Tucked away in Railway Walk off Charman Rd, across from the Cheltenham Railway Station, lies a suburban cafe with an urban attitude. Milkboy Espresso’s interior is cosy, the decor evokes the feeling of a delicatessen/cafe, and acquiring the shop next door late last year has meant no more outdoor dining in the colder months, an all day breakfast menu and a funky space lined with owner Shannon Smith’s Vinyl record collection. The expansion has also meant more tasty additions to the menu.
The baguettes are tasty, freshly made, come with a myriad of fillings and the coffee is one of the best in the Kingston area. The second owner James Shaplin is in the house serving coffees with a smile and friendly chit chat, enhancing the laid back vibe of the place.
On this occasion, I tuck into my favourite baguette, Free-range pulled pork with kewpie mayonnaise, coleslaw and pickled jalapenos. The rich flavour of the pork is offset by the heat of the chillis, and creaminess of the mayonnaise. Other fillings are available such as jamon, chorizo and a vegetarian option, and all are just as flavoursome. A necessity is the superb and moreish, home made caramel slice, with dark rich chocolate on top and coconut biscuit base.
For modern cafe dining, and top notch food without the attitude dine at Milkboy Espresso, and you’ll be back.
Shop 1, Railway Walk,
255 Charman Rd,
Ph 8555 0250