Threefold Cafe, CBD

11/03/2013 , , 0 Comments

Threefold Cafe is a small cafe on Flinders Lane just off Queen St, close to a number of popular cafes and restaurants in the area. We went on a weekday during the lunch hour, and it was quite busy as the cafe itself is quite small. Luckily, we didn't have to wait to get a table for two. Upon entering, I realised I'd actually been to this cafe for lunch before, but it must've been average as it didn't leave much of an impression for me.

The interior of the cafe has a comfortable atmosphere with big windows to allow for brightness, though because it is so small, it does feel a bit squished for space at times. The service was good, with generally friendly staff and only about five to ten minutes waiting time for our food. 

The two dishes we ordered were the braised beef toastie ($13.50) and the warm roast chicken sandwich ($14.50), both of which came with salad leaves and purple potato chips on the side. My dish didn't actually have the potato chips initially, and a staff member brought it out afterwards when they realised they forgot to put it on.

The toastie consisted of braised beef hash with horseradish and mature goat's cheese. It had good flavours that balanced well, and just melted in your mouth. In particular, the goat's cheese was great, adding good flavour but not overpowering the rest of the sandwich. The bread also didn't become soggy, and the use of fresh ingredients made for a good quality dish.

The chicken sandwich consisted of free range roast chicken, parsley mayo and rocket on sourdough, and was actually voted as one of Melbourne's top 10 sandwiches by Timeout Magazine (as stated on their menu). The chicken itself was lovely and tender, and there was a good portion of it to the bread. The salad could've had more dressing as it became quite dry, and we didn't get cutlery, and had to eat with it our hands. The potato chips added extra texture and flavour to the dish, and were nice and crispy with just the right amount of salt on it.

The sandwiches were a good portion for lunch, but my friend and I both thought it was definitely not worth the prices. Everything on this menu seems a little on the expensive side, including the soup of the day which was $14.50. There's nothing spectacular about the dishes that warrant its higher price compared to other cafes, though there is a nice range of dishes to choose from.

As there's so many cafes and restaurants around the Queen St/Flinders Lane area, I most probably wouldn't visit this cafe again to eat, as the prices don't seem very reasonable and the dishes aren't particularly amazing. 

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