The suburb of Frankston began life as a fishing village providing early Melbourne with delicious food and it’s great to know that Frankston still does this, except now it’s in the great cafés that dot Frankston streets. Here’s a few of our favourites…
Eeny Meeny Café, 96 Young St, Frankston
A great all day menu is the starting point at this café, but don’t ignore the weekly specials board because often that’s where the magic is! Over the time we’ve been visiting Eeny Meeny there’s been lots of little changes to décor & furniture and colour and this is also reflected in their food. These guys don’t like sitting still and are always up for change. What doesn’t change though is the quality. There’s a vintage theme to the place with LP’s (try explaining them to your kids) on the wall and the board has some classic dad jokes to give you a smile in your day (e.g. If you suck at playing the trumpet that’s probably why). The other thing which will bring a smile is their service. Highly recommended local café!
Olive & Fern Café, 435 Nepean Hwy, Frankston
One of our breakfast stops, you can’t go past the Olive & Fern omelette – very tasty! Whatever your taste though there will be something on the menu for you, whether you’re there for breakfast or lunch. The staff are super helpful and if you have a specific diet – vegan, for example – don’t be afraid to ask for a change to a menu item. The coffee is especially good if that is your fancy, we often pop in for a mid-morning break when we are in Frankston and staff are as friendly then as when we are ordering meals. Décor is bright and modern – all round a great local café.
One Pear Tree, 372 Nepean Hwy, Frankston
One look at the One Pear Tree menu will convince you this is not your average suburban caf. Sometimes that can be a risk, but not in this case. Try a sakshuka instead of your standard eggs benny, you won’t be sorry. Likewise, if you’re a sweet tooth, the Violet Waffles are awesome! The café itself is charming, set in an old house and with an outdoor are for the nicer weather and an open fire for winter months. The coffee is made with a smile (say hi to Fi, the barista) and served the same way. A great food experience whether you are there for breakfast and lunch (they also do specials for dinner – we are yet to try them out!); another highly recommended café experience.