Threefold Foodstore & Eatery
How about a three-way on your lunch break?
How’s this for a threesome: café, bar and shop? Threefold Foodstore and Eatery arrived on the scene a couple of weeks ago. Now you can get lucky on the corner of Flinders Lane and Tavistock Place in the CBD, where good things come in threes.
Threefold’s mismatched décor – including crates of fresh herbs and heavy black lights – resembles a contemporary industrial farmhouse kitchen. Their mission? Restaurant-quality food without the wait. UK chef Stephen Black (formerly of Pearl) and his small kitchen team serve up a seasonal menu that varies with the availability of ingredients.
Breakfast is served until 11am alongside Syndicate coffee, but for something different, substitute your morning caffeine fix for a spicy, white hot chocolate or a homemade chai latte.
At 12pm sharp you can really score. Come midday, platters heaving with food are placed theatrically on the 3.5-meter marble table for the lunch feast. Choose from three toasties, three tarts or three muffins, amongst a range of other options. We like the rabbit and prune terrine wrapped in prosciutto with quinoa, walnut, pesto and pear salad on the side.
Rendezvous at Threefold on Thursdays or Fridays (and soon Wednesdays) for after-work drinks or a dinner date. A braised, slow-cooked roast special is offered on Friday nights – best enjoyed with a full-bodied Italian, Spaniard, or German… wine that is!
Situated off Queen Street at the quieter end of Flinders Lane, call into Threefold before their clientele triples.
Where: 381 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
Hours: Mon–Wed 7am–4pm | Thu–Fri 7am–11pm (soon to open Wed 7am–11pm)
Phone: (03) 9614 8194