* Cafe reviews are the opinion of Melbourne Mum, and are paid for out of her/his/family’s own pocket.
Tucked away in an unassuming part of High Street Ashburton is Milk Cloud. I’m not a regular to Ashburton (was out there to collect our repaired coffee machine) but we were happy to find this little place after a 40 minute drive (and the consequent discovery that the repair shop was closed all motherflipping week).
It is an eclectic little space, with funky wallpaper, lovely natural light coming in from the large windows and an unfussy table arrangement. Scout had a simple poached egg on toast (how hard can that be?) with a lime milkshake and I had a magnificent pile of avocado and fetta, with mini hashbrowns and an apple balsamic glaze. The breakfast/lunch options were fairly standard – they weren’t going to set any originality awards on fire, but it seemed decent enough. And I love me a good lime milkshake – not that many places do them and they are AWESOMESAUCE.
I couldn’t fault the meal or the coffee. What I could fault though, was the service. The bloke working the coffee machine was quite rude, to tell the truth. I don’t mind indifference so much, I figure for the horribly low wages hospitality staff are paid, indifference is perhaps part of the cafe DNA. Excellent service makes a massive difference to me of course, for that very reason. But rudeness on the other hand, puts me right off.
A shame, because the waitress who delivered Scout’s food was SO lovely – she even gave Scout a little cuddle as she was delivering it. Inappropriate, maybe, but Scout wasn’t bothered, so neither was I.
- What was the bill? Lunch/brunch for 4 + coffee for 2 – $50.
- Where is it? Milk Cloud, 283 High Street, Ashburton.
- How kid-friendly is it? 7.5/10. No kids menu, but there is plenty of basic fare to satisfy them AND lime milkshakes. Highchairs. BYO entertainment.