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Franks Cider Bar and Cafe

3328 Huon Hwy, Franklin, Tasmania 7113, Australia
+61 3 6266 3828
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (28 reviews)
“apple cider” (11 reviews)
“scones” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3328 Huon Hwy, Franklin, Tasmania 7113, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely food, especially the cider and the apple and pear crumble. It was a very chilly day so we sat in front of the fire, made our lunch all that more enjoyable. Would not hesitate to go back.

1  Thank vivtheresebarlow
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived for a late lunch on a weekday. It was quiet as you'd expect on a weekday and at that time in a small town. Service was friendly and our meals were all good. The mulled cider was perfect, very tasty and a lighter alternative...More

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local I want to support the local business but I will not be returning. We turned up for lunch in the afternoon and the place was a mess. There was a few people waiting in line to order but by the time we...More

Thank Sian M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on a Sunday drive to Franklin. It is a limited menu, offering light lunchs. A quirky place to sit and watch the river.

1  Thank Jan H
Naomie C, Owner at Franks Cider Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had a quirky time Jan!! See you again some time! Cheers!

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Be wary - Whats displayed is about double of what you actually get. The platter is removed from the cabinet, the slices then are halved, what appears to be a reasonable price for a slice of apple pie or whatever is actually expensive

Thank local696
Naomie C, Owner at Franks Cider Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Sorry you had this experience local696. I will look into the issue although this is a very unusual negative review. Thanks for your feedback, we try to offer value for money which is difficult in a rural area. Thanks

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a wet winters day Cosy & warm with open fire Delicious pumpkin gnocchi with pear cider

Thank Andrea L
Naomie C, Owner at Franks Cider Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Glad we could warm you up Andrea!! See you next time!! :)

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Stopped here on a flying visit to Tasmania. Had a really enjoyable lunch and especially enjoyed the Cherry Cider. Some great photos and stories on the wall. Definitely recommend.

Thank CPMelbourne
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Stopped for a quick coffee but landed up doing a Cider tasting and having scones! Was great. I saw a number of dishes being served and the food looked excellent. Loads of atmosphere in this place. Good stop

Thank 1234Col
Naomie C, Owner at Franks Cider Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks you!! Glad you enjoyed your visit! :)

Reviewed 19 March 2018

I have had lunch here several times as well as numerous takeaway coffees and always enjoyed the experience. Definitely the best lunch spot in Franklin, it is charmingly decorated and full of local history. The food is always good (especially the salmon dishes and the...More

Thank Sarah D
Naomie C, Owner at Franks Cider Bar and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks Sarah! We have a new chef starting soon, so keep coming to visit!! We also have lots of firewood cut and ready for the cooler months!! Cheers!

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a light lunch of toasted sandwiches and cider. The Cherry is delicious but my partner preferred the apple cider, either way both happy. The afternoon music was enjoyed too.

Thank Robyn P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3328 Huon Hwy, Franklin, Tasmania 7113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6266 3828
Frank's Cider Bar & Cafe is located in the historic riverside town of Franklin in the beautiful Huon Valley. Just 40 minutes south of Hobart, it is open 7 days a week from 10 am - 5 pm. Enjoy free tastings of Frank's multi award winning fruit ciders, as you discover the history of the region in historic surroundings. The fresh produce of the Huon Valley is featured on the menu, with everything from cider cured salmon, to apple cider scones, available. The former St John's Church Hall is now a cosy cafe which is dog friendly and has plenty of space and wheel chair access. A great place to stop on the way to or from the Far South.
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