The secret inner city café and tapas spot we can’t get enough of | Gourmand and Gourmet

The secret inner city café and tapas spot we can’t get enough of

Double-cooked pork belly breakfast burgers piled with eggs, halloumi and apple slaw, housemade banana bread with tiramisu cream and oozy oven baked melting camembert – with all this on the menu at Milton’s Soul Bistro, you could be forgiven for wondering why you’ve never heard of it before. But while it might be hidden away on the corner of Milton and Baroona Road, behind a gym and a fish ‘n’ chip shop no less, this suburban spot is dishing up some of the tastiest feeds around and is definitely worth uncovering. With a cute outdoor patio and cosy rustic indoor dining space, it’s our new fave spot for a casual weeknight date and Sunday brunch. soul-bistro-2 Head in for breakfast and you’ll want to take a big appetite (or at least wear stretchy pants) – these dishes are as big as they are delicious. Even the egg and spinach benedict with honey ham and hollandaise will have you breathing heavily before you get to the last bite! If you’ve opted to pair it with a banana, coffee and chocolate smoothie, well, you’ve got no hope of finishing. Things get even tastier later, with uber creative tapas plates to share (or not). Pile the table with slow cooked pork belly with sweet potato mash, chicken and prawn san choi bow, chorizo tater tots with melted blue cheese and sticky lamb belly ribs and get ready for a food baby. But just make sure you leave at least a little room – crème brulee, sizzling chocolate and almond brownies and berry and white chocolate tiramisu await for dessert! soul-bistro-3 If your eyes are always bigger than your wallet, save your bank account with one of the tapas combos, with any 2 small tapas and dessert for just $31. Or if you’re planning a get together, book into their private dining room, and just order one of everything! Ready to find Soul Bistro? You’ll find Milton’s best-kept secret at 5/16 Baroona Road (with plenty of parking next door), open 7 days a week for lunch, Tuesday to Sunday for dinner, and weekends for breakfast. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Images by Judit Losh