Autumn days and a leisurely lunch at the French Milk Bar

Hudson amongst the leaves in the yard
Hudson amongst the leaves in the yard

There has been a very distinct crispness in the air of late signalling that autumn has well and truly arrived here in lovely Melbourne town. My maple tree is dropping leaves as we speak and Hudson as usual is revelling in play amongst the fallen leaves that are a melange of autumn hues scattered about the yard.

It really is a delight to see, and being my favourite time of the year there is nothing like putting on the warm woollens and getting out and about to soak up the flavour of the season. So with that thought in mind dear husband and I with puppy in tow decided to wander down to a local haunt for some seasonal eats.

The French Milk Bar is a relatively new feature in our locale, and it’s certainly becoming one of my firm favourites for al fresco lunching especially since most outings we usually have Hudson with us. We have certainly gotten used to dining outdoors because of him and that’s ok, he’s a keen people watcher but most importantly is a very well-behaved pup which makes cafe dining so much easier. The fact he is too cute for his own good usually translates into lots of pats and smiles from passer-bys that have taken a shine to him and it’s hard not to with a face like that.

Must get the leaf!
Must get the leaf!

But getting back to the treats we enjoyed at the French Milk Bar, they certainly hit the spot hunger wise. With a short and simple menu to ponder, we settled on duck a l’orange and a hearty french onion soup with Gruyère toast and below is a peek at those dishes. All in all the food and atmosphere did not disappoint and I cannot wait to spend another lazy afternoon there for some more yummy goodness. Bon appetit!

Special du jour - duck a l'orange
Special du jour – duck a l’orange
Deliciously hearty french onion soup
Deliciously hearty french onion soup
Creme cafe s'il vous plait
Cafe creme s’il vous plait
Happy customer - enjoying the view from Stuart's lap.
Happy customer – enjoying the view from Stuart’s lap.
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