Matcha Mylkbar is a newly opened vegan cafe in St Kilda, with much of the menu including matcha (due to the fact that the owners of Matcha Maiden helped with the inception of the cafe!). Before it even opened it had over 10,000 Instagram followers, and even boasts about running out of food on some days!!!
The cafe itself is much smaller than expected, whoever it is all thought out very well. The milkbar / mylkbar part of the name comes from its location, being on a corner off Acland street, almost reminiscent of old fashioned corner store milkbars. However it's minimalist interior set up is anything but. Exposed cement walls and photogenic wooden tables it's all very simple, but neon signs add a bit of excitement to the room- for example the neon logo installed as a feature back drop.
Another amazing detail that food photographers wil love is that their dark gunmetal coloured cutlery was chosen specifically for its non reflective quality! No more worrying about ugly silverware in photos, #rejoice!!!
Also demonstration the cafes photo conscious nature is the sheer aesthetically pleasing presentation of all the food. Perfectly lined up toppings on acai bowls, tacos all positioned evenly, smoothies with crazy names served in awesome cups and puns everywhere!!
The smoothies have names like "When Kahleesi wears Lycra" and "excuse me but I find you appealing"; our waitress said its all part of the fun saying the funny names! The funny named smoothies come in awesome clear skull mugs so you can see the fabulous hues of the smoothies. The "Kahleesi" one is the most gorgeous deep fuscia and is so refreshing and nourishing whereas the "excuse me" flavour is so indulgent and tastes like pancakes! Both are vegan and are good for you!
We also tried the dragonfruit acai bowl, which was probably one of the most flavoursome acai bowls we've had in a long time. The toppings were presented so well and the thick creamy texture of it made it seem like more of a meal than a drink !
Of course we had to have something matcha inspired, so we tried the matcha pancakes. You could see the matcha in the crazy green colour of it, but the actual pancakes themselves tasted more like honey than matcha. Paired with yummy icecream, the dish is so delish that you forget it's actually good for you!
Come for the food but stay for the tap water that is (allegedly) 3 times more hydrating than regular tap or bottled water because of their filtration process... Interesting
Although the Beetroot lattes look cool, we're not sure if we are game enough to try ! But we will definitely be back to try the vegan eggs!!
It is super easy to get to on the tram but there is also plenty of free all day parking within easy walking distance. It's not to far from Luna Park for those who need to use up all their matcha energy!
Definitely one to try out , vegan or not!