Food and Drink
Posted by Jade Kelly
16. Apr, 2012
Miss Libertines, home of the quirky interior, cheap pizza and alternative night Can’t Say! is closing. So while the owners work on a new fit out a pop-up cafe has – true to its name – popped up to fill in the gaps.
34 & Franklin is a sky lit pop-up land situated in the back room of Miss L’s and has all the kitschy doilies, teacup sugar bowls and Astroturf you could ever wish for. I went with my pockets as Chingy as Howard Bailey Jnr. and found myself completely spoilt for choice with an array of eats under $10.
Filled bagels start from $4 (the Salmon, cream cheese, capers & Spanish onion one sounded rad at $6.50), homemade baked beans with toast soldiers go at $5, half baguettes are out the door at $6 and you might even be tempted by a selection of chilli dogs from $8. If I had any pull, I’d get Frank Walker to record an audio version of that impressive line-up.
I finished a big veggie dog ($9) so fast, enjoying the melting mess of not-dog, spicy bean & capsicum mix, grated cheese and cheesy white sauce. It was yummo, therefore so I know the beef chilli dog complete with chilli meat sauce will be even more satisfying to me next time. Double trouble in every bite, I can’t wait.
For a limited time only, 34&F is open 8am – 3pm for breakfast and lunch, then from 6pm it transforms into the ‘Late Night Kung Fu Hustle’ – an Asian hawker inspired menu complete with long neck Asian beers, Bruce Lee projections and a Street Fighter II arcade game. So good. Stay tuned for the next phase of Miss Libertines transformation.
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