The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish

Café, Australian Restaurant, and Japanese Restaurant
1/105 Regent St., Redfern NSW 2014, Australia
Closed until 6:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:30 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch
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  • omelettes
  • crab
  • milkshakes
  • wattle
  • wattleseed
  • big ish
  • ribs
  • free Wifi
  • french fries
  • good for a quick meal
  • sake
  • all you can eat
  • good service
  • matching wines
  • coffee
  • great value
  • ham hocks
  • sommeliers
  • croques
  • Sapporo beer
  • TimeOut Sydney

    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

    TimeOut Sydney · January 14, 2011
  • Donna G.

    The food here is incredible as is the coffee. I believe I have a new favorite cafe!

    Donna Gow · October 17, 2010
  • Angela N.

    Love, love, love the wattle seed macadamia macaccino!

    Angela N. · November 13, 2010
  • Brian B.

    Don't be fooled by bad press...Josh is the man.

    Brian Benene · May 19, 2010
  • Joy X.

    Crab omelette - to die for

    Joy Xuan · August 16, 2011
  • Denea G.

    Seriously delicious, clever cuisine by Josh and his wife Ay. Japanese cooking with Aussie tucker-literally! Order the crocodile skewers and the homemade wattleseed udon

    Denea GourmetRabbit · May 10, 2011
  • AskMen

    Why have a bacon and egg roll when you can have a Bundawarrah-free-range-bacon and Kangaroo-Island egg damper?

    AskMen · January 14, 2011
  • Crave S.

    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

    Crave Sydney · September 27, 2010
  • Dada

    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.

    Dada · May 11, 2013
  • Carol F.

    Another vote for the crab omelette. Was the right balance of crunchy, salty and sweet. A definite must.

    Carol F · January 6, 2013
  • Mooksy ♔.

    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!

    Mooksy ♔ · August 19, 2012
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Deep Fried Apple Spring Roll

    Foodspotting · December 27, 2010
  • Catherine K.

    Crab omlette is gr8. If you're thingy about chilling tho, ask Mr Chef to go easy!

    Catherine Klaffer · September 7, 2010
  • Yiu

    All you can eat ribs Wednesdays!

    Yiu · August 11, 2010
  • gilmae

    Awesome cappacino

    gilmae · February 3, 2010
  • Andrew C.

    Good food, but the space is too small and the staff are hopeless.

    Andrew C · September 13, 2014
  • Richie

    Excellent service, food and a unique vibe. Further compliments to the creative forces that keep the menu innovative. A must go to in Sydney.

    Richie · December 12, 2012
  • Michelle

    Awesome soft shell crab omelette

    Michelle · August 25, 2012
  • Ronald R.

    Tight Ass Tuesdays - available lunchtime only. 11 Dishes for 10 Bucks!

    Ronald Raekwon · June 12, 2012
  • Citibank A.

    On weekends in October, enjoy a brunch spread for only $25 per person including tea or coffee as part of CSIFF 2011.

    Citibank Australia · September 30, 2011
  • Howard T.

    Order the hot chocolate. Made with three types of chocolate and no sugar or powders. It is thick and velvety, awesome.

    Howard T · August 17, 2011
  • Geoff K.

    Can't go past the soft shell crab omelette. Open for brekky til 3pm on weekends. Read more

    Geoff Kim · June 13, 2011
  • Emily B.

    The awesome beef was so good, I actually used my fingers to sop up the sauce on my place! Awesome chicken is good too...

    Emily Baxter · May 25, 2011
  • Ms Julz

    You can't go wrong with the big Ish breakfast and Masala chai latte if feeling peckish on Saturday morning

    Ms Julz · March 20, 2011
  • Wing C.

    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!

    Wing Chau · December 9, 2010
  • Tasha

    croque nippon is simply amazing!! rocked my world. the iced signature wattle, served with a scoop of wattleseed ice cream is fantastic. thumbs up!

    Tasha · November 6, 2010
  • Carrie C.

    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.

    Carrie C · September 9, 2010
  • Kane V.

    You must try the Blt on a damper!!

    Kane Vato · July 21, 2010
  • Angeline

    Great fresh food, free wifi & a chill vibe. Highly recommend.

    Angeline · May 16, 2010
  • designersays

    Order the soft shell crab omelettes

    designersays · January 23, 2010
  • Mauricio P.

    Free wifi

    Mauricio Perez · January 18, 2010
  • Jacques

    The soy & ginger sauce overpowers the crab omelette, best to order without. Bounty milkshake pretty good. Service great as well.

    Jacques · August 4, 2014
  • piersster

    Big soft buns and great shakes

    piersster · July 1, 2013
  • piersster

    Busy with old school charm

    piersster · June 28, 2013
  • Melissa P.

    Please get eftpos. The food here is great but it's annoying to have to have cash.

    Melissa Prince · June 10, 2013
  • Jade W.

    PBJ milkshake is a must

    Jade Wilson · April 28, 2013
  • Marianne F.

    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.

    Marianne F · April 21, 2013
  • Harry H.

    The scones are the best in town!

    Harry H · October 17, 2012
  • Jugernauts G.

    Delicious crab omelette and both the red racer and chuck Norris milk shake were amazeballs

    Jugernauts Go! · August 25, 2012
  • Tiffany T.

    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.

    Tiffany Teh · August 11, 2012
  • Angela N.

    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.

    Angela N. · August 4, 2012
  • Howard T.

    Cheeseburger with jap slaw and the miso caramel milkshake are must orders.

    Howard T · July 22, 2012
  • Citibank A.

    Sommeliers, winemakers, bartenders and baristas team up with their kitchen counterparts. It’s all about the food and drinks. Come and enjoy matching wines as part of the CSIFF 2011.

    Citibank Australia · October 7, 2011
  • Citibank A.

    As part of the Oct CSIFF 2011, enjoy late-night dessert plates, served with a suitably sticky glass from the Brown Brothers range for only $20 (9pm till late).

    Citibank Australia · October 6, 2011
  • Howard T.

    $10 specials on Tuesdays get the wagyu cheeseburger with fries

    Howard T · August 23, 2011
  • gilmae

    Jugs of Sapporo, win

    gilmae · June 3, 2011
  • Analise G.

    Try the specials this week, awesome

    Analise Gattellaro · May 22, 2011
  • Vickie K.

    You'll never go wrong with the soft-shell-crab omelette or the big ish - big brekky with crocodile meat sausage! :)

    Vickie K. · March 17, 2011
  • Mattsan #.

    Josh loves Sake and always has a great selection on hand.

    Mattsan #RL · December 2, 2010
  • Donna G.

    Try the scrambled eggs with emu prosciutto.. Del ish

    Donna Gow · October 31, 2010

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