818 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
0405 686 671
It seems Melbournians still love a good pop up. When a certain real estate agent on Glenferrie rd found themselves with a spare bit of space next door they needed to fill for 6 months, first-time owners Kim Stephen and Kirsty Lawler jumped at the chance.
Opened in November last year, Milkman is halfway though it’s lifespan, but don’t be fooled into thinking that because of it’s short lifespan it’s any shabby makeshift establishment: this is the real deal. With it’s slick blue and white colour scheme, blond timber and white pegboard covered walls, this Milkman is the blueprint for a more permanent location later in the year.
The guys work with what they’ve got. The small space means there’s no room for a proper kitchen, therefore the menu is short and to the point. A bit of toast and some muesli aside, the real focus of the menu is on the three versions of smashed avocado on toast: The Mr Simple with goats cheese; The Italian with prosciutto, peas, bocconcini and chilli; and the Mexican with grilled corn, goats cheese, tomato, and coriander.
But if that leaves you filling hungry, one of the Milkman’s almond milk smoothies made with ‘proper protein’ will hit the spot. Choose from either: The Green with kale, baby spinach, banana, cacao nibs and avocado; The Breakkie with banana, LSA, chia, oats, cinnamon and coconut chips; or The Berry with banana, blueberries, strawberries and chia.
Off-menu at the counter there’s a selection of fresh salads and sandwiches made daily, as well as a range of sweets with a health bent including raw chocolate bars from Fig & Salt. With home made jam and coffee from Niccolo, this Milkman is sure to deliver.