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Frolicking Frog Bakery Cafe

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published November 12th 2019
Hop into here for a frolicking good feed
Food outlets often have names that don't indicate what they are serving. The Frolicking Frog is one such place and they don't even have French-inspired food apart from chocolate éclairs. They are a bakery café.

Frog logo
The frolicking frog.

The main bill of fare is their pies offering twelve varieties, from the classic beef pie, through to Thai beef, Thai red curry chicken to beef bacon and cheese and more.

pie menu
The hot menu.

pie warmer
An industrial strength pie warmer.

You can also get meat or vegetable pasties, quiches and sausage rolls.

Pastry chef Leslie with a tray of her freshly baked quiches.

Before you get to look at the pie menu behind the counter your eyes and stomach are drawn to the large display cabinet of almost every type of pastries, tarts, slices, and cakes, both small and large, imaginable.

Some of the goodies available.

Almost irresistible is a large tray of fruit flans, not to mention an old time favourite of mine, vanilla slices.

Fruit flans & vanilla slices
How good is this, fruit flans & vanilla slices.

Their coffee machine is kept busy, dispensing take-away or drink in, or drink out if you chose the footpath seating.

The coffee cometh.

It is only a small shop and inside there are only 3 stools along a window bench to enjoy their goodies in-house. Outside there are several tables and chairs in a partitioned area on the wide footpath.

The small in shop facility.

Their main customers are there for take away as I usually am. My favourites are a beef pie and a meat pastie to take home and share half of each. The best of both worlds.

pie & pastie
My favourites. A pie & pastie to share.

The Frolicking Frog had been operating in Lilydale at the same location since 1980, and current owner Belinda, herself a pastry chef, has been operating there for six years. All their goodies are freshly baked on their premises.

Food counter
Owner Belinda ready to serve.

cafe exterior
The Frolicking Frog.

Pastry Chef, Leslie, was very proud to show her creations before being displayed in the shop's refrigerated cabinet. The display cabinet also features readymade sandwiches and rolls for those in a hurry.

Tray of flans
Leslie and her flans.

Food display cabinet
Some of the ready to go items.

If you only come in for a pie, it is easy to forget that with all the other goodies on display.

Flour & eggs
Window display of eggrediants.

There are many eateries in Lilydale and there is no better than the Frolicking Frog for pies, so hop in for one.

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Why? To spoil yourself.
Phone: 9735-4365
Where: 144 Maroondah Hwy. (Main St.) Lilydale. Melways map 38. E.5.
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Looks like a fabulous find, Neil! One would be hard-pressed to decide which delicacy to go for ...
by Elaine (score: 3|7774) 384 days ago
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