There are a couple of things that make up a great cafe in Melbourne. Location, atmosphere, good coffee and tasty food.
The newest addition to Kew, has all these ticked, but in a slightly different way.
Adeney Milk Bar is not located in a line of shops, or around the heart of a suburb, like most are. Instead, it is conveniently located across from a park and a sports oval, and surrounded by residential housing.
Owned by siblings James and Cat Laskie, Adeney is a welcoming and practical space, with plenty of outdoor seating, as well as a takeaway coffee window on the side – for those on the run.
On the weekends, this cosy space is bursting at the seams with mothers having a chat over coffees while the tykes are at Saturday sport, or with families, post-sport and filling up on sustenance. There’s a lively vibe and pulse to the place with kids playing on iPads and sipping on milkshakes served in cute white porcelain bottles.
The menu is short and sweet, Adeney understands that less is more, although surprisingly lacking in egg dishes, a Melbourne brunch staple. Instead, you’ll find deliciously flaky toasted croissants wrapped around ham and cheese, generous servings of avocado with fetta on toast or perhaps some bircher museli with seasonal fruit and yoghurt. All are perfect for a light breakfast or a cheeky snack. Coffee here is a smooth, well-rounded blend, served efficiently without losing precious heat.
Ensuring that everyone feels welcome at this little milk bar, pram access is well and truly catered for, almost to the point that you feel like you need to present one to gain entry (not true). So whether you’re a yummy mummy, a Saturday sports goer or on the hunt for a new suburban gem, Adeney Milk Bar has something for you.
Adeney Milk Bar
70 Adeney Avenue
Mon to Fri 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat to Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm