Miltonis a man (an imaginary one at that) of many faces. He’s a florist, an art gallery, and yes, a shop boasting a wonderful gamut of Maytide jewels, Wunderplant homewares, Truffaux hats & Wootten shoes. He has been a working studio in the past. Now, Milton is also a café.
The background ofMilton’s caretakers, Amy Wright and Jess Cameron-Wootten reflects this diversity. Amy is a florist and floral artist creating textiles and fine art with a botanical bent. Jess Cameron-Wootten follows in the footsteps of his father by fashioning bespoke footwear. Recently this super-duo has become a trio as, virtually on a whim, Alison Lloyd (ex-Cutler & co, Vue de Monde, Stokehouse) has come aboard to add a culinary feather toMilton’s already laden bow.
Eschewing the slick appeal of surrounding venues, the café calledMiltonpromises a modern take on “lunch at Nanna’s”. The only thingMiltonwill take seriously about coffee is that it tastes good. Five Senses will be his brew of choice, poured from a window out onto the street if a speedy caffeine fix is what visitors call for or if prams or bags prove too cumbersome to come and sit inside.
If I could defineMiltonas any one thing it would simply be “welcoming”.