October 21, 2009
82 James Street, Northbridge WA Mon-Fri 7-5pm Sat 8-5pm Just a few doors down from Northbridge icon The Brass Monkey pub is a new arrival on the cafe scene. Milk and Honey is a breath of fresh air in this popular but sometines maligned entertainment precinct, light, bright and spacious with comfortable imported Italian tables and chairs and cosy booths looking out onto bustling James Street. The decor is light and bright with marble, a wall mural of honey bees, framed panels with old-stlye pressed metal inserts which was reminiscent of my childhood days at my nan's house in Collie. A shiny Synesso and a couple of Mazzers stand proudly at one end of the counter and a display cabinet full of delicious looking rolls, foccacias, slices and cakes at the other. Chef Santi Panjaroen keeps the menu interesting with fresh produce and daily specials at very reasonable prices. I ordered a short mach with a splash and it didn't disappoint, good temperature, looked great, was smooth, rich with good body and was very pleasing on the tastebuds and left a lingering rich aftertaste. On my second visit I tried a flat white prepared by a different barista to my first visit, it arrived in large cup, well presented but far too hot for my liking, the quantity of milk in the large cup seemed to lose the coffee and it didn't hit the spot. Coffee by Five Senses Bright opulent, good food and service, a definite asset to the Northbridge cafe scene. Well worth a visit and displays heaps of potential.