Francocel – The home of the giant toasted sandwich

There are very few things in Vryheid that can satisfy one’s hunger better than a legendary Francocel toasted sandwich.

With more than a dozen fillings to choose from, ravenous diners will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on which tasty combination of ingredients they would like generously crammed between two jumbo slices of homemade bread and then toasted to perfection.

From the simple, yet deliciously traditional, cheese and tomato toasted sandwich to the more decadent ‘Gavin Special’ lavishly loaded with bacon, cheese and a hearty mushroom sauce, or the ‘Breakfast’ sandwich, jam-packed with a beef patty, bacon, egg, cheese and tomato, there is certainly something to suit everyone’s palate.
If the immensity of the jumbo toasted sandwich on homemade bread is a little too intimidating, all of the tasty toasted sandwich combinations are also available on standard sized bread.

Another popular option on the menu is the Francocel Burger, made with a delectably meaty homemade beef patty and available on its own or in several tasty variations with a side order of succulently spicy chips.

Francocel’s menu offers discerning diners a variety of freshly prepared meals to suit both the savoury palate and the sweet tooth, from the time-honoured classic, pie and gravy with chips, to the cherished family-favourite, pancakes smothered in cinnamon sugar, as well as a multitude of appetising options in between, including cake by the slice.

Looking for a cake or a platter for that special occasion?

Francocel Coffee Shoppe and HB Bakery can cater to your culinary needs, with a wide variety of double round cakes, loaf cakes, sweet treats, cupcakes, large sweet tarts and sweet or savoury platters, as well as specialty cakes for weddings and birthdays for those ‘extra special’ occasions.

Hester Fritze, the owner of Francocel Coffee Shoppe and HB Bakery, has possessed a passion for baking for as long as she can remember, coming from a long line of women with the same keenness in the kitchen. Her love for her trade lends itself to the aura and vibe of the coffee shop and bakery, which was a gift from her husband back in 2010, enabling her to fulfil a lifelong dream.

Nestled in the Church Square, at Shop #5 in the NBS Building, Francocel Coffee Shoppe and HB Bakery offers the delightful cosiness and charm of a classic diner, complete with tartan tablecloths and the alluring aroma of freshly baked treats lingering enticingly in the air.

Francocel Coffee Shoppe and HB Bakery is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 3pm. Alternatively, you can contact them on 034 982 1945.


View the gallery of photos from the Francocel Facebook page below…

Elaine Rodway

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