Milk Bar (Cafe in Soho) 16JUL11
I introduced a Japanese restaurant Koya last time, Milk Bar is just round the corner.
It does sound like a bar serving White Russian or something but it’s a cafe.
Many of you might know about Flat White Cafe already. Milk Bar is run by the same owner but personally I much prefer Milk than Flat. Why? It all comes down to their French Toast!
Both Flat and Milk do amazing scrambled eggs and they actually are the best breakfast you can have in Soho (the atmosphere and the price included). And they both do fantastic coffee. The interior is good and their Kiwi staff (mainly) are always friendly.
Everyone has a hand full of favourite dishes from your childhood. For me, my ultimate comfort breakfast is French Toast.
Back home, my mum would cook it with normal bread and she prinkles cinnamon powder on top. The sweetness is just perfect, and you can never dissatisfy me with egg and milk (Oh custard!).
My love for French Toast go as far as that greasy English Eggie Bread during my boarding school time. I used to soak up the oil with paper napkins and sprinkle some sugar to make it taste LIKE French Toast. (Yes, when you take grease away from English, and sprinkle some sweetness; you will get French!)
Whenever I have enough Time, Bread, Eggs, Milk, and Sugar I happily wake myself up to cook some French Toast at home; but I rarely have all of the above in one morning…
This is when the Milk Bar comes handy. Their French Toast is with French baguette. It’s served with berries, mint leaves, and more importantly skin-on grilled banana (I always get confused how many “na”s to put!) slices.
Now imagine, here’s the list of how you can eat Milk Bar’s French Toast.
- On it’s own
- With only blueberries
- With only raspberries
- With only black berries
- With only strawberries
- With only mint leaves
- With only bananas
- With blue and rasp berries
- With blue, rasp, and black berries
- With all the berries
- With all the berries except blue
- With all…. (I now give up but there are 721 ways to eat. I think. Correct me wrong)
Isn’t it amazing you have this many choice! Be your own boss and be creative.
Sitting in the cafe surrounded by their seasonal art collections, with a nice cup of coffee, and the plate of my childhood memory decorated with more choices; just makes me very happy.
And yes lastly, their coffee. Although it’s run by the Flat White, I always be a revel and order a Late. It’s served in a proper late glass and the temperature is just perfect. My theory is that a good late should never taste like neither milk nor coffee; it should taste like a Late (yes I know “late” means milk in French!). With their help-yourself tap water corner, it is hard to resist having your second cup when you sit in the cafe. Maybe with some sugar this time?
But you can also go ambitious here, I strongly recommend their Espresso Milkshake. And be aware, when you order their Iced Coffee, it’s actually vanilla ice-cream + milk + espresso = “the best drink ever” (quoted by Avena).
I realise I went on and on about the French Toast and not much about the coffee but I am saving my coffee rumbling for the next blog!