Milk Bar is the sister coffee bar of Flat White – a five-minute walk away. The formerly funereal colour scheme has been brightened up in recent years, and large colour photographs decorate the walls. With the leavening of the look has come a general freshness in Milk Bar’s offering, especially as regards food and (even more welcome) service.
There are smiles all round and, on the counter and menus, a lot more effort to please than under the old regime. Eggs are a major feature and baked goods are worth ordering (and not expensive). Our coffee experience was mixed. Espresso was good in the familiar high-roast style of Square Mile, but while a trio of flat whites were well made, they weren’t nearly hot enough. Sort out little things like that, and you have a winner.