Aside from our obvious admiration for good food across Sydney (and beyond), we are also caffeine addicts and will travel for decent coffee, especially on weekends. This is how we found ourselves at Frankie’s Beans at Potts Point on a Saturday morning, along with the regulars at this quiet achiever of a cafe nestled at the bottom of the Elan apartment building.
Frankie’s Beans is a relative newcomer onto the cafe scene, but has already claimed the top spot on Beanhunter and when we took our first sip of our cappuccinos, it was very apparent why Frankie’s silky smooth coffee made from his award winning 3 Colombians single origin blend has so many fans already.
The innovative cafe owner Frank Andrews has also pioneered a new coffee brewing process called Fractional Atmospheric Brew (F.A.B.) which means they can use their coffee machine to produce a smooth espresso which can be enjoyed cold, like a cold drip/brew coffee. We sampled some of their F.A.B. offering, and found that the brew had a sweetness to it which sets it apart from the usual cold drip coffee you find elsewhere. We were also lucky enough to try one of Frankie’s F.A.B. experiments for his summer menu, featuring a brew made with coconut water for a refreshing tropical twist.
F.A.B. (with coconut water)
It’s not just about the coffee at this cafe though – we were happy to see Jaffles on their menu and promptly ordered ourselves their Lamb Jaffle, featuring slow roasted meat which was very tender, sandwiched between crunchy slices of grilled toast and elevated with a fresh tzatiki sauce. Simple, yet oh so satisfying.
Lamb Jaffle, $10
We also tried their Healthy Benedict with extra halloumi – don’t be fooled by the name, this dish is still packed full of flavour thanks to the delicious rocket hummus, drizzled over two poached eggs, served with sauteed spinach, juicy roasted tomato on sourdough toast. This dish is a generous serving and left us quite full, even though we ended up sharing it.
Healthy Benedict, $16 (plus halloumi, $4)
We enjoyed our lazy breakfast at Frankie’s Beans over their exceptional coffee and will definitely be heading back when the warmer weather hits to get more of that fantastic F.A.B. brewed with coconut water to cool ourselves down while getting our caffeine hit. This gem of a cafe is a must visit for coffee aficionados and has the added bonus of a solid food offering as well, to keep your tastebuds happy too.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Frankie’s Beans