The Milk Bar – North Park


We got a chance to check out The Milk Bar in North Park back in February and heard some mixed reviews. Most of the not so nice reviews were not because of the quality or the taste, but rather the service. We didn’t have any problems with the service on our visit. In fact, the gentleman manning the register was quite nice. It did just open not long ago so maybe they were working through some things in the beginning. The Milk Bar is owned by Streetcar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Donuts, & Coffee. There’s also a corridor that connects the two shops for easy perusing and subsequent snacking. IMG_1813

You can’t help but love to see milk mustaches on some very famous icons. IMG_1810IMG_1809

There were about a dozen different flavored milks to choose from. They also serve beer and milk stouts on tap.IMG_1818IMG_1817

What also caught my eye were the ginormous cookies in the display. I had to get my hands on one of these.
Ever look at the ceiling at a restaurant and business and realize there’s something above you? Don’t forget to do that here as you’ll be met with dozens of clocks overhead. IMG_1821

Our friends got the Milk Bar which had chocolate chips, walnuts, oats, and coconut flakes? It was pretty tasty and had a nice chewy texture.IMG_1823

I love anything and everything cookies and cream. Their cookies and cream cookie was not bad. I was expecting more of an oreo taste to it. The texture was also chewy and I wished in the end it was warmed up so you got an ooey gooey mess.


Our friends went with the Strawberry Almond Milk and decided to make it a milk shake. The milk itself costs about $4.50 and to make it a shake costs about $2 extra. I can’t remember the exact cost and they didn’t have any pricing listed or any sort of menu. I’m not sure if that is on purpose because people might think it to be a little steep paying $6.50 for a milk shake or what. But all that aside, I rather enjoyed the strawberry almond milk shake. It had a good level of sweetness to it that didn’t overwhelm you. IMG_1830

I was having a hard time deciding between Frosted Flakes and Cinnamon Toast Crunch but ultimately went with CTC because I thought it would taste better as a shake. I’m glad I did. I was one of those kids who relished drinking the leftover cereal milk after all the bits of cereal were gone. The milk tastes just like you threw a handful of cinnamon toast crunch in a container and shook it up with milk. Adding vanilla ice cream to it though made it that much better. If it weren’t for the cost I probably would come back often to get this again and again. It’s just plain good old fun and who doesn’t like fun? My biggest pet peeve was the lack of a menu and the price is a little more than I would like to pay. I later saw they offer ice cream cereal sandwiches which would be interesting to try. But on the flip side, they only use half of the milk bottle to make your shake so you have leftover milk to enjoy. Next time I find myself eating fried chicken next door I’m sure I’ll saunter over to see what’s being served over at The Milk Bar.

Our friend Kirbie also visited. See what she got! 


The Milk Bar
2940 Lincoln Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104

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About Darren

Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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