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The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish

Café, Australian Restaurant, and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
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  • Michelle
    "Awesome soft shell crab omelette"(3 Tips)
    Howard T.
    "Cheeseburger with jap slaw and the miso caramel milkshake"(2 Tips)
    Ms Julz
    "big Ish breakfast and Masala"(2 Tips)
    Mooksy ♔.
    "... can't go past the cheeseburger with jap salads + generous amount of fries and the..."(2 Tips)
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  • J
    JOctober 7
    Love the milkshake
  • Shannon D.
    Customer service
  • Michael L.
    Michael LagonFebruary 13
    Milk Bar style shakes and burgers with a touch of donuts. Yes please! American Cheese Classic Burger was tasty. Beef pattie was pink on the inside and charred for the crunch. Fries and onion rings yum
  • Reg L.
    Reg LJune 21, 2015
    PBJ milkshake hits the spot!
  • Dhawal D.
    Dhawal DamaniaMay 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing Peanut Butter Jelly Milkshake, even the breakfast options are amazing
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CSeptember 13, 2014
    Good food, but the space is too small and the staff are hopeless.
  • Jacques
    JacquesAugust 4, 2014
    The soy & ginger sauce overpowers the crab omelette, best to order without. Bounty milkshake pretty good. Service great as well.
  • piersster
    pierssterJuly 1, 2013
    Big soft buns and great shakes
  • piersster
    pierssterJune 28, 2013
    Busy with old school charm
  • Dada
    DadaMay 11, 2013
    PBJ and Miso Caramel milkshakes are delicious and generously portioned. Chicken wings with vinegar and shallot sauce were too sweet, could have been more savoury. Crab omelette was a joy as always.
  • Jade W.
    Jade WilsonApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    PBJ milkshake is a must
  • Marianne F.
    Marianne FApril 21, 2013
    Can't say I'm a fan - I feel like this place is in desperate need of a really good scrub. I've never really enjoyed the food, but I've had a couple tasty and interesting milk shakes here before.
  • Carol F.
    Carol FJanuary 6, 2013
    Another vote for the crab omelette. Was the right balance of crunchy, salty and sweet. A definite must.
  • Richie
    RichieDecember 12, 2012
    Excellent service, food and a unique vibe. Further compliments to the creative forces that keep the menu innovative. A must go to in Sydney.
  • Harry H.
    Harry HOctober 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The scones are the best in town!
  • Jugernauts G.
    Jugernauts Go!August 25, 2012
    Delicious crab omelette and both the red racer and chuck Norris milk shake were amazeballs
  • Michelle
    MichelleAugust 25, 2012
    Awesome soft shell crab omelette
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔August 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Loving the new milkbar menu! Been a few times and still can't go past the cheeseburger with jap salads + generous amount of fries and the yummy wings!
  • Tiffany T.
    Tiffany TehAugust 11, 2012
    Incredible food but I wish I don't have to smell like the food when I walk out. Would be great if they abandon the open kitchen concept.
  • Angela N.
    Angela N.August 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Old school milk bar with new school values. Indulge in burgers, shakes & fries with that clever Japanese twist we expect from Cafe Ish (e.g. caramel-miso milkshake). Then have a nap.
  • Howard T.
    Howard TJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheeseburger with jap slaw and the miso caramel milkshake are must orders.
  • Ronald R.
    Ronald RaekwonJune 12, 2012
    Tight Ass Tuesdays - available lunchtime only. 11 Dishes for 10 Bucks!
  • Howard T.
    Howard TAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $10 specials on Tuesdays get the wagyu cheeseburger with fries
  • Howard T.
    Howard TAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the hot chocolate. Made with three types of chocolate and no sugar or powders. It is thick and velvety, awesome.
  • Joy X.
    Joy XuanAugust 16, 2011
    Crab omelette - to die for
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimJune 13, 2011
    Can't go past the soft shell crab omelette. Open for brekky til 3pm on weekends. Read more
  • gilmae
    gilmaeJune 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Jugs of Sapporo, win
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaxterMay 25, 2011
    The awesome beef was so good, I actually used my fingers to sop up the sauce on my place! Awesome chicken is good too...
  • Analise G.
    Analise GattellaroMay 22, 2011
    Try the specials this week, awesome
  • Ms Julz
    Ms JulzMarch 20, 2011
    You can't go wrong with the big Ish breakfast and Masala chai latte if feeling peckish on Saturday morning
  • Vickie K.
    Vickie K.March 17, 2011
    You'll never go wrong with the soft-shell-crab omelette or the big ish - big brekky with crocodile meat sausage! :)
  • TimeOut Sydney
    TimeOut SydneyJanuary 14, 2011
    Try the Japanese-y soft-shell crab omelette - crisp-fried egg encases perfectly seasoned crab laced with ginger, green onion, chilli and garlic. Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 14, 2011
    Why have a bacon and egg roll when you can have a Bundawarrah-free-range-bacon and Kangaroo-Island egg damper?
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 27, 2010
    Try the Deep Fried Apple Spring Roll
  • Wing C.
    Wing ChauDecember 9, 2010
    Gotta get the ribs and oysters. Desserts - apple spring rolls, lemon myrtle and fruit salad. Honestly, we were not disappointed by anything on the menu!
  • Mattsan #.
    Mattsan #RLDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Josh loves Sake and always has a great selection on hand.
  • Angela N.
    Angela N.November 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love, love, love the wattle seed macadamia macaccino!
  • Donna G.
    Donna GowOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the scrambled eggs with emu prosciutto.. Del ish
  • David K.
    David Kim-BoyleOctober 20, 2010
    Best coffee in Surry Hills these days.
  • Donna G.
    Donna GowOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The food here is incredible as is the coffee. I believe I have a new favorite cafe!
  • Crave S.
    Crave SydneySeptember 27, 2010
    On the weekends in October, enjoy breakfast trifle with "lush yogurt", native berry compote and house-made muesli and more for $25 as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. Read more
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie CSeptember 9, 2010
    All u can eat ribs on Wednesdays for $35. Pork better than beef which was dry but ironically really fatty. Good but not great, would have preferred to just go Hurricanes.
  • Catherine K.
    Catherine KlafferSeptember 7, 2010
    Crab omlette is gr8. If you're thingy about chilling tho, ask Mr Chef to go easy!
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • cafe ish
    cafe ishAugust 17, 2010
    has heaps of sake
  • Yiu
    YiuAugust 11, 2010
    All you can eat ribs Wednesdays!
  • Kane V.
    Kane VatoJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You must try the Blt on a damper!!
  • Nathan J.
    Nathan JonesJuly 11, 2010
    Ham hock, I like ham hock
  • Brian B.
    Brian BeneneMay 19, 2010
    Don't be fooled by bad press...Josh is the man.
  • Angeline
    AngelineMay 16, 2010
    Great fresh food, free wifi & a chill vibe. Highly recommend.
  • Kane V.
    Kane VatoMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Definately try the chicken wrap, poached in green tea. So yummy! x
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