Food and Drink
Posted by Alexandra Spangaro
15. Nov, 2012
There’s no point denying we love milk bars, especially when you can get a good coffee and gourmet sandwich to go with your milk. Bendigo Street Milk Bar in Burnley is such a joint.
Across from the old Channel Nine studios in Burnley, this milk bar has been the corner store for locals for seven years. But in the past year, owners Di and Mario have been widening the food offering from packets of whiz fizz and Bubble-O-Bills.
With old Milo and Gravox tins holding cutlery on tables, soft paisley patterned pillows scattered across the leather wall seat and a little white picket fence lining the outside seating, this milk bar mixes childhood nostalgia with modern fixings.
True to its name, Bendigo St stocks everything a milk bar should – and more. From the essentials of bread and milk, to the not so conventional items like plant seeds and their own range of nuts.
A glass counter bursts with a big range of freshly prepared wraps, salads and rolls – we tried a Ciabatta with Haloumi cheese, aubergine relish, roast peppers and green olive ($9.5), a generous mix of fresh ingredients.
But it doesn’t stop there. There is also a fully functioning kitchen that serves up a mix of things like homemade corn fritters with avocado salsa and a poached egg ($16.5), steak sandwich with fires ($16.5) and a roast beetroot, blood orange and mint salad ($15).
For the sweet tooths, one end of the counter is covered in home made delights such as decadent chocolate brownie ($4), Anzac slice ($3) and fresh muffins and croissants.
And yes there are lolly jars and milkshakes too!
BENDIGO ST MILK BAR
37 Bendigo St, Burnley
Mon – Fri 6.30am – 5pm
Sat 7am – 5pm & Sun 7.30am – 5pm
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