Once a butcher and deli at the Windsor end of Chapel Street, Mileto’s has been re-vamped into a homely cafe, specialising in classic Italian fare. The cafe is a family affair, run by owners Laura and Pepe Mileto with son, James, at the coffee machine and daughter, Sarah, behind the counter.
While Mileto’s offers a basic breakfast and lunch menu, they also make a variety of healthy soups, salads and sandwiches, available to eat in or takeaway. Renowned for their minestrone soup and porterhouse-steak sandwich, ingredients are often sourced from Melbourne’s farmers’ markets.
The space itself is generous yet cosy and, the much deli-style produce that the shop was originally known for is still proudly displayed by the counter. Adding to the ambience, potted herbs line the windowsill, and three-seater wooden tables are scattered throughout.
Originally from South Gippsland, the Miletos also offer a variety of take-home pastas, oils and produce from their hometown, presented along the left-hand wall.