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Two Birds One Stone

French Toast

Address: 12 Claremont Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141
03 9827 1228

Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Coffee
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri : 7.00-5.00. Sat & Sun : 8.00-5.00
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Foodie Partner: N/A

If you’ve followed my blog from the very beginning, you’ll know that my very FIRST blog post was at: Three Bags Full.
In that blog post I mentioned that I’ve visited Three Bags Full three times, and since then (August 2011) I haven’t had the chance to revisit due to time constraints.

Since the last visit and until now I’ve read that they would be opening a new venture: Two Birds One Stone. Of course I was very excited and have been waiting ever since.
Finally on the 16th of July 2012, they opened their doors to the public! Today (21st July) I finally had a chance to visit and it was great to see the familiar faces from Three Bags Full :D

No… You’re not seeing things, I’ve definitely had English Breakfast Tea instead of hot chocolate! Why? Well yesterday on my way to work I grabbed a hot chocolate from Coffee HQ at the station, and it was quite frankly the most horrible hot chocolate I’ve ever had in my life. It tasted nothing but soy milk and they charged me a disgusting $6.00 for it. Then later my good friend at work @sopface, bought me a some hot chocolate from Theobroma (which was great), and I think I’ve overdosed on hot chocolate that I really needed to have something other than hot chocolate.

The English Breakfast Tea comes served in a beautiful deep seafoam green (not quite Tiffany green) together with a pot of tea, a small glass bottle of milk (So cute!).

I like to have my English Breakfast Tea with a teaspoon of raw sugar and milky :)

I’m not a person to choose something for breakfast and quite often I would feel ill after eating something sweet. However, when I was looking at the menu my eyes were pretty much glued to the Twice cooked marmalade french toast, oranges and vanilla mousse, and I’m very glad to say that I love it! :D

The French Toast were light, fluffy, not overly eggy (which is what I like), bit of orange zest to give it a light orangey taste. Crispy on the edges and soft on the inside. Together with the very light vanilla mousse and freshly cut orange segments it was perfect. Even mopping up the thin honey syrup was enough to make me smile :) The whole dish is very light and didn’t feel oily or overly sweet!

Two Birds and One Stone is a very busy cafe even though it’s been opened for less than one week! If you’re planning in going in large groups, you’ll need to have your name put on the waiting list, but if you’re on your own, you’ll probably get a table a lot quicker like I did :)

After I finished with my meal I had a very brief chat to one of the business partners, Ben Clarke  (*waves*), who told me that they have sold off Three Bags Full (*cries*) 2-3 months ago. Whilst I’m sad about it, I’m glad to see that the lovely crew of Three Bags Full are now at Two Birds One Stone :)  Oh and it was of great honour to finally meet Nathan, the mastermind behind these great cafes! (*waves*). The main thing that matters is that their Chocolate Cheesecake brownie is available at Two Birds One Stone, so i’m super happy :D (Crisis Averted!)

I will definitely make more visits considering it’s in an area that I haven’t visited much, and I also noticed that George Calombaris’ Mama Baba is nearby!
So definitely another cafe I highly recommend – my favourite friendly crew from Three Bags Full, Chocolate Cheesecake brownie and now their awesome French Toast. Nomnomnom.


  1. Mmm that looks really good, how does it compare to three bags full? It IS sad that three bags full has been sold off but… hopefully the food will still be good!

    • Hey Ming,

      Two birds One Stone’s interior is an elegant look but still casual enough up have a great breakfast!

      The dishes they offer are a bit different to what you get at three bags full though! Hope that helps :)

      Peach Water

  2. I’ve heard great things about Three Bags Full but never got around to visiting since Abbotsford but South Yarra is much closer so will be keen to give Two Birds One Stone a try :). Thanks for flagging it for us !

    • Hey Ames,

      Yup definitely give two birds one stone a go!
      The same stuff, elegant interior and great food :)
      Let me know what you think of the place after you go :)

      Peach Water

  3. Audrey says

    dont forget claremont tonic (same peeps as touche hombre) is super nearby too!

    • Audrey,

      Thanks for letting me know about Claremont Tonic. I haven’t heard of them until you mentioned!
      You sure you don’t want to start a food blog? ;p

      Peach Water

  4. yummm! that french toast looks good! hehe So excited now cos I’m heading there tmr! hehe I’ve never got the time to go to three bags full though it’s been on my list for ages! haha hopefully we don’t have to wait for long tmr! *fingers crossed*

    • Hey Lianne,

      :D I’m so glad you finally made it to two birds one stone ^_^
      You’ll definitely need to revisit just for the French toast coz it’s my fave ^_^

      Peach Water

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