A hive of activity in an otherwise residential area, Miss Frank is known for its bustling atmosphere, exceptional coffee and creative food, all of which are enjoyed by locals of all ages.
Owned by Monique Moussi, Miss Frank is another notch on the hospitality veteran’s belt. After the success of owning small suburban cafes, Monique wanted to try her hand with something bigger, and Camberwell’s popular Miss Frank fit the brief perfectly.
The refurbishment, part of Monique’s vision, welcomed a light-filled, crisp white interior, accented with light pine tables and indoor plants. Its location, on a thoroughfare between Toorak and Riversdale Roads, makes it the ideal spot for nearby residents to take a break and refuel.
Monique’s innovation and desire to push the envelope further when it comes to coffee is shown through her in-depth understanding of various blends and the on-going search for each bean’s sweet spot. If she isn’t making coffee, drinking it, or training her staff about it, she is probably researching about how to make it even better.
Monique turned to the team at Dimattina Coffee to bring only the best blend to Miss Frank. Head Roaster, Lino Bettiol, has more than 25 years experience and a wealth of knowledge surrounding the roasting process. Lino not only supplies the cafe with its popular custom blend, he also passes knowledge and wisdom onto the Miss Frank team wherever possible.
Reece Lane joined the team as Cafe Manager and is now part-owner. His somewhat new-found appreciation for the entire crop to cup process means he’s just as invested in constantly learning about coffee as Monique.
The Miss Frank house blend is a medium roast that shines as an espresso and holds its own with milk. The Arabica beans are carefully selected and sourced from four regions: Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Colombia and India. You’ll taste chocolate overtones and rich full body with a hint of spice and nut and a sweet finish.
Miss Frank sources its single origin coffee from Proud Mary, often receiving beans from Guatemala, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras and Costa Rica. As the cafe continues to grow, there are plans to add alternative brewing methods such as batch brew and cold drip to the offering.
This progressive approach to coffee is the perfect match for an innovative menu. Head Chef, Shane Tidy, has created a seasonal selection of dishes designed to complement the coffee. Serving breakfast, lunch and everything in between, the offering ranges from cacao hotcakes and southern fried chicken burgers to spring bowls and fresh bircher muesli.
With a constantly rotating selection of coffee and meals, and an ever-growing base of customers, Miss Frank continues to be a community favourite.