This place was a regular stop when I was a kid growing up in Frankston. Situated in Young street, opposite the station it served everything imaginable – roast dinners, fish & chips, toasted sandwiches, soup, cakes, ice cream, milk shakes & of course “spiders”. It was fairly dark inside & felt like a haven away from the shops.
My friend “Sue” & I had ravenous appetites when we were around 10 years old. Our mothers often took us to the Kookaburra for lunch during school holidays & we’d tuck into a huge plate of roast lamb, roast potatoes & vegies. Our mothers would be having a toasted sandwich whilst we would devour an entire roast dinner all washed down with a foaming lime spider. Heaven!
The cafe vanished years ago, & today it’s a delicatesan. I couldn’t help taking a photo of it on my last visit to Frankston. As you can see it no longer looks inviting!