Tucked away in a shopping complex in the heart of Graceville, Fraiche Deli is truly a gem of a find. The current owners have been serving up fresh, wholesome fare and delicious deli treats to the locals for 5 years and are open for breakfast and lunch. Upon entering I was given a warm greeting by the friendly and helpful staff and ushered to a relaxed outside dining area.
Fraiche Deli does a bustling trade on the weekend and is constantly packed with families and couples enjoying their breakfast. Glenda, the owner of Fraiche Deli, introduced herself and gave a run down on their menu. Glenda advised that they were happy to cater to different dietary needs, which is great for me as I’m a vegetarian.
While sipping my smooth, hot coffee I was served with one of Fraiche Deli’s specials, the Chargrilled Veggie Stack (sans bacon of course). This dish was essentially all of my favourite things on the one plate; a mouth-watering stack of veggies served on a bed of pumpkin hummus, tangy Greek yogurt and roasted chickpeas, topped with a generous serve of haloumi. The dish was warm with earthy, smooth flavours cut with the tartness of the yogurt.
The second dish sampled was the Zen Glow Bowl, served with steamed milk, warm pears and packed with deliciously fruity house made granola filled with goji berries, toasted coconut and other healthy and delicious treats to start your day with an antioxidant boost. The Zen Glow Bowl is all the good components of a brekkie; warming, creamy, crunchy, fruity and healthy.
The presentation of the food was beautiful and I loved the use of cute souvenir teaspoons. I also got to sample some of their fresh juices; the Green Power, a zesty chlorophyll filled juice jam packed with spinach, lemon, apple, orange and celery and a classic breakfast staple, freshly squeezed OJ. My favourite beverage I sampled was the Blueberry smoothie; thick, creamy and a hint of sweetness from the honey and tartness from the yogurt. It was such a gorgeous purple colour and was very filling; almost a meal on its own.
If you’re looking for good coffee, good, wholesome food and friendly service, then Fraiche Deli is worth discovering
Black Book Recommendation
Chargrilled Veggie Stack
7/158 Graceville Ave
Graceville QLD 4075
(07) 3379 9954
Mon - Fri: 6am-2:30pm