Ordering a shake and burger at Three One 2 One is something to be savoured. In a world saturated by the American dining fad, Three One Two One is taking something good and making it great again, turning the average burger into an entire experience – and this experience is not for the faint-hearted.
Originally a struggling breakfast spot, when Three One 2 One was taken over two years ago its new owners felt it needed something more. With the burger scene flourishing across Melbourne the humble burger and fries were re-invented and a true work of art was born.
Every day at Three One 2 One, groups of intrigued people armed with smartphones approach staff and present an Instagram photo, announcing, I want this one. Big, bold and totally grammable – crazy burgers and crazy shakes is the term coined for these giant hand-grabbers and its not that hard to understand why.
The Crown Burger is the biggest burger on the menu. Double Bacon, double patty, double cheddar cheese with hash browns, pickles, onion bacon jam and BBQ sauce its pretty unreal. In fact, its so big that they have trouble convincing people to give it a shot. Instead, its the Kickass Mac n Cheese that slides out the door. Macaroni and ketchup oozing from the sides, with a beef patty, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon to counter its every bit the kick its name promises.
The crazy shakes, however, are what take the cake here literally with three of seven shakes on the menu serving entire slices of cake on top. Its pretty hard not to feel like a kid in a candy shop when the White Ninja is thrown down piled high with fairy floss, a Kit Kat, chocolate cake, fudge, peanut butter, M&Ms and an entire Kinder Surprise egg to top it off. Commence heavy breathing.
The humble folks at Three One 2 One are quick to name their favourite local eateries. Mayday wins the vote for the best coffee and great baristas, while 8Bit Burger is their choice of burger outside of Three One 2 One.
With a new location opening in Carlton this year, fans of pancakes and waffles will be happy to know that Three One 2 One plans to expand its menu to include the American cult classics. We expect theyll be as big and tasty as their brazen predecessors.
424 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121| (03) 9429 4409