Spilt Milk Cafe
Good things come to those who wait
Carnegie or as we like to call it – ‘The Neg.’ It’s a lovely place that we don’t venture to often enough, most likely because there has been a severe lack of tempting breakfasts or coffee to make the trip worthwhile.
Enter Spilt Milk.
These guys are new to the block and doing everything they can to impress the locals – not that they need to. Right before the main street this cosy and impressively small cafe proves that good things do come in small packages, and to those who wait.
For those who are happy to brave the cold this winter there are several outdoor seats to hang out with the dog – or child. Alternatively you can venture inside to the box like setting, small enough for the barista to call over to your table from behind the counter but with enough space for you to enjoy your friend’s company without feeling like you’re enjoying the company of table next to you, too.
The converted space is simple in design with minimal aesthetics and a country chic vibe. The wait staff are so friendly it hurts. They are obviously new to the game and we found it quite refreshing to talk to people who didn’t think they were too cool – at least not just yet.
Coffee Supreme brought a smile to our face, which widened when it tasted perfect too.
The counter food includes baguettes, salads, and a small selection of cakes, whilst the hand written menu offers several ‘first’ and ‘second’ meal options with the dishes named after specific animals like ‘The Monkey’ or ‘The Sparrow.’
You can pick up a baked free-range egg served in a pan with sundried tomatoes, spinach, and fetta, a nice pot of chicken and corn soup or for an easy $10 a chicken salad with spiced aioli, cherry tomatoes, avocado, walnuts and a touch of honey.
Simple food with character. No tears.
When you’re next in The Neg, check out Spilt Milk.
Where: 288 Neerim Road Carnegie
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-5pm
Phone: 03 9571 8880