Footscray Milking Station : 35 Bunbury St, Footscray

April 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm (Breakfast/Brunch, Coffee, Footscray, Mexican, Victoria) (, )

If there was one dish that could convert me to veganism, it would have to be Footscray Milking Station’s incredible coconut quinoa porridge.  Beautifully creamy, with an intense coconut flavour, topped with sweet papaya and a sprinkle of toasted hazelnuts and coriander (yes, coriander), for a titillating savoury contrast.  In keeping with the theme, a well-spiced, brewed chai that works very well with nutty soy milk is a nice change from the morning coffee.

Footscray Milking Station - Coconut Quinoa Porridge

Footscray Milking Station - Chai

Located on a quite suburban corner, Footscray Milking Station brings a touch of South Yarra’s cafe style over to the west-side.  Clearly popular with the locals, the interior and street-side tables are typically filled by 9 on a weekend, with plenty a passer-by popping in for a Padre coffee with Jonesy’s milk and takeaway toasties and pastries.  There’s much to love about the Mexican-inspired menu; the eggs are amazing, whipped up into a silky scramble, perfectly poached and topped with tomato hollandaise and peppers or served with spicy beans on top of a crispy tortilla base in the popular huevos rancheros.  For lunch, more-ish pulled pork and jerk chicken panini are rave-worthy, washed down with a cold jarritos soda.  And how about corn cakes with guac and chorizo for a tasty gluten-free option?

Footscray Milking Station - Counter

Footscray Milking Station

Footscray Milking Station - Juices

Footscray Milking Station - Sunrise Scramble

Footscray Milking Station - Spanish Benedict

Before you head out, check out the deli in the back, a nostalgic touch harking back to the building’s cornerstore days.

Footscray Milking Station - Deli
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