02 Mar Three One 2 One, Richmond
Burger lovers and freakshake chasers rejoice; there’s another cafe serving up your favourite poison. The name of Three One 2 One is a bit cryptic until you realise it’s named after the postcode of its resident suburb. The menu has been refreshed, and dinner service is now live, with the night time menu focusing on burgers and milkshakes to gorge ourselves upon.
We munched on sweet potato chips and onion rings while waiting for the main event to arrive. Three freakshakes were on offer tonight. Popping Banana (almond milk, chocolate ice cream, banana, maple syrup, caramel popcorn), Pretzel Cake (chocolate hazelnut sauce with strawberries, vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake) and my personal favourite, the Triple Orgasm (Nutella, peanut butter, oreo, strawberries, banana, vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream, chocolate ice cream and a waffle cone). This one had a very strong banana flavour, which I personally enjoyed, and the banana helped create a thicker texture in the shake.
The Grilled Heaven brings some Mediterranean flavours to their burger menu, coming with grilled chicken, avocado, sundried tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, spinach and honey mustard aioli. It was a quality combination of ingredients, however, it seemed to lack the X factor needed to make it a great burger. The double beef patties in the Ghetto had a nice pink blush, with perfectly molten cheddar glued between them, and the pickled cucumber gave just the right amount of balance. Three One 2 One’s famous Kick Ass Mac n Cheese Burger also made an appearance. With a beef patty, double cheese, macaroni and cheese, bacon and lettuce, you could almost have a heart attack just looking at it, but once in a while should be OK, right? I don’t eat a lot of fried chicken *gasp*, but I couldn’t help going back for more of the Los Pollos Hermanos. Crunchy, none-too-greasy panko-crumbed chicken breast was paired with prosciutto and layered with a creamy mushroom sauce. The abundance of umami-laden ingredients drew me right in.
Don’t be afraid to venture down the East end of Bridge Rd. Three One 2 One offers quality burgers in a fun and cosy environment.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Three One 2 One as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own and based on my experience at the time.
Three One 2 One
424 Bridge Rd
Richmond VIC 3121
(03) 9429 4409