So in Brisbane, Three Monkeys is an institution. Everyone going there for the first time is pleasantly surprised as they finish ordering and venture down the hallway to find a dark nook to sit in or continue through to the shady, plant-filled courtyard. It really doesn’t look large from the front, but rewards those who dig deeper. Wall tapestries, dozens of signed theatre posters and dim lighting line the walls and ceilings.
This is NOT a vegan friendly place, nor is it fine dining. It’s lots of cake and cafe food done well. Be prepared to line up out the door on busy evenings! There are days where your food takes a while, but the staff will always fix issues pleasantly and quickly. I haven’t had any issues in quite a while.
I love coming here with ex-Brisbanites and used to come here with a book club. 3M were very accommodating and take bookings.
The eye-popping element of 3M is the chai bowls. HUGE. Don’t order food if you order chai. You won’t finish both without feeling over-full!
There are three dishes I rotate between: Mama Rossa Pizza, Vego nachos with beans and avo (no sour cream for me, but they do have it) and the haloumi plate (Ben’s fave).
It’s a big place. Sometimes the waitresses take a little time to find you. That doesn’t worry me and if it worries you, order take away. The generous serves, bohemian decor and student/creative industries clientele make up for any faults in this laid-back local, in my opinion.
Eat no evil.