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By Libby Curran
May 29, 2017
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Frankie's Top Shop

A St Kilda West corner store perfect for sit-in brunches and take-home dinners.
By Libby Curran
May 29, 2017
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Renowned food writer and chef Michele Curtis is reinventing the concept of corner store with her newly opened St Kilda West operation, Frankie's Top Shop.

Making its home in a former kiosk site on leafy Cowderoy Street, it's a charming neighbourhood gem, complete with a verdant colour palette, shelves filled with Curtis' favourite pantry staples, and a cabinet heaving with the day's gourmet take-home creations. A rotation of lively salads, ready-to-heat dishes and sweet treats is set to be a life-saver for those trekking past after a long slog at the office.

By day and at the weekends, Frankie's is just as well-loved for its cafe offering, with the open kitchen serving up a vibrant menu that swings from apple cinnamon porridge and fig-topped buttermilk pancakes, to a signature eggs Benedict and daily-changing lunch tart. A host of creative specials ensures there's always something new to get stuck into, and an extensive kids' menu speaks to Frankie's all-welcoming, family-friendly nature.

Backing it up the fare, you'll find organic coffee by Dukes, an on-trend array of turmeric, matcha, and chai lattes and nostalgia-inducing milkshakes.

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