Today I had brunch with a friend at Fraus Crepes and Chocolat (345 Victoria Street North Melbourne).
My friend is Adrienne, today was the first time we’ve met in person. She gave me the gorgeous necklace for my Vogue Forum Kris Kringle last year. It is by Wiyomu. I adore the necklace and wear it a lot.
It was great to meet Adrienne – she is really nice and we hit it off straight away. I look forward to catching up with her when she is in Melbourne again, or I am in her state.
Fraus has just reopened after a month of renovations. I missed it when it was closed. I have always loved Fraus, but after its makeover, it looks so elegant! So grown up! It now also stocks a large range of chocolate
For those not familiar, the highlight of Fraus is the hot chocolates – thick like custard and an array of flavours. I have tried imitations, but none compare to Fraus in North Melbourne. Others have been weak and watery. Fraus is rich and delicious.
The staff at Fraus let me take photos and blog about my time there today.
Adrienne and I both had the classic hot chocolate. I actually always have this because I am not good at making a decision from a large menu. Other flavours include raspberry, stawberry, tiramisu, hazelnut, white chocolate and many more.
The food at Fraus is delicious. There is a great breakfast menu featuring crepes with fruit or traditional hot breakfast type toppings – my favourite is the salmon hollondaise, some savoury galettes for meals later in the day – I will remember the roast duck curry inspired galette for my next trip, and a plethora of dessert crepes.
As I mentioned, the cafe has undergone a makeover. The atmosphere is really beautiful. It reminds me of a bar now.
There are big communal tables with bench seats. The counter is glamourous. The service is still fantastic. The menu is also fantastic, but has gone more glamourous.
This is where the hot chocolate is churned. It’s made in a slushie machine. I want one in my kitchen.
This is the feature wall. It’s filled with Fraus chocolate mix that you can buy and make at home. I love the colours and the abbreviation of the flavours. ‘Strwbry’. ‘Rspbry’.
Here are gourmet chocolates in the counter.
And here is a wall of chocolate filled with things – nuts, berries, citrus. I want.
I love the way these berries look in the white chocolate.
I recommend Fraus Crepes and Chocolat if you are after a decadent brunch. You will be really pleased you ate there!