Matcha Mylkbar

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Matcha Mylkbar merely open a month ago, located on the corner of St Kilda's Acland and Carlisle St. It's a plant-base cafe which mean it's entirely vegan and it's also Australia's first dedicated matcha cafe. This amazing concept cafe opened by Sarah Holloway, Nic Davison (founder and owner of Matcha Maiden), Mark and Attil Filippelli (Il Fornaio, The Last Piece and Brighton Schoolhouse). The cafe gain popularity instantly in Instagram even before it opens and sold out pretty early 3 days in a row

I went in on a Saturday 10pm and there are people lining up in the rain, that's how dedicated Melbournians over brunch. I have to wait around 30-40 minutes to get a table then finally get seated on a communal table. The cafe it self was modern, bright and cozy.

Matcha Maiden Matcha Latte ($5). It was served warm in a big Japanese mug and it certainly look pretty good.

When Khalesi Wears Lycra - dragon fruit, mango, passionfruit, almond mylk, almond butter, macadmia nuts. I was expecting it to come in the skull glass but pretty disappointed it was served in a plastic glass. Apparently they originally had 50 skull glass and now they ended up with 7, a lot of them got stolen. I was pretty shocked but at Yummed Sunday Soiree event, I meet Charlie Carrington (Head Chef/Owner upcoming Atlas restaurant) he said during his apprenticeship at Vue De Monde those things does happen even in an upscale restaurant. The smoothies it self was really delicious, I would love to have more of this please! 

Soy Chicken Burger - mushroom bacon, Avocado, beetroot kraut, matcha bun, cashew sour cream, sweet potato fries, almond butter ($20). This is a well balanced dish in terms of taste and texture. The first bite I can't hardly taste the soy in the chicken soy patty but the more you eat it, the prominent the soy taste. The umami taste comes from the mushroom bacon and beetroot kraut balanced the slight bitterness from the matcha bun. Overall, it's pretty good.

Vegan eggs ($4). Their vegan egg have the same protein and nutritional value as the traditional egg which is very interesting. The egg white was made from jelly substances from algae or known as agar-agar mixed in with almond and coconut milk. The yolk was made from sweet potato, coconut milk, linseed protein mixed together into a soft puree. The egg was cooked using sous vide bath technique and a touch of matcha salt on top. The taste was not bad at all.

Matcha Pancakes - dark chocolate sauce, macadamia, strawberry baobab coconut ice cream ($19). Their matcha pancakes was average, the matcha was really subtle and it's a bit dry.

The other unique things at Matcha Mlykbar is their beetroot latte and mushroom latte. I might try them next time I visit Matcha Mlybar.  They definitely exceed my expectation for a vegan cafe since most of you may have known that I'm meat eater. The let down was the service, we have to wait a long time for our food to arrived at our table but to be fair I heard Nic did say they were lacking 3 staff that day. I hope the speed improves over time.

Matcha Mylkbar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Sunday: 7.30am-4.30pm

Matcha Mylkbar
72 Acland St
St Kilda, VIC 3182