If you ask any foodie from the Bicester/Oxfordshire area where the best place to grab brekkie, brunch or lunch nearby is, I’d put money on them saying The Milk Shed.
I just can’t quite express how much I love this place… and its Milwaukee rye.
Located in Weston-on-the-Green, a cute village just off of the A34, M40 and 4 miles from Bicester, The Milk Shed is the perfect stop off point for a comforting meal in the countryside before heading towards the craziness of Bicester Village (or if you’re locals – heading in the opposite direction and avoiding it like the plague).
The Milk Shed is based on Manor Farm and offers a true country café experience combined with the trendiness and attention to detail of a café in the city (plus a few more horses).
The inside of The Milk Shed has a homely, farm-kitchen feel.
Rustic, chunky wooden tables are dotted around the café and are complemented by fresh flowers and The Milk Shed logo’s blue stools and seats. Stools are perched along a bench in the centre of the room scattered with newspapers and magazines – the perfect spot for those looking for a relaxing space to do some work – and cute touches such as, fairy lights, picture walls and ‘meet the team’ blackboards give it that added personal and cosy feel.
Every time I’ve visited The Milk Shed it’s been buzzing. From families and yummy mummies to pensioners and couples, people flood to this café every day of the week (minus Mondays when it’s closed) for a bite of their delicious menu and an inevitable ice cream or milkshake as a pud.
Lucie (the owner) makes her own ice cream on site and sources her produce from the farm and surrounding areas. The menu boasts café classics such as, eggs on toast (£7.25), club sarnie (£9.50) and brioche French toast (£6.95) as well as, more unique dishes including squid stew (£10.95), Milwaukee rye with avocado, halloumi and roasted toms (£8.50, my fave – see pic below) and chorizo crostini (£9.50).
Don’t forget to also keep an eye out for their daily specials on the black board and their cakes on the counter.
In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere of the café, The Milk Shed is all counter service (which also means you’re more likely to be tempted by the goodies on the counter – well played Milk Shed). The staff are lovely and friendly and are always happy to offer out ice cream tasters to ensure you make the right flavour choice…
Their comfortable seating area outside means you can bask in the sunshine in the summer and the shop – Heart and Soul – opposite is definitely worth a mooch.
The Milk Shed is flexible, which is why I love it so much. You can pop in for a coffee and a slice of cake or a sit down meal with wine. They also host Supper Clubs so keep an eye out on their social media for updates on when the next one will be!
The food at The Milk Shed is infused with the passion and love of the people who work there, which is what makes it so blinking delicious! When you’re next in the Bicester area, make sure you pop in for a bite to eat (**cough** get the Milwaukee rye)!
Please note: this is not a sponsored post and, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.