If you’re like me and you follow closely whenever a new cafe opens up in town, you might have noticed that a new little spot called Milk Crate opened up just a few weeks ago. These last few weeks my instagram feed has been filled with photos of delicious looking pastries and cute blue coffee cups.
Last week, I finally got to see if it’s as good as the instagram hype. Steven and I ordered a couple of coffees to start and settled in for a mid-morning breakfast bonanza.
First impressions are everything and this place hits the mark in every way. With their on trend industrial interior, exposed brick counter and milk crates scattered out the front, this small cafe oozes cool vibes. As the weather warms up, I can see their outdoor space heating up too.
For breakfast, I ordered the avocado, tomato and smashed Persian feta ($8.50) and was pretty surprised when it came out as a toastie. This different take on the very trendy avo smash that seems to be everywhere at the moment was really good.
Steven was even more impressed with his breakfast. He got the Istanbul roll ($9.50) with sucuk, poached eggs, grilled haloumi and homemade tomato relish. The sucuk is a delicious chorizo-like beef creation that Steve believes everyone should get around – your taste buds will thank you.
We were also keen to try their homemade bagels with cream cheese ($6.50), so we ordered one to share on the side and it did not disappoint. It was deliciously garlic and was smothered in just the right amount of cream cheese.
To finish, we had another round of coffee and just couldn’t go past one of their homemade nutella muffins that were still warm from the oven. Need I say more?
As we sat and enjoyed our breakfast, we couldn’t help but notice the constant stream of people coming in for their morning coffee. Being in the city, this is a place for everyone – young, old, hip or not. If you’re into good coffee, chilled vibes and delicious food, then Milk Crate will suit you just fine.
– Bec x
Note: This article was originally published on the RiotACT as part of their Weekend Cafe Hot Spot series (see here).