Francis Winifred is a bright and buzzy cafe serving creative breakfasts and lunches, house-made pastries and hot coffee by Allpress Espresso. Just off the Moonee Ponds Creek trail, it’s a popular detour (or destination) for local runners, cyclists and pram-walkers, and stands out with its green-tiled frontage and clusters of locals seated out the front.
Inside, the nostalgic space has earthy terrazzo floors, industrial pendant lights and an exposed brick wall. And a rotating all-day menu might be its next-best quality. If you arrive early, go for the popular cilbir (Turkish eggs) or comforting shakshuka with chorizo. Around lunch, you might try a loaded burrito bowl or soft tortillas lined with crispy chicken. There’s also a variety of house-made sweets and pastries to grab and go, like carrot cake, Snickers slice, cookies and beef sausage rolls.
Coffee comes from Allpress Espresso, yet your latte might also be spiked with earthy beetroot, turmeric or matcha. There are also more decadent drinks like thickshakes combining Nutella with espresso and peanut butter, or a Snickers smoothie with dates, banana and cacao.
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