About Us.

Sister and brother team Sofia and Stefan Soltys would like to introduce you to Frances.


We’ve been busy creating Frances into a place for people that crave good quality food and coffee with a side of sustainability.

Dedicated to supporting local businesses, all our produce come from our neighbours at the Vic Market as well as Terra Madre.

Starting a café is in our blood. Our mum started Café Paradiso on Lygon St in the mid-seventies, and then later with dad founded The Paragon on Rathdowne St. They’ve had quite an impression on us.

Our dream for Frances has come out of a combined 18 years of food and coffee service in Melbourne.


Drop past and say hi,


Sofia & Stefan