Food Scene: Milkboy Espresso, Cheltenham

IMG_2421 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.

IMG_2414 Milkboy Espresso also sells Spanish and Latin American foods, such as Spanish Sherry Vinegar, Jarritto’s soft drinks, Pimenton and Chipotle chillis.

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,
Cheltenham 3192

Ph 8555 0250

About Anna-Maria Megalogenis 162 Articles
Anna-Maria has been writing for Street Press in Melbourne and Sydney for over 20 years. She is passionate about food, music and the arts, is an avid reader and used to hand write reviews for Beat Magazine at the Great Britain Hotel, where a patron once suggested she was ripping off articles in Rolling Stone magazine.

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