FRANK — CAFE FOR CREATIVE CUISINE FROM AROUND THE WORLD AVAILABLE TO PICK UP IN STRIKING SURROUNDINGS
Lunch at Frank, which opened in late April 2021, will transport you around the globe. The imposing cafe on Prenzlauer Berg’s Schönhauser Allee offers monthly changing menus inspired by different global cuisines, with one or two specialities served each day of the week. Founders Olli and Daniel are engineers and interior architects by trade, and this is evident in the design of the cafe. The two mastered the craft of welding over lockdown, thus much of the furniture in the space has been made and designed by the pair personally. High ceilings and harsh metals contrast with warm woods and huge windows, flooding the room with light.
So what about the food? Options you can expect include an octopus burger with habanero and zucchini (Fridays), wild garlic risotto with whole grain barley, green asparagus, broad beans and rhubarb (Tuesdays) as well as “Korean Fried Chicken” with chili sauce and gan jiang mayo (Saturdays). All this is accompanied by French pastries made on site, delicious coffee from Röststätte Berlin and fresh juices such as the Lässiger Rainer which is packed with coconut water, orange, carrot, chamomile, turmeric, black pepper and agave. But that’s not all: the chefs behind Frank have worked with Sicilian gelateria Duo to create some unique ice cream flavors, such as asparagus and a delicious miso and sake topped with nuts. We can’t wait till things open up properly and we can spend hours just sitting in the space, but until then the team will gladly serve up your lunchtime treat to go – it’s the next best thing!
Text: Lottie Mac / Photos: Lee Edward & Annika Hillig