The other day just before sunset I found myself walking into a quaint, cozy coffee shop called Milk Bar, which is located just on the doorstep of Amatuli Artefacts and just below Katy’s Palace Bar in Kramerville, Johannesburg. Whilst there I had a really nice hot chocolate that came with a soft centred chocolate that you drop into the milk, it was so nice I had to stop myself from eating the whole thing in one go. I then grabbed a takeaway Flat White (they use Bean There beans), which was also really good.
What’s cool about this spot is that it opens at 6:30am during the week and then after hours it turns into a bar till 20:00pm. As the sun started going down they lit candles which really made the place look warm and festive. Food wise they serve cakes, flat breads, pastries, sandwiches, pot pies and more. I didn’t get to eat because I was just passing through, but I’m definitely going back. I took a little sneak peak at their cakes and I liked what I saw. Here’s another cool thing about it, if you’re in a hurry and just driving by you can grab a coffee from their takeaway window, which opens at 6.30am. I’ve always loved that idea, like a little hole in the wall.
I really like this shop, a section of it is out in the open and then there are little nooks here and there that are all under cover and it’s decorated so nicely. It feels like an old school kitchen just with a leather Chesterfield situated right in front of a fireplace, which was blazing full force when I was there, it was so awesome. It reminded me of a place we visited in Paris called Le Comptoir General, but a mini version of it, which if you are ever in Paris you have to go find! Anyway if you’re looking for a cool spot to have a coffee, a quick drink or a bite to eat then check out Milk Bar.
Monday to Friday 6.30am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to 3pm
Address: 6 Desmond Street, Kramerville, Johannesburg
Telephone: 072 641 8977