Alex Harmon & I both stumbled upon this Petersham gem in the same week - she got to write it up...
The Beach Boys on the speakers, pin-up girls taking orders, a cordial station, jars of sweets and gingham curtains…
If this place was any cuter I could be sick. Luckily this inner west café is perfect for the old-fashioned milk bar menu. Think shakes, Jaffles and sundaes - but with a modern twist.
Greg’s Jaffle ($6) is loaded with bolognaise, while Uccella’s packs pulled pork inside a golden, white bread pocket.
Breakfast is served all day, which is great because the Zucchini and Corn Fritters ($16) should be enjoyed at any given time, made special by a lovely Indian relish and cardamom yoghurt.
Of course it wouldn’t be a milk bar without a milkshake, and while the place screams ‘vanilla malt’, we went with the special of Honeycomb, Malt and Golden Syrup ($5). Sickly sweet: just the way we like it.
The Pulled Pork Roll ($14) isn’t exactly a throwback, but it looks like a burger, so we’ll accept it. The roll is bursting with flavour, a touch of spice and a zesty lime vinaigrette.
Kick dessert old school with the Salted Caramel Banana Split ($14), best shared with your sweetheart. If only there was a jukebox and a pinball machine, you’d never want to leave.
340 Stanmore Road, Petersham
Ph: (02) 8065 3466