Breakfast @ Frame Espresso, Cairns

My new haunt for a late breakfast and a divine cup of coffee is new cafe Frame Espresso located on the Upward St side of Frame Oz Images.  This uber cool cafe has only been open for a couple of weeks so it still remains a little bit of a secret and although I would love for it to stay that way I understand that for a cafe to stay open I can’t just have it all to myself.

My man friend MS and I rocked into Frame Espresso on Tuesday morning for a light breakfast and a cup of coffee after a bit of morning exercise (and I do mean exercise).  On arrival we met Eddie, the owner of Frame Oz Images who was most friendly as he introduced himself, Gary and Justin the Barista while happily chatting about his new business venture that is Frame Espresso.  The cafe is accessible through the front door of Frame Oz Images or around the side on Upward St.  Outside there is a deck area with tables and chairs complete with an awning for shade from the afternoon sun.  Inside diners will find beautifully finished large wooden benches and round tables with a myriad of magazines for the homemaker at heart along with a few fresh copies of The Cairns Post to enjoy with your morning coffee.  The art, wall decor and furniture on show at Frame Oz Images is most certainly incorporated into the design and layout of Frame Espresso enabling the diner to admire the art while they are enjoying their coffee.

I ordered a Cappuccino and Poached Eggs on Toast with Rocket, plus extras of Tomato Chutney and fresh slices of Avocado, which cost me less than AU$15.  I was advised that the bread on that particular day was freshly baked (not by them) Pane Di Casa, however the type of bread available does change regularly.  The rocket was fresh, the eggs perfectly poached and the Tomato Chutney and fresh Avocado ideal extras.

Poached Eggs on Toast with Rocket, a Side of Avocado and Tomato Chutney (AU$14.60)

MS ordered the Scrambled Eggs on Toast with Leg Ham Off the Bone, Rocket and a side of Pesto as well as a Cappuccino again for less than AU$15.  He gave it two thumbs up and ate the lot along with additional large cup of coffee.

Scrambled Eggs on Toast with Rocket and a Side of Pesto (AU$9.50)

Now the breakfasts aren’t enormous, like one particularly popular breakfast establishment in town that will remain unnamed but it was the perfect size for MS and I and like I said the coffee made by both Gary and Justin was divine!  (Extra thumbs up for the Cappuccino art!)

My Cappuccino (AU$4.50)

Frame Espresso also does pastries and tasty salads for lunch with a selection of cakes and slices on display in their food cabinet (I’m definitely coming back for a piece of the Baklava I spotted in there).    I was most impressed not only with the food and coffee at Frame Espresso but also the funky layout, very reasonable prices and friendly service we received.  Plus anywhere that has a fresh copy of the newspaper for my perusal gets another thumbs up from me!  Sssshhhhh.

Frame Espresso

105 McLeod St, Cairns QLD 4870

Ph: (07) 4031 1776

Open: Mon – Sat 7am – 3pm

Posted on September 22, 2011, in Cairns and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Updating this post: Seems word has gotten out about Frame Espresso and now my secret little cafe is bustling with people. Only problem with this is that the food and the cappucinos (no coffee art anymore?) seem to have gone downhill a little. I really hope it picks up again because I do really enjoy breakfast at Frame.

  2. Hi…your posts are great, we found the information about our cafe and others really informative and helpful. We are loving the new experience of running a food business and the people that come with it. Our overall business has a new energy about it thanks to people supporting Frame Espresso. We are constantly looking at improving the experience for a clients at Frame. Cheers Eddie

  3. Hubby and I went for coffee on 12th July I ordered a chai tea, it was just hot milk in a teapot with a few tea leaves , revolting.
    We did not order any food as there was very little choice.Never again.

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