Brunching it at M1LK, Balham

 

You always get a good feeling about a place that has the standard long queue of people waiting eagerly to get in there… almost wondering what all the fuss is about for having to stand around while your stomach is making those hideous grumbling sounds. No guesses as to how I was feeling.  

 

M1LK. Located in a fantastic little pocket of South West London, not too far from the ever cool Clapham and only a short train ride from Fulham Broadway, is certainly a trendy wee spot to hang out on a Sunday.

The fact that this hipster cafe is run by Australians is definitely double brownie points in my books. As they say there is nothing like a bit of home away from home and I do need to feel this connection every now and again. 

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I was greeted by an Aussie waitress who was super friendly and offered us a table inside the quirky but cosy cafe. Although it was way into the lunch hour I was still keen to try something off their all day brunch menu which I had heard so much about. 

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The sweet corn fritters caught my attention. With added lashes of bacon, a dollop of my favourite – avocado, grilled Halloumi, drizzled with a dash of lime and some mild kasundi relish. My friend had the pouched eggs on sourdough toast which looked equally as good. Decent sized servings especially if you have an appetite to fill. You must also try the juice blended fruit smoothies which come in pretty large milk bottles (seems to be the rage) I had the Lauren which consisted of banana, strawberry and Mango and looking around the room seemed to be a hit with almost everyone.  

 

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If you are a lover of coffee – which I assume most are these days then you wont be disappointed with their antipodean style that they have on offer. Did I also mention that they bake cakes? Although I missed the opportunity to trial one I did eye up the huge sized lamington looking very edible. Originating from Australia as a famous dessert and made from sponge, chocolate sauce and coconut, im guessing they would be hard to find anywhere else around London so I recommend you do try one from here and let me know what you think! 

 

 

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Not surprised at all by the fact that this place is highly popular and always busy. A great place to meet up with a group of friends on the weekend with no fuss, casual surroundings but a word of warning – get their early unless you are happy to wait around….it will still be totally worth the wait. 

 

Happy Eating,

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