Sunday, March 1, 2015

Daisy's Milkbar, Petersham

What do you do when you are suffering from a pretty horrible hangover? Go for brunch. Well not really but that ended up happening on Australia Day when I was still slowly recovering from  going a bit too crazy at a friend's house party the night before. Daisy's Milk Bar at Petersham has been on our wishlist for a while because of its uber cute, retro 50's decor. There's a candy machine near the register, loads of jars of lollies and pastel colours everywhere. And of course the food. Even the new generation of kids will be in awe when they are at Daisy's.

Mocha ($3.50)

The coffee art looked so pretty. Taste was quite sweet too. Not as milky or creamy and it wasn't too bitter either. Wish I had gotten a larger cup since I drank this down too fast.

Banana Milkshake ($5.00)

I didn't try much of the milkshake but it was overwhelmingly sweet, thick and rich. Probably too sweet for CC and FiFi to handle since they struggled to finish it. Looked so good to have on a hot day though. Gotta love it being served in those retro milkshake glasses. 

Ice Chai ($5.00)

The girls really enjoyed this drink. Looks similar to a normal chai actually heh. Was light, sweet and not too creamy. You can sense the aromas emanating from the pot.  

Uccella's Jaffle ($6.00) 

We found these jaffles to be one of the highlights of this dining experience. The jaffle was well toasted and stuffed with tender pulled pork and tangy BBQ sauce mixed with the good ol' mac n' cheese. Plus the BBQ sauce added a slight sweetness to this savoury dish. Wasn't as cheesy as I expected though but I didn't mind this at all.

Breakfast Burrito ($12.00)

I love my Mexican food so it was no surprise that I had my eyes on this dish while scanning through the menu. And this certainly wasn't a disappointment. This burrito was packed with scrambled eggs, bacon, chorizo, potato, chilli, coriander, jalapeno, chipotle sauce and cheese (I'm guessing Cheddar). While it did have a cheesy taste, there was a decent amount of spiciness that kickstarts your taste buds. This dish also came with a little wedge of lime for the extra flavour boost.

Beef and Guinness Pie with Garden Salad ($18.00)

Since our visit happened on Australia Day, Daisy's Milkbar also had a special Oz Day menu happening that day. One of the dishes on that special menu was the Beef and Guinness Pie filled with sweet potato an garlic mash. It was an epic serving but it was also incredibly delicious. CC said that the creamy mash and the crispy pastry worked so well together. She also went a bit crazy over the garden salad on the side. Shame that it was available for a limited time.

 Hot Chips ($5.00)

While the chips (well fries) were crunchy and great to share, it didn't blew me away compared to the other dishes. Still, they were addictive when you're on a hangover. 

Going to Daisy's Milkbar feels like stepping back in time to your childhood. Or even stepping back to the 50's or 60's. Everything about the place was so adorable in the nostalgic way that you feel like a little kid stepping into a candy shop. We were sadly so full by the end so those decadent desserts didn't happen this time. It's good to see Petersham getting lots of awesome cafe options with The Grumpy Barista, Brighton the Corner and The Pig and Pastry also in the vicinity. Looking forward to coming back here soon for that sugar hit with those desserts and a few more of the savoury dishes such as the meatball sub and the toasted Reuben. Great place to go for a date with your partner, catch-up with friends or even an outing with the whole family. 

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  1. It's such a cute diner I agree. I think we weren't so taken with some items but it sounds like you really enjoyed your food! :)

  2. My friends and I have been planning to go there for ages, such a cute place :D
    Thanks for the review!

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