectly! She said that it was the perfect size as she wasn’t overly hungry and she wanted to save space for her crazy thick shake.
I ordered the English breakfast, which was an English muffin, bacon, a hash brown, a poached egg and whipped mustard mayo. When it first arrived at the table I thought that it looked like a very small serving. I would have liked something a little bigger, especially for the price I was paying.
But I loved the whipped mustard mayo and thought that it was something quite different to the boring old Hollandaise sauce you usually get at other café’s. I loved the crunch of the hash brown against the soft poached egg and thought that the bacon added an excellent flavour balance by bringing in the natural salty taste that it has.
I would have still been hungry if I had a coffee instead of a crazy thick shake, so if you are rather hungry then this dish wouldn’t be suitable for you.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
There are a number of tables inside Three One 2 One and a few outside. I can imagine sitting outside on a warm spring/summers day drinking a crazy thick shake and just watching the world go by. Sitting outside would also be great if you’ve bought your fur baby out for the day.
The staff members are pretty friendly and seemed to welcome most of the customers when they walked in. The service was a bit slow and we were one of the only people there.
I just think that this place is slightly overpriced and it sort of makes you feel a bit sick paying $40 on a burger and a shake.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THREE ONE 2 ONE
Address: 424 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9429 4409
Monday –Friday –11:00 am- 9:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 7.5/10
Have you visited Three One 2 One before? Tell me what you thought of it. Do you have any suggestions of cafe’s to visit?
Comment down below, I’m always looking for somewhere new to try.
Until next time,