When Nicole and Luke Milanko moved in above a closed restaurant, they accidentally opened their own. Luke and his father originally built the site Little Guildford is now housed in.
The downstairs transformation was arguably harder. It took the Milankos two-and-half years to revamp the empty space at night and on weekends while both working full-time jobs.
They used recycled materials throughout, giving the family oriented space a rustic feel. It’s fitting for Guildford, a suburb that prides itself on being one of the first settlements in WA.
The likeable breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings feature the usual mix of cultures found on “Australian” menus. It’s not unusual to see a dish such as nasi goreng appear alongside avocado smash; or a curry alongside fish of the day. The menus are updated regularly with feedback from customers and staff.
There’s also a tight wine list featuring bottles from the main WA wine regions. Local Swan Valley coffee roaster, Fiori supplies the beans.
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