Having The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish as my local is a god-send. What owner Josh does so well is ridiculous hangover food. From miso caramel shakes and housemade donuts to insane burgers, he just knows how to feed carb-loving, sometime-hungover people like me.
I went to check out the new menu because I saw that Josh has been upping his burger game. There are now weekly specials featuring badass burgers like pizza burgers and brekkie burgers. I get the latter, and it’s actually much bigger than I expect: the patty is studded with bacon and then WRAPPED in bacon, my friends. There’s also a fried egg, baby spinach, hash brown and hollandaise in there. All of this glory is wedged in a house baked milk bun. It’s a messy ordeal, but it’s friggin delicious.
We also get the cheeseburger deal with chips and a shake for $17.50. The cheeseburger is solid and cheesy, but what I love most is actually the super-thin pickled cucumber in it. You can also add toppings to your burger if you’re so inclined.
Josh upgrades the chips to a large because he knows I’m a crazy chip-lady. The chips are no doubt the best chips in town at the moment. They’re twice cooked and crispy AF because they’ve been covered in starch. The onion rings pale in comparison, mostly because they’re not as crunchy. They have a nice beer-battery taste though.
We forego our normal miso caramel shake, and try the chocolate caramel, which is an excellent choice because it has miso caramel in it, too. The layers of sweet, salty, and umami are like a crazy flavor party in your mouth.
And FYI, if you like pizza, check out Milk Bar Pizza around the corner for awesome things like cheeseburger pizzas.
The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish
1/105 Regent St, Redfern
Mon to Fri 11.30am-6m, Sat & Sun 8am-6pm