“Rhino” - baked jack of potato, with butter, sweet corn, sour cream and chives, tuna, and a side of chilli jam.
At Spilt Milk, Carnegie.
For most, there may be nothing brunch-y about baked jacket potatoes with tuna, corn, sour cream and chives. But for me, this is a childhood favourite from the weekend lunches with my mom in Hong Kong. The “Rihno” from Spilt Milk is simple yet satisfying. The potato itself is soft, creamy and steaming fresh. This is contrasted by the cold dollop of sour cream, and punctuated with chunks of tuna and juicy kernels of sweet corn. For the extra ‘oomph’, there is a side of tangy chilli-jam.
The food was charming in that it was simple, genuine, and unpretentious, which sums up Spilt Milk. It is a charming little boutique café close to the corner of Koornang (where the main strip of shops and eateries are) and Neerim Roads. A modest unassuming store front opens up to a cosy little interior, where there are, on display, a variety of baked goods and the daily selection of salads and sandwiches.
The menu is small and selected, but there is enough variety to please most brunch goers. What impresses most, however, is the pricing. With most meals under $15, Spilt Milk is truly a wonderful bargain. Under the popular growing café culture, it is increasingly difficult to fine a warm local café that excels in both quality and price. Spilt Milk, however, excels in both these categories, as well as having some wonderful cheery staff. It is truly a gem of a find.