620 Vanderbilt Ave
(between St Marks Ave & Bergen St)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Another supporter of locally grown food and ingredients is Milk Bar. Owned by a couple of Australians, Milk Bar has been one of my favorite brunch spots in the Prospect Heights/Park Slope area ever since my friend introduced it to me a couple of years ago. So here’s what chowed down on at Milk Bar!
Full Eggs with avocado: I love this dish so much that I just had to post multiple snapshots of this masterpiece! Featuring two of my favorite things, poached eggs and avocado, this brunch plate will not disappoint. Two thick cut pieces of toasted bread with Gruyere cheese, smoked ham, poached eggs, avocado, and tomato. Man this thing is good! What I found really interesting was the smokiness of the ham. When I took a bite of that ham combined with the Gruyere cheese the combination had me thinking that I was eating Gouda. As usual make sure you break those wonderfully poached eggs and let the yoke run over everything. You’ll want the bread to soak up some of that yolk! And speaking of bread, the bread has a fantastic crunch while being soft in the middle. It slightly softens with the runny yolk on it but that’s definitely a good thing. You will also notice that this dish is pretty large. I had no problems devouring the entire thing but just in case you’re not a glutton of my nature you may choose a half order instead. A very very fulfilling brunch with textures from crunch to creamy and flavors that will simply make you go Mmmmmmmm!
Lamb Sandwich: Man what happened?! After something as phenomenal as the Full Eggs we thought we were definitely on a roll but it seems our food ecstasy ended with the Lamb Sandwich. We saw someone nearby eating this thing and let me tell you that by its looks it seemed great. You know that feeling when something just looks so good even though you have no idea how it really tastes so you decide to order it anyway? Well that’s exactly what we did. From the sound of it, I thought it would be a winner. Shredded lamb meat with aioli sauce on a brioche bun. Well I hate to say it but after my first bite my immediate reaction was: this lamb is not only dry but sorely lacking in the flavor department. I think if perhaps there was some more of that aioli sauce in there then this sandwich might have been salvaged.
Milk Bar uses some of the finest and freshest ingredients and that is reflected in the taste of their food. Although the Lamb Sandwich was a let down, the Full Eggs are a MUST HAVE! Next time I’d like to sample some of their savory muffins, their meat pie, and their biscuits & gravy. Another one of my favorite perks is freshly squeezed OJ which you can have in a large tall glass. Last but not least is their coffee! Try their Australian Iced Coffee. You’ll love it! The space is rather small but cozy. Try for an outdoor table or just grab a seat at the bar by the window.