Milk

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - salads

After the past week of late nights, I really wanted to have a mellow Saturday. I woke up late in the morning (sleep is no longer an issue, I’m happy to report!) and headed to Milk for brunch with our friends Nick and Meredith (and their adorable baby girl).

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I’ve been to this cafe/bakery a bunch of times but this is my first time blogging about it.

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Lots of soup, sandwich, and salad options. I ordered the California Chicken Salad.

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It came with a dollop of pesto and a toasted cheese crisp, too

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I wasn’t actually hungry at all because I was still digesting Friday’s super late dinner, but I wound up eating the entire thing (using half of the vinaigrette).

I also had to try a bite of Abe’s grilled veggie sandwich, to see if it was worthy of my Best Vegetarian Sandwiches in Los Angeles list.

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Nope, not a contender. In general, the savory food at Milk is just okay – it’s tasty but not really anything worth raising the roof over – certainly not worth the price.

They’re better known for their amazing sweets.

Ice cream, of course…

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…and baked goods:

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Special 4th of July cupcakes!

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But alas, I had no room in my belly for any of these goodies. In fact, I was feeling pretty stuffed most of the day and didn’t eat again until seven hours later.

The same as Thursday night’s dinner, only I roasted some frozen broccoli instead of fresh brussels sprouts:

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And Tempt Frozen Dessert (have you entered the giveaway yet?)

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I wasn’t feeling very hungry so I had smaller portions of both. Doubtful I’ll be in the mood for a snack before bedtime, but if so I’ll probably have a cup of cocoa or a piece of fruit. Hopefully my appetite will return tomorrow for 4th of July BBQ-ing! Anyone have fun plans?

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  • http://www.fortheloveofhealth.ca Melissa @ For the Love of Health

    The salad from Milk looks really good- that prices are pretty hefty based on your pic of the menu! Are those prices normal for CA? I live in a smaller town now but I remember the prices being like that in Toronto.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      Yes those prices are, unfortunately, pretty typical for LA but usually you get more food so there are leftovers.

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    I love the name of that restaurant…I’m all about the simplicity! And yes, there sweets do look amazing (and that sandwich didn’t look half bad either). I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July…and I look forward to hearing about it and seeing all your great pictures.

  • http://roseyrebecca.wordpress.com/ Rosey Rebecca

    That place looks so cute! I love the sign. But $13 for a salad..kind of crazy! It doesn’t even look that big! I guess LA inflates prices just like NYC does. Those baked good look awesome. I want to eat them off the screen! Have a a good fourth!

  • http://roseyrebecca.wordpress.com/ Rosey Rebecca

    p.s. Don’t know why I spelled out 4th. Stuck in AP Style Guide mode. Also, don’t know why I’m leaving another comment to correct it. haha HAPPY 4TH!!

  • http://www.speak2docs.com wendy lee

    We have no special plans for the 4th. We are here in Philly, the birthplace of the USA pretty much and there is much hoopla and events and fireworks but we prefer less hullabaloo. We are taking our poodle on a walk with some friends in a secluded wooded area that is actually right within the city limits of Phladelphia (we have the largest contiguous city park in the US= Fairmount Park) and we are taking off before 9 a.m. to beat the hideous heat predicted.
    My husband is having cereal with apricots from the farmer’s market for breakfast. This is as far as we’ve gotten for food prep for the holiday.

  • http://www.foodmakesfunfuel.com Evan Thomas

    I picked up some coconut lime tempt yesterday, and I can’t wait to see how it is.

  • http://saltytooth.wordpress.com saltytooth

    Your salad looks great, sorry to hear about the sandwich though. Have a great 4th of July!

  • http://maxinthegym.wordpress.com maxinthegym

    Wow! So many delicious looking baked goodies! Have a great 4th of July weekend!

  • http://www.snackingsquirrel.com kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com

    omg i think this was on The Hills! lol. i remember seeing this.. maybe it was also on Run’s house.. or Daddy’s Girls. either way it looks SUPER FUN!!! i wanna get to Cali ASAP!!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      yes i wouldn’t be surprised if this place was on an MTV reality show – super duper trendy.

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

    ooh that ice cream looks great!

  • http://www.Christinabutter.com Christina

    Cute cupcakes! I went to a bbq yesterday and am probably just enjoying the sun today :)

  • http://vanillakitchen.blogspot.com vanillasugar

    you know your ‘ok’ restaurants are like the best in my area. cape cod has really horrid places to eat, not to mention so few. so when you say its ok, i just melt with envy because they look amazing to me given that we have literally nothing here. and everyone thinks we have a lot because of it being a tourist mecca, but we really don’t. can’t wait to move back to la

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      Sorry, didn’t mean to rub it in! Yes I remember the food on the cape being not too great but going there off season is one of my hubby’s favorite things to do in the world. We should do a swap!

  • greensandjeans

    I’m loving Milk’s sign!

  • http://www.makinggoodchoicesblog.com Nicole @ Making Good Choices

    Have a very happy fourth! Those baked goods do look like their specialty yum! I am barbecuing today and tomorrow to celebrate. Have a good one!

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    Have a great 4th! Now I need to go and check out that giveaway!!!

  • http://rainforestgurl.blogspot.com/ Melissa @ Tryingtoheal

    oh that sammie looks awesome! so does the salad! sadness not having room for those baked goods, they look delicious too!

  • http://ambeegs.blogspot.com Amber

    I LOVE Milk! My friend took me there earlier this year and I had one of the best milkshakes I have ever had. Did you see that the main baker was just featured on a recent episode of Cupcake Wars? I can’t wait to go back there!