amon Sheahan, the man behind Cremorne favourites Espresso 3121 and Volley, has moved further east and opened a new cafe in the leafy suburb of Camberwell.
Sheahan lives just around the corner and always wished there was brunch joint nearby. So the serial cafe owner took matters into his own hand and opened Miss Frank.
So far, Miss Frank only serves coffee and sweet treats, but Sheahan and wife Kath are already tinkering away next door and plan to expand the space to make room for breakfast and lunch-goers.
They’ve left the decor in the able hands of the Hecker Guthrie team (who recently worked on Claremont Tonic, the David’s revamp and has previously worked with Sheahan on Espresso 3121). And if the current bright cafe space is any indication, the finished product looks set to be airy, fresh and welcoming.
Having grown up in the area, Sheahan is well aware of the suburb’s demographic and has kept this mind during the planning of the menu. “We’re planning on producing take-home meals, and when we’re fully open we’ll be open until 7pm on weekdays so people can take away meals to have at home,” he says.
The takeaway menu, to be launched on September 24, will take the form of hearty meals like lasagne, pies and soups. “People can also come in and get a bag of fresh handmade pasta and bolognese sauce to feed the whole family,” says Sheahan.
Beans are from Veneziano and will include a rotating selection of single origin coffees, while the colourful line-up of sticky baked goods (including Monte Carlo biscuits stamped with the cafe name) are from Baby Cakes, who have since been sold to caterer Bright Young Things.
So who is the mysterious Miss Frank? “Miss Frank is my daughter, Francesca,” Sheahan smiles. “We call her Frank for short.”
Miss Frank’s full breakfast, lunch and takeaway menu will be available from September 24.
200 Through Road, Camberwell
Mon to Fri 7am–7pm
Sat & Sun 7am–5pm