239 Bambra Road
If you like good salads like I do, you will love the colourful display of salads at Fress Café in Caulfield. On the day I visited with my mum I was only peckish, although that didn’t stop me from ordering a large bowl containing ‘up to five salads’ from the display fridge. Yup, I tackled those salads like a trooper.
Beetroot, walnut and goats cheese salad with sliced apple, a classic. A creamy potato and celery salad that actually tasted good for me. A delicious chickpea coleslaw and a simple brown rice salad. These salads were no-fuss, healthy and super fresh, so I was happy.
Fress Café has a largely Israeli clientele who enjoy traditional dishes like Shakshuka – two eggs baked in a tomato and capsicum ragout topped with fresh herbs, served with crispy Turkish bread toast. My mum is a massive fan and insisted I try her dish while force feeding the salad-eating-me.
The coffee at Fress Café is okay, but the desserts really caught my eye. Overall the menu is varied with café classics like bircher muesli with poached rhubarb, however the menu is highlighted by interesting Middle Eastern dishes like Middle Eastern beans with feta, rocket and za’atar with Turkish bread.
I really appreciated the variety at Fress Café and look forward to my next exotic or classic brunch.