It’s a stunning venue inside, with a flow through a large front room into smaller sections. It’s a mix of modern and vintage sheek, but always light filled and with a beautiful fit out. Three Bags Full serves Five Senses coffee. A lovely balanced brew with practiced latte art, our second coffees were equally enjoyable, a great test of consistency.
We started with the Hotcakes. Pretty as a picture on the plate, it was a delightful mix of elements atop a single large hotcake. It was these toppings that gave the dish sweetness, the fresh strawberry and stone fruit in particular, as well as the crystallised white chocolate. Though the flavours were predominantly sweeter notes of citrus, there was a bite of pineapple to cut the sweetness with a bit of zing. The creamy orange infused mascarpone was offset by the crunch of the almond flakes, and the lightness of the hotcake itself. It was a beautiful combination and a large serving, big enough to satisfy even the greatest appetite.
Our next dish was a twice baked French toast with a creme patisserie, rhubarb and pistachio. Twice baked sounds appealing, but works better for chips than it does French toast. With the French toast the twice baked made the toast dense, heavy and without the light, crispy texture and feel you want from a well cooked French toast. The flavour was good though, a little sweet eith a hint of cinnamon.the creme patisserie had a lovely flavour but could have been thicker. We loved the crunch of the pistachio and the sharp sweetness of the rhubarb to cut through the richness of the rest of the dish.
We greatly enjoyed our visit and would thoroughly recommend this Abbotsford haven!