MILK on Beverly
Checked out this long-awaited new cafe on Beverly on Saturday. It was day 3 of business, so we were pretty forgiving of just-opened foibles and concentrated on the menu and quality.
The milkshake was out of this world - more of a sundae with milk than a true milkshake. We tried the strawberry shortcake shake, which was strawberry sorbet & vanilla ice cream, with yummy crunchy stuff on top. Really, really good, and I'd be confident recommending their other ice creams as well.
Sandwiches weren't bad, some interesting combinations, and the salads looked really good.
They also have a breakfast menu (served until 11am) that looked delicious, and a nice selection of pastries, which we didn't try, but I"ll be back for.
They also have some prepared ice cream treats - bars and whatnot - that looked really good.
We'll let them get some kinks worked out and be back (or order for takeout) - definitely for the ice cream, probably salads, and breakfast soon.
We tried to do breakfast there Sunday and they said they won't be ready to breakfasts yet until sometime this week. I wasn't in the mood for a milkshake at 8 AM so I headed down the street for a plate of brioche french toast at BLD.
I checked out Milk just now, nice selection of dessert items. I had a taste of yummy housemade jasmine gelato, two ice cream bonbons (just 25 cents each!) and a pretty good Mexican wedding cookie. Espresso was good too. I might have to try the media noche sandwich soon.
I've been 5 times in 9 days...ok, ok, I do live within walking distance, which is good b/c I'll be getting fat.
They are still working out some kinks and I'm pretty forgiving on that, and they are always apologetic if it takes a little longer than it should.
Here's my take:
*the bon bons are great....such a great selection too.
*The daily bars are like ice cream bars on a stick...OUT OF THIS WORLD.
*the tangerine and blood orange sorbets are DIVINE also. So refreshing. Get them while you can b/c the Winter freeze really had a negative impact on the availability of the fruit and I have it from the horses mouth that they won't be making these flavors forever.
*The ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies are great and I've already purchased dozens, literally, as gifts.
*My friends and I have had the medianoche, grilled chicken and veggie panini's which were all great, although the little side of mixed veggies wasn't really my thing...it was, however, my friends..they enjoyed it.
*they have some awesome malts and shakes too.
Christmas in February.........yay.
The ice cream at Milk is fantastic (the banana dulce de leche is genius), but I was a little disappointed with the bon bons, or "milkies," which were great in concept but didn't fully deliver. (The ice cream was too icy, which was surprising because it's really creamy in its normal state.) I'm willing to give those another shot at a later date. I've tried a couple of the sandwiches (chicken, roast beef, and ham) and liked them all. The cobb salad is good enough -- I like the green goddess dressing and that they use cheddar cheese instead of bleu, but can it still be called a cobb salad? Tasted the milky way shake, which was all kinds of delicious -- it came garnished with malt balls, for crying out loud. So good. I was also really impressed by the service; while it's not the most efficient (they're still working out the kinks), they're very accommodating. They just opened, so I can only hope it'll keep getting better. So glad they're in our 'hood!