For a double birthday celebration, we decided to mix things up a little in this bureaucrat's world. Instead of lunch or dinner, and instead of a prix fixe or degustation menu, the Lawyer and I decided to do breakfast instead. Also, instead of staying in the east, or heading into the city/Southbank, we went for something that's located between the two geographic locales.
Perhaps I've been a bureaucrat too long but going for breakfast at a cafe and paying, on average, $15-$22 for a plate of eggs doesn't make budgetary sense. It ain't cost-efficient nor fiscally sound, and I can't help wondering what the opportunity cost of my dollars and cents (and sleeping-in time) would be if I just boiled an egg for myself at home.
Religion usually bores me and, as a kid, I'd do almost anything to avoid going to church. However, I'm older and probably wiser, so now I can tolerate some religion - especially when there's a cafe attached to it. Let Me Be Frank is a cafe that's located next to a bluestone church and it's associated with Father Bob Maguire foundation. We booked a table and on the appointed morning, we all rambled our way into LMBF. It's a great space - high ceilings, lots of natural sunlight, couches, communal table, original artwork, heaps of fresh flowers and a real warm and relaxing vibe to the place.
To fully wake us up, we ordered a latte for the Lawyer, tea for Beaker...
...and for the rest of us, a pot of fresh soy chai for each of us. This was pretty fine chai - deep, aromatic and blissful.
Not to be outdone, Bubba Chuck got a hot chocolate in a takeaway cup (just like a grown up!) with her kiddies' breakfast burger - bacon, egg on a brioche bun w salsa. She wolfed this down
Food – 8.5
Ambiance – 8
Service – 7.5
Price – 8
We all really enjoyed our breakfasts - quality, fresh produce is used and you can tell by the flavours. Quite generous serves and well priced too. As much as we all liked our breakfasts, we were all really keen on coming back to try the lunch menu. Definitely a keeper and definitely will be coming back.
Let Me Be Frank
217-239 Montague St
South Melbourne 3205
Telephone: 0433 419 683