After locating the street sign, and entering accordingly, one is faced with a wall of a rather impressive collection of timeless record cases, ranging from the classic Blondie, to a signed version of Marcia Hines. This sets the miscellaneous retroactive feel of the entire decor, as your eyes follow the vintage, unmatched table and chairs to the stairs... revealing another level of playful decor, boasting outdoor terrace seating, a comfy lounge area and some cute grass bunny table decorations.
Though it is very easy to view Frankies as the perfect place to settle down and simply read a book, one mustn't deny one's tastebuds through forgetting the nature of the visit... Food. Breakfast until 3:30pm on weekends can never be a negative, and how can one resist the 'vegetarian bagel benedict with baby spinach, haloumi, panfried mushrooms, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce' (just a personal favourite). This is one of the best things about Frankies, with a direct quote from the menu "Be kind to animals", Frankies prides itself on the ethos of supporting non-cruelty of animals by providing an extensive range of vegetarian/vegan meals, as well as only purchasing animal-friendly food products.
However if needing that extra hit of meaty goodness, one could always consider say the lunch specialty of ''frankies' hot dog of kransky sausage, rocket, feta cheese, fried onion, 'frankies' pickled relish and american mustard, served with a side of skinny fries'. Sweets are available also, if you can fit them.
It must also be noted that a mean coffee is brewed at 'Frankies Place', using Campos coffee, supporting coffee producers from areas such as Guatemala and Rwanda. Or, if feeling like a tantalising alternative, I can certainly recommend a cheeky chai latte (however be careful, they are morish).
Overall, service meets the three F's, fast, friendly and furious -Frankies will be second best to none! Parking is available along Darby Street, and two small carparks are also nearby Frankies. If not possessing a vehicle for parking purposes, Frankies is accessible via train, with Darby Street being in walking distance from Civic Station. Meals range from $6-$23, and you can be guaranteed you will get value for money with good food good coffee good atmosphere, what more can one ask for?