On the rare occasion that I wake up way too early for work, hubby and I left home earlier than normal and decided to check out Two Birds One Stone close to our office since it’s a bit tricky to get into on weekends.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
The South Yarra/Toorak area is spoiled when it comes to amazing cafes, and from everything we’ve read, Two Birds One Stone is up there with some of the best. Walking in the space is smaller than I expected, however they have done a fantastic job with the space, catering for the business clientele around them.
The space is bright, airy and very relaxed, boasting high exposed ceilings, white walls, which have been all tiled differently and dark tiled contrasting floors. A range of funky lighting hang in all different sections of the restaurant, creating a modern vibe to the space.
There is ample seating throughout, perfect for both early morning business meetings and catching up with friends. An oversized communal table plus window seating is available for those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. Or for those who are looking for a more intimate or semi private area, cosy booths are available.
The service was warm and inviting from the moment we walked through the door. We were seated promptly and coffee orders taken straight away. There are very few restaurants and cafes nowadays where staff will come back after you’ve received your food to make sure everything is okay, however here they know true customer service.
Walking in you instantly smell the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans coming from the coffee station located right at the front entrance. Serving up Five Senses coffee, this is the perfect way to start your morning. If you’re in a hurry, cakes, donuts and sweets are all available to take away to be enjoyed at home or work.
MC ordered the ‘Eggs Benedict’ served with house smoked ham hock and Bearnaise on toast. For sides he added avocado and hashbrown just for an extra bit of goodness. The dish was tasty, but different from what you’d normally expect. The ham was off to the side and not part of the eggs benny, which reduced the overall flavourings you would normally get from the sauce and ham mixed together.