Those who’ve tried Frasers’ cheesecakes will know what we’re talking about — these guys make sweet treats like no other. Nestled in the corner of Mt Eden and Owens Road, this lil’ beauty has been packed morning ’til late for over 18 years. And from the social media posts, you would’ve thought they only served Banoffee, Bailey’s and New York cheesecakes! Today we went along to the newly furbished café to try out their day menu. First impressions were pretty good — with the space stretching right to the back accommodating more seats, trendy industrial accents and exposed brick walls coupled with marble textures. A frantic scan to locate the sweets cupboard, squeezed into a corner at the end of the counter, which was a bit of a surprise considering this has historically been front and centre of the Frasers’ experience.
Second and third impressions were less glorious: frantic staff seated us at the long table despite having (seemingly) forgotten our booking and their plating that morning left a bit to be desired (did the head chef go on holiday?). We are keen to return and try out their night menu after the holidays perhaps and give it a second chance. Frasers – we ain’t sold but we ain’t giving up on you yet.
Louise had the salmon ceviche. She said “Intrigued to see the transformation of this space over time from the Sola Sellew to Frasers v1 and now the newly renovated Frasers v2. Still with their sweet cabinet, the environment is classed up and tighter. Nice job.”
Innie had the poached egg with balsamic mushroom and an iced mocha. She said “liked the atmosphere and liked the food – that’s all you need, right? (small writing: I think customer service could improve slightly though but understanding given the busyness).”
Katie had the green breakfast bowl with paleo chicken. She said “Fraser’s definitely caught up with the café scene with the industrial décor and clean-eating items on the menu, just like… all the other cafes!”
Mel had the paleo chicken salad and an iced mocha. She said “Way more spacious now they have renovated! My dish was fresh and tasty but lacked a little pizazz. “
Joe had the beets 3 ways and a feijoa and apple juice. He said “New fitout is great, and rad to see some extra options beyond the legit desserts.”
Rikki had the paleo chicken salad and a feijoa and apple juice. She said “Delish and friendly!”
Rebecca had the poached eggs on smashed avocado and feta and drank a phoenix organic apple and feijoa. She said “Excited to try the new Frasers after re-opening and it didn’t disappoint. Keen to go and try out more of the menu.”