After months of searching for the perfect location, owners Jamie and Mikaela were eager to transform the former fish and chips shop at 59 Kareela Rd into a trendy café with loads of personality, and they have done just that! Bringing something a little hip to the ‘burbs’, 2B1B is the funky-cafe fix Frankston has been longing for.
With the locals in mind they sought to cater for everyone from the discerning foodie to the fussy toddler. The all-day menu by chef/owner Jamie Bowman and co-chef and baker-extraordinaire Jacqueline Connon, both ex-chefs of the late Boathouse Restaurant, boasts a familiar café feel with all the trimmings of restaurant dining. Whether you’re after breakfast, brunch, lunch or something sweet, they have you covered. They even give you the option with some dishes to ‘make it vegan’.
The menu features premium produce including Gamekeepers wood-smoked bacon and Pyrenees pork belly, local Nirvana free-range eggs and milk sourced exclusively from the family-owned Kyvalley farm in Kyabram. Oh, and let’s not forget the ever-changing selection of home-baked cakes, fresh from the kitchen daily, that are sure to make you drool.
Local roaster Commonfolk Coffee is front and centre at 2B1B with its staple blend Progress Street on the grind as well as a rotating Single Origin. For those after something without the caffeine hit, they also offer specialty hot chocolate by Mörk, Healthy Humans juices and living sodas and a selection of Remedy Kombucha.
THE GAME PLAN
Having recently added kerbside dining, the plan is to convert the generous backyard space into an outdoor dining area, cementing 2B1B as the local neighbourhood hub that brings the community — and their beagles — together.
TWO BOYS ONE BEAGLE AND A COFFEE SHOP
A: 59 Kareela Rd, Frankston
T: 9785 9239