Address: 72a Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
If you’ve moved house recently and still waiting for your internet to be reconnected, you may have missed the fact that Matcha Mylkbar is now open for business.
Located on St Kilda’s bustling Acland Street, this place is perfectly styled with plenty of white walls, wooden tables and greenery setting the scene for your next epic brunch date.
The menu is weird but in a good way, with plenty of flavour and food combinations you’ve never even thought of trying but somehow make total sense. There’s a good balance of savoury and sweet items and of course matcha features quite often however don’t fret if you’re not a fan, there are many matcha-free items too.
I kicked things off with an apple pie latte which in reality was more like a warm apple cider. I wasn’t mad though, it was an excellent way to start the morning and prepare me for what was to come. My friend had opted for the turmeric latte which was significantly less sweet and way more latte-like.
For eats my friend grabbed the mushroom and black bean tacos which looked awesome and while I didn’t get to try them, I did have a little nibble on the side of mushroom bacon which was perfectly crisp and smoky.
I couldn’t go past the poached “eggs” with saffron hollandaise, potato rosti and fried cauliflower, plus I added a side of the eggplant balls. I didn’t know what to expect from the vegan eggs but was pleasantly surprised with the taste and texture; definitely sweeter and creamier but an awesome breakfast addition in its own right. The potato rosti and eggplant balls were both amazing too, creating a completely satisfying meal.
Matcha Mylkbar is a refreshing addition to the Melbourne vegan scene, offering a menu unlike any other. I can’t wait to head back on my next trip to try some more awesome food and watch a steady stream of puppies stroll by.