27 Nov Frank’s, Cheltenham
I’m not local to the South Eastern suburbs so I can’t say I’m well educated in the food scene out that way, but it seems that there are not too many café options in Cheltenham. With excitement, Frank’s opened earlier this year, bringing Asian flavours and a contemporary café concept to the area.
House made cakes like brownies, muffins, tarts are on display. On the drinks front, the Frank’s Extraordinary Coffee Thick Shake really is extraordinary. Recommended for coffee drinkers in need for a cooling drink.
The house Salmon is a delicious, lighter option of hot-smoked salmon, avo puree, tobiko, poached eggs, miso foam and toasted brioche. The Stuffed Mushroom appears to be filled with a mixture of a variety of other fungi, and the accompanying potato rostis are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Plenty of mushroom here, though an element of freshness would elevate the dish.
The Eggs Benedict at Frank’s is so popular that it sometimes sells out as early as 11am on weekends. Its inclusion of pork belly and bubble and squeak certainly makes it one of the most unique eggs benedicts I’ve encountered. The brussel sprouts bring sweetness, the crackling is crisp and the meat is juicy. It’s quite filling too.
Frank’s has a food menu with a difference, even by competitive inner suburb standards. It’s a welcome addition to the Cheltenham locale; its long coffee queues seem to attest to that.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Frank’s as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
97 Cavanagh St
Cheltenham, VIC, 3190
(03) 9584 2620