I was in Maylands the other weekend, well, I should say I passed through but luckily for me I had an excuse to stop by and try one of their many new cafes that have popped up. One in particular I wanted to try was Mrs. S. It's a tiny little cafe with quirky misfits interior designing, with cute storybook menus and of course the thing that is taking over little corner deli to open cafes.
Unfortunately, Mrs. S was full and had a 10minute wait and although the food served looked soooooo damn good, bf and I were starving, (it was 2pm and both of us haven't had breakfast, let alone have lunch, and after spending the morning getting new phones and debating about getting bf a Tag watch we were rather desperate for food before we spent any more money on anything else) so the 10 minute wait was too much. So the failings of Mrs. S to get us a seat meant we headed to Milkd, which was just down the street, 2 minutes walk.
Milkd was essentially empty. This was once a bustling cafe and with competition completely and utterly empty. Talk about squeezing the competition out!
Anyway, I ended up with latte, which was made very nicely, and ordered myself a healthy toasted museli with yogurt and fruits, along with a side of scrambled eggs, as I had a major craving for eggs, (originally wanted poached, but according to staff they don't make poached eggs anymore - which really does not make sense to me!). Bf ordered a bottle of coke (it comes in the glass bottles of course!) and the big breakfast with toasted bread, chirozo, mushrooms, eggs, bacon, fetta cheese and rocket.
I have to say the toasted muesli with a side of milk was just delicious! I am so glad the milk wasn't in there because the museli by itself with the yogurt drizzled with honey was just right! Exactly what I was looking for; refreshing, healthy, yet the creamy-ness of the yogurt and the crunchy-ness of the muesli, just satisfied all my bad cravings of something greasy and bad. The scrambled eggs that I had on the side, on the other hand, needed more salt and for scrambled eggs it wasn't the most brilliant. (I've had better scrambled eggs - if that was even possible??!).
Bf's breakfast according to him was good, I had a bit and I must say the chirozos were a bit dry and hard, and I thought it lacked the flavour of a chirozo, if you know what I mean, in other plain words, it had no flavour whatsoever. Whether the rest of the plate was like that was hard to say. All I know is that, usually big breakfastas tend to look appetizing, thisone just didn't look all that nice. Truth be told I think my toasted muesli was a lot better!
I'm not sure what Milkd in Maylands was like in its prime, but at this point in time, it's pretty average, I would go back for the toasted muesli and possibly for the coffee, but I don't know if I would want anything else, because visually the big breakfast wasn't that great and the menu (whether it's lunch or breakfast) isn't extensive. Having said that though, if you just want to chill out, read a book/do some work with decent coffee around then Milkd in Maylands is probably a good location to do just that as it's very quite, just don't expect any warm ambience.