Calling all sweet tooths. Find out why you should add homegrown gem Milk Bakery and Cafe Dubai to your hitlist, stat…
The founder of Milk Bakery and Cafe Dubai started baking for friends and family in 2012. After great feedback and an increasing list of special orders, she decided to take a special baking course and take her passion a little more seriously. Fast-forward to 2017 and Milk was a flourishing home business, servicing the Emirate’s sweet tooth’s for special occasions and events. And now, in 2019, Milk is all grown up and has its very first bricks and mortar space – Milk Bakery and Cafe Dubai in Jumeirah 1.
The cafe is calm and cosy. Think muted colours, comfortable seating, lots of natural light and – of course – a tempting display of edible treats.
Food-wise, Milk prides itself on its desserts. With grand plans to be known as the place for all things sweet and baked, Milk offer a variety of sweet treats that are crafted using the finest ingredients (such as French-imported Valrhona chocolate) and made from scratch daily. Soon the talented team will be creating a line of croissants, breads and other morning favourites. There will also be a few healthy options here and there – including the (already available) power balls and the (soon to be available) açai bowls, gluten-free and vegan pastries. Plus Emirati gelato connoisseurs Canvas provide the ice cream here.
Drinks-wise, Milk offers a variety of beverages including The Huntr’s favourite Mirzam Chocolate hot chocolate, speciality coffee (care of Barn Coffee Roasters when The Huntr visited) and tea, soft drinks and more.
The Huntr tried three different types of cookies – the Ultimate Nutella (12AED) which was delightfully chewy, filled with Nutella and touch of sea salt, Marie Antionette (12AED) with a crunchy outer, chewy middle and a hint of caramel, white chocolate, pistachio and macadamia and the Midnight Cookie (12AED) a chewy chocolatey cookie filled with decadent white chocolate. One of the best-sellers, we couldnt resist sampling a cheesecake and we were not disappointed. We opted for the Berries & Cream Cheesecake (37AED), which was deliciously creamy and topped with berries and a special strawberry compote. Plus the Cereal Killer Milk Cake (52AED), which we found a little too sweet – but maybe we had overdosed on sugar. We loved the Rahash Tart (32AED) and the Date Pudding (49AED), which comes topped with Canvas Gelato vanilla ice-cream. We washed everything down with a variety of faultless speciality coffees – Flat White (24AED), Piccolo (21AED), Spanish Latte (30AED) and v60 (28AED).
Insider tips: Milk Bakery and Cafe Dubai is open from 9am until 11pm daily. Check the @milkbar.ae Instagram account for the most up to date info on opening times, new dishes and news.
Photography and reporting by Saleh Alanbari exclusively for The Huntr