Milk Bar

Milk Bar

Breakfast Spot, Coffee Shop, and Café$$$$
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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    The experts at Village Voice and Serious Eats recommend this place
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    Alex R.
    "The full eggs with avocado is just about the perfect breakfast."(8 Tips)
    Young P.
    "The avocado salsa toast with poached egg is amazing!"(7 Tips)
    Lindsey R.
    "The mushroom toast with (perfectly) poached egg is delicious."(22 Tips)
    Rory C.
    "Both the sweet potato pan cake and cheddar biscuit were delicious."(7 Tips)
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  • win
    winMarch 7, 2015
    That cheddar chive biscuit for an egg Sammy base was so good I have dreams of it. Paired with a chai latte and great service. Only downside - small space. So be prepared to be cozy with strangers
  • Annie T.
    Annie TFebruary 17, 2015
    Always busy but the staff works really hard. Had the full egg with avocado and most recently the toasted Avocado . Food is always good. Great flat white and chai tea.
  • Christina H.heart icon on user image
    Christina HuJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brunch place in the hood. Flat white, avocado and poached egg on toast are divine. Also love the cous cous salad with grilled chicken on top.
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    CRUZiiiESeptember 12, 2015
    Yes it's small, yes the food options are limited... But the food that they do offer is delicious! I tried the Avocado Salsa toast and the Cheddar Biscuit sandwich. I'd come back for both!
  • Joe D.heart icon on user image
    Joe DApril 10, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're a BEC woman/man, the cheddar biscuit sandwich with bacon will be right down your alley. Looks petite, but packs a stomach punch 🐖👊
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJune 8, 2011
    Try the Avocado Toast-a brawny slab of multi-grain that's been browned to its optimum crunch point, with chunky avocado salsa is as flavorful as it is abundant. Topped with a poached egg, it's perfect
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 12, 2013
    The Australian-run spot, busy with the stroller set and discreet laptopper alike, serves unpretentiously prepared, great coffees from Counter Culture.
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    QbertplayaJune 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're flying solo, consider sitting at one of the counter spots or the communal table, especially if you're going to sit there and nurse a glass of water. Looking at you, laptop guy at a two top.
  • Connie S.
    Connie SDecember 24, 2011
    The full eggs with avocado is perfection - great bread with tasty ham and flavor enhancing cheese, perfectly poached eggs and some hearty slices of avocado. The flat white is incredibly smooth.
  • Joe D.heart icon on user image
    Joe DMay 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Half order of the Full Eggs is plenty! Avocado add-on powers down the saltiness of the ham, Gruyere. Delicious with or without Avo
  • Jen B.
    Jen BDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I admit, I used to not like this place because it felt too chaotic. But something changed; it's an absolutely delightful place to enjoy a meal, some people-watching, & some wifi. Great food & staff.
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiJuly 8, 2015
    Australian style cafe with awesome vibes. Get the prosciutto salad with extra avocado ;)
  • ashley a.
    ashley albertSeptember 13, 2012
    Beat the system! If you get the fruit compote with granola & Greek yogurt, it's 2 bucks LESS than if you get the granola with Greek yogurt & fruit compote. (Both are delicious-in a kinda healthy way.)
  • Rory C.heart icon on user image
    Rory CampbellNovember 5, 2019
    Both the sweet potato pan cake and cheddar biscuit were delicious.
  • Jeff W.heart icon on user image
    Jeff WeinsteinDecember 27, 2016
    Super yummy breakfast: any combination of poached eggs, salmon, and salad.
  • Michelle W.heart icon on user image
    Michelle WilesNovember 13, 2016
    Avo toast on whole grain > avo toast with tomatoes on sourdough
  • Natalie C.heart icon on user image
    Natalie Cotto CastroSeptember 2, 2014
    Toasts w. Poached eggs and avocado. Offers delicious and healthy options. Organic, grass fed and local farms. Very friendly waiters
  • Young P.heart icon on user image
    Young ParkJune 10, 2013
    The avocado salsa toast with poached egg is amazing! And you must try the Australian iced coffee with french vanilla ice cream.
  • Joanna F.heart icon on user image
    Joanna FlammSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a casual lunch or brunch. I nearly always get the salmon eggs on sourdough with avocado.
  • Danny C.heart icon on user image
    Danny CossonOctober 31, 2015
    Great toasts with avocado & poached eggs. Good coffee. Delicious, fairly healthy, not too heavy brunch.
