Two birds one stone is a café in South Yarra with a super inspiring menu. They use good quality fresh ingredients, which make all the difference. The meals are delicious and you can tell someone has put their heart and soul into the food because every dish was well balanced and full of flavour, not to mention absolutely delicious. The food was memorable and the staff were friendly. A perfect place for breakfast or lunch or kill two birds with one stone and go for the double whammy…brunch.
We ordered the crispy pork belly w asian slaw and chilli caramel on a brioche bun.
Oh. Em. Gee. This is by far the best pork belly burger on earth. The crackling was crispy and the pork was melt-in-your-mouth soft…amazing! It was full of flavour, it was sticky, it was sweet, it was insanely delicious. This in combination with the toasted buttery brioche bun and the fresh asian slaw was a perfect ten for me. Plus it’s not high on the chilli side of things for those who don’t like the heat and prefer the sweet (see what I did there). It was so so yum! Someone sitting across from me ordered one too. So I was eating my pork belly burger, whilst salivating over their pork belly burger, and thinking of ordering another pork belly burger all at the same time. Whoa talk about multi-tasking.
We also ordered the sauteed pine mushrooms on brioche w trussed cherry tomatoes, goats cheese cream, roasted almonds and two poached eggs. And I added bacon what? It just goes with everything. The mushrooms were something else. The pine mushrooms were big and plump and juicy and delicious. There was also little bunches of enoki mushrooms sautéed. They were really good. I could have just had the mushrooms on their own and been happy but it got better. They sat on top of a piece of toasted brioche. I’m pretty sure they said they make their own in-house brioche. It was absolutely superb. I could eat it everyday. It’s makes everything so much better. It’s light and buttery and toasty crunchy. Then there were the truss cherry tomatoes. Some were red, some were yellow and all of them were deliciously sweet. The goats cheese cream was delish, the almonds added crunch, the poached eggs were cooked perfectly and the addition of bacon was a good idea. It had a perfect balance of flavours and textures. Every mouthful was different and I was impressed with how yummy it was.
For a sweet treat we ordered the twice-cooked marmalade french toast w oranges and vanilla panna cotta. Oh it was good. They used that delightful brioche I mentioned earlier but this time it was soft and pudding like. It was like French toast meets bread and butter pudding with fresh orange segments and a side of creamy vanilla panna cotta. It was divine. I really enjoyed it.
I can’t wait to go back and try everything else on the menu because everything we ate was exceptional. Our waitress was really sweet and thank goodness she suggested the chilli caramel pork belly because it really was something special. The place was open and had lots of sunlight, which was nice. And it had an industrial feel with contemporary design lighting going on which was really cool. I love lamp. The food was outstanding, the décor had some interesting pieces and the staff were all really lovely.
I heart Two Birds One Stone!
Two Birds One Stone
Address: 12 Claremont Street, South Yarra
Phone: 03 9827 1228
Trading Hours: Mon–Fri: 7.00am – 4.00pm, Sat-Sun: 8.00am-4.00pm