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    Gelato in Chiswick
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    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • xmasblend Dum Dum Donutterie
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  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
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  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
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  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese
  • lavazza Bean Review
    Lavazza Qualita Rossa
  • bobosocial BOBO Social
    Great Burgers in town
  • bagelbakery B Bagel Bakery
    Bagels take Chelsea
  • cafedenata Cafe de Nata
    Sweet Treats are Made of This

The Coffee Inquiry VIII: Milkbar

The sister place from Flat White is no other than Milk Bar, opened in May 2008, quite close to Flat White to be honest, same mission and values, bring to London the refined artisan and independent coffee shops you can easily find in Australia.

The place
As its other venue the style and decor goes pretty well with the area, ever changing art gives you a refresh when you visit the place in different opportunities, dark oak colours, contrasting white walls, alternative music, all day breakfast, some sweet treats, breads, milkshakes, and the coffee using the Square Mile roasters blend from El Salvador, Brazil, and Sumatra.


Inside
I ordered a flat white, nice a bit mild with a milky flavour, I usually like with a more powerful shot from the coffee, nice latte art, which indicates a well trained baristas.


Latte art
Flat White time
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Beans: Square Mile
Score: 4/5


The machine
Satellite view
Milk reminds me the Seinfeld episode "The Secret Code"

Peterman: Momma. Just talk to her George. The doctor seems to think it helps
George: Hi. I really should be getting back to my fiancé, you know, we had this big fight yesterday and, well she, she wants to know my secret code. I don't know, I can't tell her. The funny thing is, you know, I would really love to tell someone because it's killing me. You want to know what it is? It's Bosco. You know, the chocolate syrup? I love that stuff, I pour it in milk, it's my favorite drink. Hoo-hoo, boy, that is a relief!
Mrs. Peterman: Bosco, Bosco
George: Oh, shhh
Mrs. Peterman: Bosco!
Peterman: Momma?
George: Quiet, quiet! It's a secret
Mrs. Peterman: Bosco! Bosco! Bosco!
George: Shut up! Shut up!
Peterman: Momma! What are you trying to say?
Mrs. Peterman: Bosco
Peterman: She's gone. Bosco?

Milk Bar
T: 020 7287 4796
Coffeehouse
Area: Soho
Borough: City of Westminster
Milk Bar on Urbanspoon


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