MILK, Balham

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I’m gonna speak for everyone when and admit I am a bit of a basic betch when it comes to brunchin’.

I am aaall over smashed avo on sourdough, flatties (flat whites, FYI), fancy stacks of pancakes and some sort of green juice. I know, who do I think I am? I just can’t get enough of the stuff and I ain’t ashamed.

When the weekend rolls around, brunch is always on the agenda. Our feast is usually created by the first one up and eaten in bed / on the sofa watching Saturday Kitchen Live, coz who actually has £15 to spend on brunch on the reg?

BUT sometimes I just need a little brunch adventure, as a lovely relaxed way to discover new corners of London, foodie gems and an excuse to catch up with friends. I was long overdue a chinwag with my lovely pal Emily, who blogs over at Auburn Antics. We are both lovers of brunch (basic blogger gals, hello) so we fancied pushing the boat out.

If you are hungry this weekend and fancy a bangin’ brunch in London, I have just the place. Let me introduce you to MILK.


You will find MILK in Balham, about a 3 minute walk from the tube. It is nestled in a lovely little cobbled side street complete with flower sellers and cheese stalls (with tasters, btw), my kinda place!


The queue isn’t too bad, we were only waiting around 10 mins and we arrived slap bang on 11 o’clock, prime brunch time.

As soon as you step in, the food envy begins. Each and every dish just looks SO incredible. We had to think long and hard before making any choices, so we ordered some bevs to mull over.

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Silky lattes.

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AND the best phone case I have ever seen. Skinny Dip London, you da best. Shame I can’t get one for my brick of a Samsung, ey!

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We finally ordered.

Whenever there are GF pancakes on offer, I am ALL over it. Just look at these babies.

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Buckwheat pancakes, wild agriculture raspberries, meadowsweet almond crumb, caramelised goat’s cream (oh JEEZ) and fennel flowers.

Perhaps the sexiest plate of food I’ve ever eaten?

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The best thing about brunching with fellow bloggers is the shameless snappin’.

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No qualms or awkward vibes as you both stand up to get the perfect birds eye view shot (above), all the angles and close ups. It’s aaall good.

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Emily went for the baked eggs, grilled kaeserkrainer (sausage with CHEESE running through it) house made labne, wild ramson, dill & chive flowers.

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For the meat eaters out there, I’m not gonna lie, the cheese and sausage combo looks preeetty damn tasty.

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We devoured our food whilst catching up on everything and anything, vowing not to leave it this long until our next brunch date!

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Or maybe we could pop back to sample the cake…

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Feelin’ full and very satisfied, we headed back out into the sunshine to soak up the most of this mini heatwave we seem to be having in London at the mo. It is sweaty. It is glorious.

If you have a corker of a brunch place that I need to check out, lemme know. The more the merrier!


As always, feel free to come and say ‘ello over on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin and Snapchat (immymay)

  • Tonka07

    I love a good brunch. This place look amazing. The food seems incredible. Is it expensive? xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • Coorrr me too, it is always a bit of a special occasion for me! It was so delicious, I could have had everything on the menu haha! It was kinda middle of the road, all dishes were about £7-8 – not the cheapest, but the quality was amazing so totally worth it! Thank you for stopping by lovely lady :) Immy

      • Tonka07

        That doesn’t sound very expensive. I’m always willing to give a little bit more money for a good meal. xx

        • Yeah that was my thoughts too! I will pay a bit more for something I will remember :) let me know what you think if you check it out! Immy x

          • Tonka07

            I definitely will! xo

  • Oh lavely, I think I will check this out when I’m next home! Were there lots of GF options? x

    • Oooh yes you have to! When are ya next home? It would be great to grab a coffee/cocktail! There wasn’t too many to be honest, but I do believe they cater for GF on request! Immy x

      • Oh nice! Yes I would love to! I am back in August but only for 4 days sadly and my evenings are looking pretty jam-packed at the moment… guessing you’re at work during the day? I am moving back in Jan/Feb next year though, would love to do something then. I am guessing you’re a SW London gal too? xx

  • Gen

    Wow this place looks so nice, that latte looks yummmmm (:

    Gen | Raspberry Notes!

    • It was so lovely! Always makes a difference when the decor is beautiful too :) Could deefffinitely do with that latte right now, thank the lawwwd it is almost Friday! Immy x

  • Ohhh yes this looks so good! I’ve been meaning to go here for ageees!

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • Ah you must go soon, it is so deelish! I can’t believe it has took me this long to go haha! Hope you are well lovely lady :) Immy x

  • Lovely post my dear!
    Was a pleasure to see you & pretty please can we organise another one soon!
    Auburn Antics

    • Here thank you chick! It was so lovely to see you :) Yes yes we must! Immy x

  • Those pancakes look divine! A good stack o’ pancakes & a strong flat white, are definitely my idea of Sunday perfection :) xx

    • Aw man, you just can’t beat it can ya?! I could definitely do with that right now! Immy x

  • I’ve been wanting to try MILK for ages – looks so good! Steph xx