We have been to Fraiche a fair few times now and we love it for her quiet suburban-ness and just fresh simplicity in their food. If we recall correctly, Merlo used to be served here but now it is Veneziano.The coffee is not as robust in flavour but the cappuccino ordered was done well, good foam and done in a true cappuccino style i.e. shot: milk: froth ratio.
Fraiche Deli has a typical cafe/ deli style menu of gourmet salads, sandwiches and burger type dishes. Their cabinet offerings include baked quiches, frittatas and all sorts of lovely looking sweet treats. They have also their blackboard specials and on that day there were 2; a Thai Pumpkin soup and Boston beans with Fetta on sourdough toasts.
Mr food hunter had his usual Steak Sandwich on Toasted organicTurkish, caramelised onions, roma tomatoes, rocket, swiss cheese and choice of tomato relish or blue cheese dressing. The latter was chosen. The steak was a tender rib fillet, the onions were sweet, the blue cheese was distinct without being over-powering, the turkish bread used was the chewy sorta and well-toasted. A well-balanced scrummy number!!
Miss food hunter had the Wholemeal sandwich with Rare Roast Beef, red onion, rocket & tomato. Instead of the horseradish dijon dressing, it was swopped for the house made tomato relish and no regrets there...that's just because Miss food hunter can never go pass relishes....this one had whole cherry tomatoes in it too! The slice of beef was thick and pinkish rare it is. Albeit simple combinations, but use of quality well- prepped materials still make for truly satisfying eats!
Friache Deli is a local favourite and can get pretty crowded nearing weekends. Prices are abit on the higher side of things but I guess thats the cost of using better quality ingredients :-). Oh and after, you can hop over to Miettes Patisserie just next door for some fresh baked artisan breads!
Shop 7, 158 Graceville Ave