This is an unique cafe/bistro located inside a nursery. You can appreciate the amount of greenery around you while you munch on your cupcake.
Frankie’s Food Factory is a solid option for a midday meal. The breakfast menu here has all the usual suspects, and the lunch menu is full of burgers, salads, wraps and pasta. There are lots of Aussie classics, with a slight middle eastern twist here and there.
Nothing can be better than tasting good biscuits, doughnuts and bagels after a long shopping spree at the nursery, or a whole morning meeting customers.
Adorning the walls are posters from a simpler time. Many of these products are still available today, like Arnott’s cream biscuits and Milo. But it was really interesting to see how they were promoted back then.
If you are only coming for a quick takeaway, there’s a cafe section that allows you to do so efficiently without entering the main dining area.
It is in such a beautiful picturesque setting, and as you walk in, you can’t help but notice the sun room, overlooking the lake. The lake is filled with ducks which you can feed. The big space means all customers are able to have the privacy between other tables, making it a perfect place to meet your clients for some chow and discussion.
The bistro is located in a nursery, so there’s plenty of greenery to go around which makes it very soothing and calming to sit amongst. There’s a lovely atmosphere at Frankie’s on a sunny day, where you can look out into the thriving Flower Power nursery.
Scalding hot coffee. But there’s something for everyone at lunch that day – the carnivore, the vegan and two small eaters.
The small eaters wanted something light and simple, so they ordered the Frankie’s cheeseburger. It came with a single patty of wagyu beef, but you can upgrade to two or three or four patties if you want. Complete withmelted cheese, pickles, onion, tomato sauce and American mustard, it was served with a side of fries. Did I say they wanted something simple and light?
bbq lamb skewers
BBQ lamb skewers were enormous, served with capsicum, onion, hummus, toasted flatbread and fries sprinkled with paprika. There’s also a small cup of hummus with pomegranate to complete the middle-eastern experience.
The list of ingredients in the falafel vegan bowl was incredible! Besides the crispy falafel, there were mint, parsley, cabbage, heirloom tomatoes, roasted cauliflower, kale, pomegranate, pickled onion, pickled turnip, pickled cucumber, quinoa, corn, avocado, crispy chickpeas, pine nuts and hummus, all served with a tahini dressing.
Absolutely every single staff member was bubbly, happy and bent over backwards to serve us fast. Even as we were leaving, they were quick to ask us how we enjoyed this luncheon. Awesome place but have to book else you may queue for a long time. Despite the distance away from Sydney, I know I will return again soon.
Frankie’s Food Factory Glenhaven
609 Old Northern Rd, Glenhaven NSW 2156, Australia
Tel : +61 2 9899 2299
Visited in Aug 2022