THREE MONKEYS CAFE

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.

Amazing Cake, how sweet the sight. Excellent to gaze at whilst lining up.

Amazing Cake, how sweet the sight. Excellent to gaze at whilst lining up.

 

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.

Generous nachos, your way.

Generous nachos, your way.

I love coming here with ex-Brisbanites and used to come here with a book club. 3M were very accommodating and take bookings.

Lovely lemon tart, and a mud muffin in the background. Cakes come with ice cream if you wish.

Lovely lemon tart, and a mud muffin in the background. Cakes come with ice cream if you wish.

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!

Soy Chai bowl on the left, mocha cheesecake with a brownie base on the right!

Soy Chai bowl on the left, mocha cheesecake with a brownie base on the right!

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).

Hello Haloumi. Ben's fave.

Hello Haloumi. 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.

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “THREE MONKEYS CAFE

  1. loznorbury says:

    I love the Three Monkeys – it’s definitely a Brisbane institution. How long has it been there now?

  2. loznorbury says:

    I was talking to a colleague (in his forties) and he remembers going there as a uni student!

  3. I spent so much time here when I was at Uni.

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