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The French Milk Bar

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by Gwen O'Toole-Luscombe (subscribe)
Gwen O’Toole is an accomplished writer focusing on travel, food, wine and events management. Follow her on Instagram @Gwennieo
Published March 27th 2015
It has that je ne sais quoi
Tucked away on Weston St (just off Lygon St) this new little bouchon has only been open just a short while before we were lucky enough to get a peek (and taste test) inside.

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Just off Lygon St, The French Milk Bar is a great place for lunch or a light meal.


This latest little eatery to the Brunswick food scene offers lunch and light meals throughout the day with traditional French style food and charcuterie. And the best bit, everything is made in house. Yep, everything. From the fresh bread you're served to all the delicious little elements on their signature charcuterie plate.

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The French Milk Bar is now open in Brunswick.


Inside, its crisp white interior is bright and reminiscent of a place you could sit and sip coffee with a great conversation (or a good book).

What was once a former dance studio has been beautifully transformed into this cosy space that has the feel of a Parisian cafe. Walking inside you're greeted with a welcoming environment and a huge rack of homemade goods included delicious jams, chutneys, jellies and more.

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Try some of these homemade jellies, sauces and more at The French Mil Bar and then stock up on these goodies before heading home.


The menu is small, which is great if you're the type who gets easily overwhelmed by too many choices. And the dishes, prepared by chef and restauranteur Anthony Humpries, are kept fresh, seasonal and simple.

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It might look like a small menu, but it's full of goodies!


For a light bite for two, we sampled the signature dish, the charcuterie plate, full of all types of delicious bits and pieces such as a duck prosciutto, pork and duck terrine, black pudding, pate, and plenty of delicious chutney, tapenade and more. Anthony is busy curing other meats to be added to the menu later on so there's plenty of reason to keep coming back.

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The signature dish; the charcuterie plate for two. They do a single one as well for those keen to try it solo.


The plate also came with some fresh bread, butter and strawberry jam (which, if you love as much as we did, you can take home!). We also may have nabbed a jar of crab apple jelly to take home. It's not too sweet and on top of pate, it's divine. It'll go perfectly on cheese boards too.

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Fresh bread made in house with strawberry jam (yep, also homemade) at The French Milk Bar.


Rumour has it this new little spot will soon be serving up cheese tasting classes, cooking classes and special events in the very near future. So hope onto their Facebook page and keep watch.

And if you're keen to throw a little French inspired function, get the fine folks at The French Milk Bar to show you the beautiful space in the back that's just perfect for a little soiree.
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Why? Experience a little bit of Paris
When: Wednesday- Sunday 10am- 5pm
Phone: (03) 9079 6496
Where: Brunswick
Your Comment
Looks simple and tasty.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|3756) 1056 days ago
It was great, very soft and fresh but not at all spongey.
by Gwen O'Toole-Luscombe (score: 2|206) 1054 days ago
How was the bread? It looks very soft and spongy - too much yeast or not enough kneading...
by amaje (score: 1|11) 1054 days ago
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