johnston-street

CAM

CAM WAS REAL KIND AND INVITED ME TO COME TO HIS GIG TOMORROW NIGHT. I’D LIKE TO SUGGEST YOU GO, BUT UNFORTUNATELY MY PEANUT BRAIN FAILED TO RETAIN THE NAME OF HIS BAND OR THE VENUE THEY’LL BE PERFORMING AT. THIS MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATION AT ALL QUITE INEFFECTIVE. I BLAME HIS SUPER SWEET DINOSAUR T-SHIRT FOR DISTRACTING MY PEANUT-BRAINED ASS. DINOSAURS RULE. 

GORDON

BEHOLD, MY DEAR FRIENDS, THE STICK-BEARING EXCELLENCE OF GORDON. I WAS DIGGING HIS GANDALF VIBES FROM AFAR AS I WAS HEADING DOWN JOHNSTON STREET, AND WONDERED TO MYSELF WHETHER HE WOULD LET ME TAKE HIS PHOTO, OR IF THIS WAS INDEED TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE (I CAN’T STRESS HOW MANY FUNKY OLD MEN HAVE TOLD ME TO BEAT IT). ONCE HE SAW ME APPRECIATING HIM, HE BUSTED OUT THIS BIG SMILE AND STOPPED RIGHT WHERE HE WAS, PROVING MY DOUBTS WRONG FOR THE BETTER. 

274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

The Johnston Street Milk Bar

BYO Wine only

Open from 7am Tues-Sat, 8am Sun, closed Monday’s

Live music most Friday nights

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F: “The atmosphere of The Milk Bar is very laid back and that seemed a very important value to uphold to the staff that worked there. They had good customer relations - a tradie walked in, a regular, and one of the men behind the counter instantly began bantering with him. Another staff member went outside to write the specials on the chalkboard. He had a cigarette in one hand and a bright pink piece of chalk in the other.”

G: “The building was originally a milk bar, which explains it’s name, and after that it was a radio station. There was a small eating area with a few tables and booths, and a courtyard outside, and another room which we assumed to be a lounge area, where musicians performed.”

F: “Lining the walls were wooden shelves filled with vintage novels and records. A 40s or maybe 50s record was playing as we were eating.”

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G: “I have a little rule – only two cups of coffee a day and both before twelve noon. Therefore, I can’t waste time ordering bad cups of coffee. This barista didn’t disappoint. When you hear names like “Agent Orange” and “The Dirty Bird”, a block buster movie, or two might pop into your head. I doubt that you would think these are the names of some of the best pizza’s around Melbourne town right now.“

F: "Some were even popular culture references such as "Pinky and the Brain”. I ordered a small “The Big Gudinski”, named after the founder of Mushroom Records. I have never been that big of a fan of the mushroom, but I took a risk and it turned out to be one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted.“

G: "I ordered a small "Book ‘em Dano”. My secret love of the Hawaiian pizza is hardly ever realised, but today I was out to impress only myself. The pineapple tasted like pineapple, which is hard to find these days.“

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Rating:

Food: 4.5/5

Service: 3.5/5

Ambiance: 3/5