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Freska Cafe & Eatery

An elevated experience for foodies, Freska Cafe & Eatery is a newly-opened Bridge Street restaurant that will quickly become the place to go. Freska’s unique ambience and captivating flavours offer a contemporary and fresh pop to the downtown core of Carleton Place.

Currently open under a soft launch, the front seating area is available for breakfast and lunch: Tues-Fri 9 am-3 pm and 9 am-4 pm on weekends. The owners plan to extend their ample seating as we approach the official grand opening and the opening of the patio, weather permitting.

Owner Shane Charania has over ten years of cooking up thoughtful and flavourful plates. If that name sounds familiar and you haven’t guessed it yet, Shane is also the owner of St. James Gate Irish Pub and Restaurant.

The goal with Freska is to broaden the culinary experiences for all who visit with something new and outside of the box. Under the vision of Chef Kyle McCredie, they decided on a café, specializing in breakfast and lunch. Their commitment to freshness, exceptional quality and atmosphere is complemented by the friendly and attentive servers.

When you first arrive at this bright and cheery spot, the feeling is crisp and awakening; the perfect vibe for a breakfast/brunch/lunch cafe. After a creamy latte, made with Equator Coffee, the song that may start playing in your mind is, “it’s going to be bright, bright, sunshiny day.” In fact, if it’s not playing in your head, it’s the type of song that might be comfortably playing in the background. Yes, it all sounds quite wonderful and we haven’t even mentioned the food yet.

May we suggest one of the many varieties of Eggs Benedict? Yes, please! The Billy Goat offers a perfectly poached egg, liberally topped with hollandaise sauce, yolk drizzled on goat cheese and bacon, served on an English Muffin, alongside the best home fries you will taste!

You will sing equal praises for the popular Breakfast Bowls, such as “The Cajun.” It’s a beautifully cooked chicken breast, dazzled with Cajun seasoning, fresh corn, kale, peppers, beans, spinach and onion, topped with two poached eggs, and completed to perfection with a cover of spicy hollandaise sauce.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Artistically plated pancakes and waffles will be the delight of the children in your family. For the meat lovers, Freska’s robust burgers will certainly be satisfying. And we just have to mention the vibrant salads. Who says healthy can’t be delicious and filling?

Enjoy all these experiences at your own pace. However, if you’re in more of a rush, Freska will soon have a wonderful selection of fresh, ready-made offerings you can take with you. You can have your lunch with an awesome view of the Mississippi River at Town Hall Square, just down the street, next to the Town Hall.

As Shane’s wife, Amanda, perfectly summarizes what they’re trying to accomplish, “People want experience. They want beauty in surroundings; amazing flavours and the ability to connect with their company and their server.”

You will certainly see, feel and taste the exceptional experiences at Freska Cafe & Eatery.

Shane Charania

151 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8

Tues-Fri: 9 am-3 pm
Sat-Sun: 9 am-4 pm