Melbourne loves a good coffee, but these days there are far more ways than one to enjoy it. A simple espresso, cold drip coffee, aeropress, syphon, pour over. And the best cafes in Melbourne offer fantastic food to go with your cuppa. At Two Birds One Stone you can have your cake and eat it. That is, you can match a single origin pour over coffee made with Five Sense beans with a house-made crumpet, or ramp up the gastronomy with restaurant-quality dishes like the crispy pork belly with Asian slaw and chilli on brioche. And there’s no half measures taken at this vibrant cafe’s Claremont Street premises in South Yarra – if it can be baked, pickled or smoked it’s all done on site.
If Two Birds One Stone can’t pull it out of a pickle barrel, pop it from the smoker, or glove it off the oven’s rack, they turn to local producers to furnish their larder with seasonal produce. That means that this very special Melbourne cafe has a menu that’s changing constantly, with the common denominator being freshness and quality. South Yarra locals have made Two Birds One Stone a regular site of pilgrimage when it comes to breakfast, and even the late-to-the-party sunglasses-on-a-rainy-day crew can rejoice: the breakfast menu isn’t quite all-day – the kitchen does a mean lunch – but it is served until the very generous hour of 3pm. The Two Birds One Stone big breakfast is just one example, including eggs your way on toast, mushrooms, spinach, roasted tomatoes, haloumi and avo, with optional pork chipolatas and bacon.
Come lunchtime, Two Birds One Stone ratchets up their already gourmet offering to include magical dishes like yellowfin tuna cooked rare and served with potatoes, green beans, olives, tomatoes, aioli and a crispy poached egg, a satisfying crumbed chicken burger with Coney Island mustard and an Asian bok choy slaw, and an interpretation of the classic Reuben sandwich. On the drinks front, Two Birds One Stone’s Claremont Street cafe is all about exceeding Melbourne’s high standards when it comes to coffee, mostly supplied by Five Senses, boutique teas, fresh juices and organic soft drinks from Hepburn Springs. And it’s a handsome South Yarra spot, too – one side of the bird features white-panelled walls and a more open seating plan, the other patchwork stained glass and intimate booths. And it’s spacious, seating 80 – but don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security. Always popular, it’s best to arrive armed with a reservation.
Great food, attentive service. Went there on the recommendation of a friend and it didn’t disappoint. Hard to find a good chai latte made the right way, but I will definitely go back for this one.
Food was great, the restaurant easily accommodated our large group. All meals came out together and were lovely. The potato roti's were a crowd pleaser!
The staff was very accomdating and friendly and there was a good variety to chose from on the menu to cater for everyones tastes and preferences.
Staff very friendly and accommodating of my dietary needs! Excellent of the food timely and service ! The ambiance was cosy so excellent ! Great coffee!! Excellent food!!
Brilliant food, beautifully presented, great service. We had a good spot to relax, chat and enjoy the food and atmosphere. Book as soon as you can as it gets busy on the weekend!
Seated immediately, good coffee, excellent food and and incredible experience overall. Not to mention the place looks lovely and has a great ambience. Would definitely return if the opportunity arises!
Good vibe....efficient service.....good food! Coffee could be a bit hotter! We prefer for the table to be cleared after everyone has finished eating. We feel this should be the norm unless the patrons have requested otherwise.
Great service and love the fresh food. The menu is easy to find something delicious. Came for breakfast and had a lovely booth. So good for a morning meeting.
Lovely friendly service and great food. Great spot for a morning breakfast meeting or a comfortable, warm environment to spend time with friends, I will be back.
Super fresh creative food , generous servings , and the staff are really warm and friendly. A great experience and start to our day !