Although Josh and Ai have closed the doors of Cafe Ish, it’s not the end for the duo. Say hello to their new venture - Milk Bar by Cafe Ish which is exactly that, a take on your old school milk bar with burgers, milkshakes and more, incorporating some their own twists and modern take on things. It does still have cafe elements like coffee and pastries so do drop by before heading to work ;)
There’s a juke box and even an arcade game with 6 games, pacman being one, on it. Too awesome! Before you start to freak out though, Cafe Ish’s infamous Soft Shell Crab Omelette remains on the menu. What a huge relief for us all…
Ai’s Freaking Awesome Chicken Wings with Crab Sauce $13
Today’s lunch consists of a cheeseburger and some freaking awesome chicken wings. The . With beef patties that are free range pastured fed, grilled onions, organic free range cheese, pickles and ketchup on a house made bun, this cheeseburger is full of the simplest flavours and is everything you want in a cheeseburger, mine even had ketchup leakages (that’s when you know it’s a good burger)! The best $5 spent I’d say and it really does come across better than all your fast food burgers out there.
Since opening last Thursday (July 12, 2012) I saw some freaking awesome pictures of the chicken wings, and I knew I had to get them. The wings are accompanied by your choice of sauce: vinegar & shallot sauce, hot sauce or crab sauce. The typical me would choose the hot sauce but for some reason I opted for the crab sauce, since I’ve never heard of such a combination before. I am so glad I did – just as the name says, it was freaking awesome! Beautifully cooked free ranged chicken wings with a crunchy batter and tender juicy meat inside, tossed in their specialty crab sauce, a concoction of prodominantly soy and ginger (also used for their soft shell crab omelette). It was finger licking good and was glad I had nobody to share with! ALL MINE!
To create the complete feel of a milk bar, there’s a candy bar at the counter with a huge variety. Look at those pineapples – they are my faaaaaaavourite!
There’s also tarts and pastries that are available. Look at what I spy in the bottom left hand corner. Josh accidentally made a malterser choc mousse pie.. whoopsies! I saw it in the corner of my eye but my stomach just couldn’t fit anything else in. I’m coming back for you next time, buddy!
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Of course I make a return…
New signage is up so it can’t be missed!
PBJ Milkshake & Miso Caramel Milkshake; $7 each
I’m usually not the biggest fan when it comes to milk shakes – I find they fill me up with too much dairy. I have to admit both are extremely thick in texture, however, they have a beautifully balanced flavour – salty and sweet. I was scared that the peanut butter and jelly milk shake would be sickening – it wasn’t and instead it was addictive. There was the perfect balance between the salty peanut butter and sweet jelly. Oh it was my favourite by a mile!
Can’t go without fries this time and Cafe Ish’s infamous wasabi mayonnaise! Deeeeeeeeelicious!
Milk Bar by Cafe Ish
105 Regent Street
Redfern NSW 2016