Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Milk and Two, Pyrmont

Table Number Two, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

What to do these mild winter days? It appears that our winters here in Sydney waver between vehemently icy temperatures to unexpectedly pleasant warm days. But who am I to complain? This is what I love about winter in Sydney, there definitely are the cold days but there are always sunny days thrown in for good measure.

When the climate in Sydney is agreeable, all you can do is spend the day enjoying the sunshine. One such occasion was last Sunday, the sun was out and not a cloud in sight; there was really no need to idle away the day indoors. So off we went over the bridge and into Pyrmont to the relatively new Milk and Two. This is the cafe venture from Sugaroom restaurant duo Greg Anderson and Patricia Nunes.

Milk and Two, Pyrmont

Located at the old CSR refinery building at the end of Harris St, the café offers waterfront views of Balmain's working harbour. The landing in front doesn’t get too crowded so your views are rarely interrupted. As for the menu, well the food is what I would call casual chic. For the price we paid, we didn’t expect the quality of food that we got, however we were pleasantly surprised. We shared an entrée and had our own mains, the servings are quite reasonable and we were full by the end. The menu offers you ‘Something Light’ and ‘Something Filling’, so depending on how hungry you are, they have what you are looking for.
Also, G had to tear me away from the glass counter that contained a nice selection of cakes, tarts and muffins that are all baked on site. I am definitely coming back for a taste of those tarts!

Salt Cod Fish Cakes, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

Salt Cod Fish Cakes and Tartare sauce, served with Rocket Salad $8.00

Salt Cod Fish Cakes, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

As we broke open the crusty exterior of the cakes, it revealed a light and airy filling inside. It was a great juxtaposition of textures. Also the tartare sauce paired well with the saltiness of the cod.

Hot Chocolate, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

Hot Chocolate; Olive Oil (below)

Olive Oil, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

200g Beef Burger, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

Milk and Two 200g Beef Burger with shoestring fries, lettuce, tomato and pickle $15.00

200g Beef Burger, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

G couldn't resist eating his mammoth burger straight away and couldn't wait for me to take a decent photograph. He did let me take a quick one after the first bite. He gave the burger a rating on 8.5 out of 10.

Crunchy Duck Salad, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

Roasted Duck Salad with crispy noodles, snow pea leaf and tamarind dressing $13.00

G couldn't resist eating his mammoth burger straight away and couldn't wait for me to take a decent photograph. He did let me take a quick one after the first bite. He gave the burger a rating on 8.5 out of 10.

The cafe offers both indoor and al fresco dining and the staff are approachable and attentive, but not overly fussy. Overall, I would have to say that Milk and Two was a solid casual dining experience. And the desserts are definitely worth another look.

Knife and Fork, Milk and Two, Pyrmont

Milk and Two
No. 1 Harris St
Pyrmont NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9571 5503

3 comments:

fanny said...

Yum, the cod fishcakes look delcious!
Lovely pictures by tha way.

xoxo
Fanny

Tanna said...

I'd say everything looks really good and I think the mammoth burger shows better with a bite out of it!
Excellent photos. Beautiful day.
Funny to think it's in the 90's here and so much cooler there. But, reading your blog gives me a much better feel and understanding of this world.

jenjen said...

Fanny- The fish cakes were definitely a standout. Thanks for visiting.

Tanna- It was one of the most beautiful winter days ever. And it is quite bizzare that you guys are in the midst of hot weather while we are freezing down here.