Son of Frank
Time Out says
An all-day, Italian-ish café specialising in boozy brunches and dialled-up twists on classic dishes
Sure, you can score eggs on toast or a bowl of granola at Son of Frank, but look down further on the all-day brunch menu, and you'll come up with the likes of 12-hour mushrooms on toast with almond purée, tomatoes and onions or lightly cured salmon served two ways, with pickled cucumber, beetroot yoghurt and a soft-boiled egg. On the weekend, that brunch carte doubles in size and scope, bringing dishes like jazzed-up mac and cheese, a Calabrese scramble and an Italian brunch plate with 'nduja, mortadella, pickles and goat's curd into the mix. Book ahead for a $70 bottomless option that entitles you to four courses and 90 minutes of free-flowing rosé, Mimosas or Spritzes.
These guys are also open for dinner on Wednesday through Saturday, spruiking Aussie spins on timeless antipasti, and creative updates on classics like carbonara and tiramisù. Early birds can take advantage of $5 beers, $10 spritzes and free canapés during aperitivo hour, from 4-6pm.
263 Victoria St
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 7am-4pm; Wed-Sat 7am-9.30pm; Sun 8am-3pm|