With summer holidays coming to an end, and the bucket-list of cafes and places to visit forever growing, I am trying to tick as many things off before classes start in a week. Last weekend, I went with a friend to a breakfast / brunch placed called Frankie Says located on 15 Acacia Place, Abbotsford, just opposite Victoria Gardens by the riverside. The cafe is very pretty inside, with floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing in natural light (every photographers dream), timber posts and walls, a grand staircase, and modern pendant lights.
We were greeted by friendly and welcoming staff, who guided as to a window seat much to our liking because natural lighting always gives that extra oomph to photos. The menu was cute and said “Frankie Says: Love at First Bite” using modern hip fonts against a black background. The food on the menu is your traditional style brunch food (eg. scrambled eggs w/ truffle, pulled pork burger w/ fries, buttermilk pancakes w/ mascapone etc…).
I had the chicken, avocado, and coleslaw on 6-seed bread, and my friend ate the special of the day – crispy chicken with a potato croquettes on salad greens. As for drinks, I had a green smoothie with kale, avocado, banana & honey, and my friend had a ice-coffee. They were served in cute vintage milk/ soda jars.
My meal was so so. The chicken was a bit over done and hard, so I didn’t really eat much of it. But apart from that, everything was yum!
As we were paying the bill, the cakes in the cabinet caught my eye, so I ended up taking away a Berry and Lime Glazed Cake (highly resembling a doughnut), and a berry butter cake. Because my friend was curious, we snuck over to the cafe next door and bought a cronut each as well :p
Overall – a good summer’s day well spent at a nice cafe, followed up by a walk with the dog along the Yarra River in Warrandyte. I wish every day could be as chill and relaxed. Thinking about the year ahead, the long hours of classes, the upcoming placements and the research thesis, I am very intimidated by it all. Hopefully among all that I can still find some time to try out new cafes, visit more places, and of course, continue my roadtrips around Melbourne 😀
– Summary –
- Frankie Says is located in the trendy hip suburb of Abbotsford, just opposite Victoria Gardens
- Beautiful interior design with stylish decor
- Friendly staff
- Food is what you expect of a breakfast/brunch place
- Rating: 8/10