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Milk Haus

A road-trip worthy organic cafe in the South Coast hinterland.
By Jasmine Crittenden and Gary Brun
July 05, 2019
By Jasmine Crittenden and Gary Brun
July 05, 2019

Turn inland at Milton and you'll enter a world of rolling paddocks and winding streams — just one section of the little-explored South Coast hinterland. After a few minutes, look out for an old high-ceilinged building surrounded by veggie gardens and peppered with free-range chickens. Welcome to Milk Haus.

This idyllic escape is the result of the combined work of founder Danielle McKeon, and current owners Nat and Kitty, who purchased the cafe in 2020. The vision is simple but compelling, championing the Milton area through local produce, authentic flavours and lifestyle through the dining experience and accommodation in the Farm Haus. The menus rotate seasonally but are consistently delish.

Arrive anytime between 8:30–11.30am for brekkie. If you're up for a hearty feast, the decadent ribboned crepes with chai-poached pear, whipped mascarpone, orange maple syrup and toasted almonds are hard to beat. From midday, lunch kicks in. The tightly curated menu includes miso ramen with sesame-crusted tofu logs, pac choi, charred corn, shoyu egg, nori, shallots and sesame seed, as well as gozleme with portobello mushroom & manchego, roasted cauliflower, walnut, tabbouleh, toum and dressed garden leaves. After 10am their booze menu kicks in, with cocktails including the Big Bang Bloody Mary, and a good selection of wines including a 2020 Ravensworth Bianco from the Margaret River. 

Don't want to leave? Stay overnight in their beautiful private four-bedroom cottage. Enjoy country life with a quintessential farm experience, surrounded by dairy pastures and gardens. Look out for events, too, with a regular baking club and occasional fundraisers.

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