So every month, a bunch of NZ bloggers have brunch together for a monthly brunch club. I’ve been to so many of them and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers, make new friends and try new food places. It’s mainly in Auckland but April’s brunchclub location was at Two Birds Eatery in Hamilton.
Two Birds Eatery is in within this random set of shops, beside a TAB and a fish and chips shop. From the outside, I wouldn’t have known that it’s a lovely cafe inside. You turn left and a nicely-decorated cafe awaits. I specifically liked this corner of the cafe.
There is also a big outdoor eating area and luckily that’s where our table was on this gorgeous day in Hamilton.
There were 5 of us Auckland bloggers: Lena from lena Talks, Laura from Laura Laura blog and Bitch, peas, Georgie of Georgieats and Rhiannon from In Rhi’s Pantry. Then we had 4 bloggers from Hamilton: Amber from Quite Good Food, Dane of Baker Gatherer, Kirstie of Class 22 and Louise from Say Cheese Louise.
Moving on to the food, which is what we came for:
I had the A Poker Sandwich ($18) which has slow cooked corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, Russian dressing on sourdough bread and a side of fried pickles. I really enjoyed my sandwich. The pickles were crispy so they were good although I couldn’t eat them all, the sauce was great and the beef was soft.
I didn’t think I’d say this though but I wish it had less cheese. At the end, it was so cheesy that it was overpowering the beef and bread but overall, I made a great choice.
Georgie, who was siting in front of me ordered The Greenie ($20) which had kumara hash, poached eggs, crispy kale, spinach, avocado and hollandaise. This looked too amazing but definitely too green for me. Haha.
Lena and Laura both got the Scram Bam ($22) which had scrambled eggs with chilli oil, bacon, charred lime, fresh tomato salsa, crispy kale and microgreens on sourdough.
Kirstie had the Arnold bowl ($20) which looked healthy and Dane got the sumptuous-looking Free G Pancakes ($22).
I also got an iced latte ($6) which was quite nice.
Overall, I thought the service could’ve been better but the food was good. The price is pretty standard for a cafe and their portion size is decent too.
I also love all the plants in this cafe. I definitely prefer sitting outside amongst all the greenery. I like what Two Birds Eatery is about which is locally-sourced food, free range and lifestyle friendly as their menu has a selection of dairy free, gluten free and vegan food.