Food and Drink
Posted by Becca Z
19. Jul, 2012
The Commons Cafe has just reopened as Let Me Be Frank , the latest offshoot of the South Melbourne stalwart Cafe Zappa.
But I digress.
Let Me Be Frank is located in the South Melbourne Commons Project, a partnership between Friends of the Earth, The Father Bob Maguire Foundation and some local parishes. Think Abbotsford Convent and CERES combined and compacted.
While my friend’s Feta and Avocado mash on toast ($12) was slightly bland, ‘Rocco’s amazing chilli’ served on the side provided the zippy pick-me-up. My quinoa batone served with smoked salmon, capers, dijon aioli and fresh tomato from the Commons garden ($12.50) was well toasted, crispy and struck the right balance of bread and filling.
As we ate a range of people passed through: students discussing their new project, the little old lady drinking tea, a Sex in The City girly catch-up and a family whose kids were kept busy with the cafe’s toy and book collection.
This new cafe is well on its way to to catching up to big brother Zappa, proving it can one day be Frank.
LET ME BE FRANK
217-239 Montague St, South Melbourne
Open every day, 8am – 4pm
10 designers, one charity, two days.
Artists emerge after hours for Nite Art.
Brightening up our bleak winter nights.