Milk Haus in Milton is cafe in the old Cheese Factory at Woodstock. The cafe is a farm to plate style concept, using local growers to supply their fresh fruit and vegetables, their menu focuses on whole foods.
The cafe is out in Woodstock, about 5 minutes drive from Milton. It’s on farm so the site has a veggie garden, animals to see such as chickens and it’s worth taking a look around the site. We like that the cafe has an environmental conscience, aiming to use what they can from the garden and limit wastage.
The aesthetic of the cafe is lovely, and reminds us of a big farm house, with its long communal wooden tables, high roof and vintage decor. Reminds us somewhat of an old school house.
We book ahead of time to ensure we get a table, which was a good idea, because it was quite busy. The cafe could have definitely sat more people but the two person chef kitchen probably wouldn’t have been able to meet the demand.
As you enter the cafe, you’ll see that also sells a range of foodstuffs like jams, salts, coffee and books amongst other things.
Once you’re taken to your seat, you peruse the menu and order at the counter. The food options all sound interesting, though the menu is short – about 5 dishes per dining time (breakfast or lunch). There’s also cakes listed at the counter, but would be good to show on a cake stand for ordering inspiration.
This is our kind of food; healthy and wholesome so we are keen to eat. The food is quite expensive, however. For the Sprouting charred broccolini eggs with wilted greens, smoked paprika, herb sauce served on a bed of yoghurt with poached eggs and the GF bread option, it was $25. For the size it was quite overpriced. We usually get a cafe meal and coffee for that total. I am normally a big fan of any kind of gluten free bread but this one was a little lacklustre in flavour. Unfortunately the meal wasn’t cooked to preference (I asked for well done eggs, as being pregnant that’s necessary, but they were still runny). The meal was nicely presented and healthy but if I had my time again, I’d probably order the dunken tofu.
We also tried the Huevos Rancheros. The Milk Haus version was with black beans, roasted veggies, charred corn, avocado, coriander, sour cream and poached egg with flat bread. This was a nice dish and quite tasty, although they skimped on the corn. At $25.00, this price point was also high.
Drink wise, there’s hot and cold drinks, including milkshakes and smoothies. The cafe also has a liquor licence, so if you’re there at lunch, a wine, beer or cider may be on the cards. I order a nice lemon soda and Kurt has a coffee (I don’t order coffee because there’s only full cream milk, no skim). Coffee uses beans from all press. The lemon soda was nice and refreshing.
A nice concept and the cafe was certainly popular.
170 Woodstock Rd
Closed Monday and Tuesday