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Robinsons Bookshop & Cafe Frankston

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by EricaL (subscribe)
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Published August 31st 2014
Flick through a bestseller and enjoy a coffee
The joy of finding a decent sized book shop in today's techno world is somewhat of a rarity, even better discovering an inviting cafe within the store to enjoy a light refreshment while passing the time flicking through a bestseller.

Robinsons Bookshop & Cafe, Frankston
Robinsons Bookshop & Cafe, Frankston

Frankston happens to be the original city for Robinsons Bookshop; Victoria's Oldest General Independent Bookshop that recently celebrated its 50th birthday. When the original Robinsons Bookshop opened in 1963, Frankston Library didn't exist and as such, the store offered a real treat for local book-lovers. Since then, Robinsons Bookshop in Frankston has relocated, changed ownership and spread its literary roots opening branches in Chadstone, Greensborough and the new plush CBD retail development, Melbourne Emporium.

Robinsons Bookshop in Frankston still remains true to what any local bookshop should be, with categorised displays, enthusiastic and knowledgable staff, a back catalogue ordering system and loyalty program. Extra points for a decent sized children's book section offering free story time for pre-schoolers on a Monday at 11am.

Robinsons Bookshop
Robinsons Bookshop

At the rear of Robinson Bookshop retail store sits the aforementioned cafe, offering simple but tasty breakfast and lunch options with accompanied smoothies.

Hot beverages and yummy cakes are on offer for lighter choices, and I can personally vouch for the cafés delicious date scones which can be combined with a coffee for $7.50.*

Robinsons Book Cafe
Robinsons Book Cafe

The ambiance of Robinsons Book Cafe with its mix of subtle music and joyful interior makes for a pleasant meeting place to catch up with family or friends, otherwise a quiet spot for a solo refreshment surrounded by a plethora of wonderful books to escape into before deciding on your next purchase.

Robinsons Book Cafe
Robinsons Book Cafe

Some books are hard to find, the same can be said for a good bookshop. Check out Robinsons Bookshop and Cafe in Frankston if you find yourself in the area.

Robinsons Bookshop & Cafe, Frankston
Robinsons Bookshop & Cafe, Frankston

*cost at time of writing
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Why? Read a book, grab a coffee
When: Bookshop: Mon-Wed 9am-5.30pm, Thu 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Cafe: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm Sun 10.30am-3.30pm
Phone: (03) 9783 6488
Where: 3/11 Station Street Mall, Frankston, VIC, 3199 (just outside Bayside Shopping Centre)
Cost: $-$$
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