Pinch and a Punch for the First Post on the Blog

Hola! After contemplating for the longest time, I have finally decided to start a food blog! I have always been a foodie who also (like everyone else) loves to photograph them, so this blog was the obvious answer to combine both of my passions. It acts as a diary to keep close tabs on my consumption in Melbourne and occasional food travels around the world. Photos published on this site will be taken with my Iphone 6S or Sony A6000.


Melbourne is blessed with great produce, talented chefs, creative minds and of course, amazing coffees. Every where you go in this city, whether you’re strolling around the CBD or venturing out into the suburbs and small towns around Victoria, there is always scrumptious edibles around every corner. My first ever post on would be dedicated to my love for sweets and fusion, so Three Monkeys Place in Doncaster East is the perfect place for this.

When deciding where to go next for brunch, the most essential factor for me is appearance and originality.  These are also the very reasons why Three Monkeys Place has been on my brunch list. After seeing the roti pancakes for the 100th time on my instagram feed, I had to finally give this cafe a visit. My friend, Karen, and I decided to share as we both want to try as many dishes as possible and we decided on the roti pancakes and brioche french toast, double sweets to start the morning.


What impressed me the most with most dishes from Three Monkeys Place is the creative plating. The fluffy brioche french toasts were perfectly stacked and cut into cuboids, bathed with berry compote ( that tastes pretty much the same as the pancake dish), topped with fresh berries and sprinkled with pretty edible flowers which constantly elevate a dish’s appearance. I like the fact that they put aside the honey sauce in a small pot so that we can drizzle it accordingly.

Brioche French Toast – with banana, mix berry compote, vanilla ice cream and white clover honey sauce

As expected, I absolutely loved the roti pancakes. Everything on the plate was perfect when combined, the crispiness of the roti, the tang from the compote, the extra texture and sweetness of the crumble ( I fell in love with the popcorn especially) and to tie everything together, balanced by the mascarpone. It was a perfect marriage of Asian fusion and brunch.

Sweet Monkey – Roti Pancakes, banana, mixed berries, crumble, mascarpone and maple syrup

Three Monkeys Place
2 Jackson Court, Doncaster East
(03) 8528 4214
Mon-Sun, 8am – 4pm

Three Monkeys Place Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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