Cheerful, homey, friendly and lively are all words to describe Milka’s Bistro, a neighbourhood café tucked into a small space next door to Sprott-Shaw Community College. The crowd is a mix of regulars who can be found lingering at the communal table and students lined up for their morning joe. Behind the counter, the owner dispenses caffeine in all its forms with a smile.
Just try it
Milka’s menu is straightforward: a choice of various strengths of drip coffee, espresso drinks and teas, plus soft drinks and juices from the cooler. Pastries and bagels are brought in from local bakeries. Sandwiches and homemade soup - different each day - are made each morning. By request, the café is also happy to put together trays of sandwiches or pastries for functions.
Where people meet
Though tiny in size, Milka’s Bistro still serves as a community gathering place. Customers naturally seem to talk to one another and get to know one another, and soon enough become regulars who are always recognized and greeted. There’s an energy here that goes beyond a caffeine buzz.