New Café Alert! Saucery Café in Frankston.

Remember when Frankston was not that cool? I do. As young adults my sisters bought a property together in Funky Town and I thought they were crazy. 20 years later and I am Frankston obsessed! They were the smart (and rich) ones while I only just jumped onto the property market a couple of years ago and paid approx. 17 times more for my first home.

The more time I spend in Frankston, the more cool bars, boutiques and niche cafes seem to pop up. And this week, I have a super-cute one to share with you all!

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First up, let’s talk about the food. Because #important.

I had the risotto as pictured and my dining companion had some croquettes from the display section. Prompt table service from a friendly staff member and our meals were really delicious. Perfect thing to have on a wintery day in Melbourne.

But that’s not where it ends. This café has board games to choose from so you can spend an afternoon drinking great coffee and enjoy people watching out of the large street facing windows.

Sidenote: Have you played Mastermind lately? My six year old absolutely kicks my bum with it! I think she might be a mind reader. Would certainly explain how she keeps tricking me into letting her have chocolate. She sneakily chooses all the same colour pins when one would think a 6 year old would choose rainbow colours. Why is she smarter than me? I’m scared.

Talking of kids, there is also a gorgeous little activity nook lit up with fairy lights with colouring-in picture and pencils. Now this is the real test as to how committed a new café is to making parents feel welcome. Are the pencils actually sharp or will parents be pestered by their kids because they’re trying to draw with a blunt pink texta and a broken crayon? I am happy to report that all drawing implements were not only in tact but of good quality. It’s the little things.s4

Kids and adults menu all looked great too. Reasonably priced!

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Next time you are in Frankston, check it out. You will not be disappointed.

HOT TIP: If grabbing a coffee, purchase another one to pay forward to someone else. Saucery has a coffee card system that makes it easy to pay for 2 and leave a card there for the next person (or someone who needs warming up on these wintery days and cannot afford it.)

Find Saucery café at 7a Thompson St, Frankston or search @saucerycafe on Instagram

While you’re in Frankston, visit the Karingal book exchange. Free books for everyone! Learn more here:Karingal Book Hub

3 Mornington Peninsula Coffee Haunts That Are So Convenient, They’re Practically Drive-Thru.

Caffeine equals life. Am I right?

There’s nothing I love more than chilling in a café with a coffee and watching the world go by. But with two kids and those pesky “Don’t leave your kids in the car alone” laws, that is now a rare occurrence. Enter, drive-thru coffee from fast food joints at 8am on the school run. But fear not! You no longer have to sacrifice quality for convenience (unless you are a bit hung over and need a hash brown) Try one of the three cute cafes listed here instead and get your caffeine fix stat without having to unstrap the kids.

 

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Cutest coffee cart in the business: Little Olive Café

 

Little Olive Café Mt Eliza.

Currently located at Eden Garden Nursery in Mt Eliza.

204 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza VIC 3930

6.15am -9am

This coffee cart is as cute as a button and being positioned in a car park makes it perfect for a quick coffee dash. The coffee is great and you can grab a baked treat while you are there.

Hot Tip: You can purchase really cool reusable coffee mugs here. Think ceramic, glazed and arty.

 

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Coffee convenience in Baxter

 

Coffee hut outside Tipples Backyards in Baxter

167 Moorooduc Hwy, Baxter VIC 3911

This little spot is literally on the highway so there is no excuse. It sells toasties and is right next door to a petrol station so you can pretty much get all your morning shiz sorted.

Hot Tip: This place has Eftpos. Winning!

 

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Muffin and a latte at Apple Espresso in Mornington

 

Apple Espresso at Tully’s in Mornington

630 Moorooduc Hwy, Mornington VIC 3931

Imagine this scenario: You’ve dropped the kids at school and 5 minutes into your drive home the baby falls asleep in the car. Don’t waste your life away sitting in the driveway scrolling Facebook and fearing the transfer wakeup! Head to Tully’s and grab a coffee underneath a pear tree while bubba snoozes a metre or two away (obvi with the windows down and in full view and all those other legal/ethical/perfect-parent-patrol things.)

Hot Tip: If you have time to eat in, head out the back into the courtyard and grab a coffee and cake. Delicious!

 

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Apple Espresso at Tully’s in Mornington

 

Know of any other convenient little coffee stops? Drop them into the comments!