Downtown Meridian has a new restaurant: Frankie’s Java, which opened two weeks ago at 112 E. Idaho Ave.
Owner Lisa Squires is the former co-owner of Java locations in Boise and Sun Valley, which are not affiliated with Frankie’s Java.
Named after Squires’ 12-year-old daughter, Frankie’s serves a variety of caffeine-charged drinks. Examples included the Ego Boost (expresso, coffee, Mexican hot chocolate, housemade whipped cream for $3.55/12-ounce, $4.20/16-ounce, $4.75 20-ounce) and an espresso-and-hot-water Americano ($2.25/$2.80/$3.25).
Breakfast options range from Frankie’s Benedict ($9.95) and the Tree Hugger Burrito (eggs, cheese, tomato, green onion, green chili, black beans, topped with creme fraise and cilantro, $8.95) to Frankie’s Homemade Granola ($5.95) and fresh-baked daily goods.
Unlike Squires’ prior restaurants, the lunch crowd so far has been bigger than at breakfast, she says.
Sandwiches and paninis, which come with kettle chips and a pickle, range from a Classic Club ($8.95) and Classic BLT ($7.95) to a Veggie ($8.95). Or grab a Chicken Quinoa salad or wrap ($9.75), or an Ultimate Quesadilla ($7.95).
Hours through May are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Starting June 1, Frankie’s Java will stay open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.