10 Apr 2014

Easter Trading Hours 
Closed 18th April

Re-open 5th May

Have a nice Easter, rest, eat chocolate (not to much) and go on new adventures.

We look forward to seeing you when you return on the 5th May.


14 Mar 2014

Wow we have almost been here for 2 months now, how time flies. We have learnt so much in this short amount of time and I'm sure we will continue to learn. Thank you everyone for coming and hanging out with us in our little cafe.

It has been great to learn about our suppliers and where everything comes from. I love going to the Harvest Market every Saturday to pick up fresh and local ingredients for your all the enjoy.

We have started up some workshops again to make sure you pop over and check out the time table to see what the next class will be. http://themilkbarcafeworkshop.blogspot.com.au/p/workshops-schedule.html
We had a Screen Printing Workshop on the 10th of March which was so much fun. Check out the awesome talent these kids have.

Coming up in a Knitting workshop, make sure you book in we would love to see you there.

1 Feb 2014

Hello & Thank you

Hi everyone,
Thank you for an awesome couple of weeks.
We have had a great time getting to meet you all and settling into the Milkbar.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Rob & Bek

16 Dec 2013

Milkbar Summer Trading

Mon, Dec 23rd:    8am - 4:30pm
Tue, Dec 24th:        8am - 2:30pm
Dec 25th - Jan 12th:       CLOSED
Mon, Jan 13th onward:     Open as usual

15 Aug 2013

Dear Customers,

We’re taking a short break. We will be closed from Mon 19th – Fri 23rd. We will resume trading as usual on Monday August 26th.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Kind regards,
Isis & Damien

18 Jun 2013

25 Feb 2013

Cute Crochet Workshop This Weekend

You can make this! and lots of other super cute crochet soft toys in our Amigurumi workshop this Saturday.

Don't let the hard to pronounce name put you off, it's much easier to do than you think - even complete beginners can come along. There will be a range of patterns on hand with something for every skill level. The workshop will begin with an introduction/refresher to crochet for those who need it.

You can make Strawberries, Apples, Icecreams, Owls, Cats, Monsters and more. We've had this cute little apple and an icecream cone in the shop for a few weeks and the kidlets are loving them silly!

Everything you'll need is included in the workshop price, including coffee and treats. See below for details...

1 – 3pm, Saturday March 2nd
In the Milkbar Workshop
 $40 per person
Learn to Crochet Amigurumi, or 'small stuffed toys', with Cecily Rosol. In this workshop you will learn the Magin Loop method and basic crochet stitches. You will choose from a number of patterns, of all skill levels from beginner to pro, so this workshop is suitable for everyone! Adorn your world with endless possibilities amigurumi ice creams, owls, cats, fruit monsters - amigurumi anything!

Included in your workshop:
A coffee/hot chocolate/chai/tea and tasty treats.
All the yarns and patterns you will need, plus a crochet hook that you can keep.

Skills needed:
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced crocheters. There will be a range of patterns to choose from to work on in the workshop, with something for all skill levels.

What to bring:
You won’t need to bring anything for this workshop.
Ages 16+ unless accompanied by an adult.

Bookings Essential
Call: 0406 422 424
Email: hello@themilkbarcafe.com.au
Drop by the Cafe + Workshop: 139 St John Street, Launceston

27 Nov 2012

Last workshop for the year!

Embroidered Merit Badges
with Mae Finayson

Saturday, 8th December - Last workshop for the year!
10am - Noon
In the Milkbar Workshop
Includes tea & sweets
All materials provided

Embroider your own merit badges! Mae will teach you traditional embroidery techniques which you will use to make sweet little merit badges from felt & embroidery floss. Keep for your self or give as gifts to reward your friends for their unique merits.
Ages 16+, unless accompanied by an adult.

Bookings Essential
Please book and pay in advance at Milkbar
139 St John Street, Launceston.
or by emailing: hello@themilkbarcafe.com.au

6 Nov 2012

Movember at Milkbar

Yes, it's that time of year again - when those special guys in your lives turn in to Dirty Mexicans, 70s Film Stars, or Bikies  -  it's Movember folks!

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health.

This year Damien is yet again growing a moustache to raise funds for & awareness of men's health.
Of course, he had to shave it all off and start from scratch, so here he is on day 2 of Movember. You can support him here, and feel free to join the Milkbar team if you like!

Sven the deer can be found hanging out in the front window of late, and is also on the Milkbar team, but is only sporting a few whiskers as yet. We will keep you updated on their progress.

Happy Movember!

24 Oct 2012

Holly Leonardson pops up at Milkbar

Hi everyone, we hope you spring is going just swell!

This week we are lucky to have Holly Leonardson (aka Pannikin) come and set up her little pop-up shop at Milkbar. Her illustration-based jewellery and accessories with childhood references are handmade and designed in right here in Launceston. She also has some original vintage-image-filled collages and gift cards available, but I'm particularly fond of her little button sets... wouldn't they look sweet down the front of a blouse?

Holly is happiest in her colourful trinket-filled studio, sitting at the desk creating all sorts of things with materials crowded around her and a decent mix-tape of 1960s tunes. And a little bit of here craftiness shows through in her product range; which includes not only button sets but also quilt inspired brooches, bobbin earrings, and cute thread holders.

Why not pop in and our check out her work? Her creations will be in the workshop for the following month... perfect timing for any little holiday gifts.

x isis

11 Sep 2012

Milkbar hearts Mako

Mako has her beautiful sketches, featuring Launceston cafes, on display at Milkbar at the moment. Come and check them out, they are super cute! She will also hold an informal portraits session here on Thursday 20th Sept, from 2 - 4pm. Bring your family and or friends along to have a small portrait sketch done for just $25. x

Here are some drawings she has done of Milkbar :D

27 Aug 2012


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Hi all, just letting you know we will no longer open on Saturdays. A big thanks to everyone who has made Milkbar their stompin' ground of a Saturday. 'Twas lots of fun, but we need more time to recover from
our busy weekdays.

If you're looking for a Ritual coffee made on Elgaar milk, I highly recommend you head down to Harvest Market (www.harvestmarket.org.au).
We'll probably see you there!!

x Isis + Damien

ps. we will still be holding workshops on Saturdays, but the cafe won't be open.