  • Marcia D.heart icon on user image
    Marcia DunsmoreJanuary 22, 2016
    salmon and egg on toast delicious with avocado. Grilled cheese a bit skimpy on the cheese and bacon.
  • katie z.
    katie zhuJune 29, 2013
    Michael Cera brunches here (!!!) Full eggs with avocado is the obvious choice. Also, their espresso bar is makes excellent drinks.
  • Noah B.heart icon on user image
    Noah BrierAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Super friendly staff, delicious food/coffee, and they're open early on weekdays (7:30) and weekends (9:00).
  • Esther A.heart icon on user image
    Esther AzarDecember 28, 2014
    Latte was great, salmon eggs with avocado, and avocado salsa toast with poached egg. All amaze!
  • Cassandra B.heart icon on user image
    Cassandra BiancoJuly 31, 2016
    Great for afternoon working, staff is super nice !
  • Chris S.
    Chris SiskSeptember 14, 2013
    Get the avocado on toast and add a poached egg on top. Jesus Christ, I can't even
  • David K.
    David KellerDecember 15, 2013
    Great coffee, great eggs, great Aussie wait staff, & great bread. A must go for Prospect Heights.
  • Sean C.heart icon on user image
    Sean CroweFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The cheddar biscuit sandwich (with bacon of course) is fantastic! Their coffee is consistently great as well.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedApril 23, 2014
    Australian iced coffee = espresso, milk, and two big scoops of vanilla ice cream. Warning: It’s going to be hard to go back to normal iced coffee after this.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BJune 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The vegetarian eggs with avocado hits the spot every time. Also, come on not-a-weekend and sit forever.
  • Laurence B.heart icon on user image
    Laurence BAugust 17, 2016
    Friendly cafe, Australian style, good coffee.
  • Clarice M.heart icon on user image
    Clarice MeadowsNovember 11, 2015
    This is a full size, could have eaten a half. So good though!
  • Sarah F. P.
    Sarah F. ParsonsFebruary 3, 2014
    I am not a faan of Milk Bar. I also like their avocado and eggs, but find the prices much too high! We call that highway robbery. Similar to nearby gourmet shop Brooklyn Larder! Rather go to Amorina
  • Afi Y.heart icon on user image
    Afi Yellow-DukeSeptember 7, 2015
    delicious light breakfast and great service here! however, they're cash only and won't split checks.
  • An O.
    An OccesJanuary 26, 2014
    Seems to me they focus on presentation over taste. Not to crazy for the poached eggs & avocado. It was simply to bland. The coasters used for the drinks don't fit. Otherwise cute decor!
  • Luke
    LukeDecember 25, 2017
    One of those toast restaurants that are supposedly why we can’t afford to buy houses. Bring cash and a strong desire for carbs
  • Liz Z.
    Liz ZimilesJanuary 6, 2017
    Winter Citrus Salad is the way to go
  • Ali B.
    Ali BriggsMay 12, 2013
    Grab a seat in front of the open air window on a nice day
  • Eric C.
    Eric CoxJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    New menu items. The avocado salsa toast with a poached egg is solid. Clean with some heat.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 16, 2011
    Say goodbye to bland & boring toast. The poached egg, avocado, & multigrain bread that make up Milk Bar's Avocado Toast is a must.
  • Rem K.heart icon on user image
    Rem KoningMay 29, 2017
    Egg on toast and a laptop. Great place to work and watch the street.
  • Tim C.heart icon on user image
    Tim CoxAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You should get the Avocado Salsa toast with a poached egg and poached fruit with granola and yogurt. Also, get the coffee.
  • Vahidheart icon on user image
    VahidJune 25, 2016
    Delicious breakfast, cash only!
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The wifi password is milkbar1 and 5G is the fastest
  • Kelsey✨heart icon on user image
    Kelsey✨August 8, 2015
    Salmon toast with avocado makin' me feel all sorts of feelings 😍
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinOctober 31, 2015
    Service was slow and I waited for awhile to get a menu. Cheddar biscuit was on point tho which mad up for slow service. So filling even tho it looks small
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeySeptember 1, 2013
    Fantastic place to go for brunch. Get anything with poached eggs!
  • Joseph S.heart icon on user image
    Joseph SilversMay 25, 2016
    Great for a healthy breakfast and coffee. Cash only!
  • Sonja B.heart icon on user image
    Sonja BojkoJuly 7, 2018
    Lovely atmosphere, small but delightful menu.
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RhoadesMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The mushroom toast with (perfectly) poached egg is delicious. I like that they keep things very light but still flavorful.
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