Mileto’s-Broadsheet, 29th March 2011

Photography: Liz McLeish

Mileto’s in Windsor – A Family Affair

This warm Italian family puts a new spin on an old favourite at their cafe in Windsor.

Situated at the Windsor end of Chapel Street, former butchery and deli Mileto’s has been re-vamped into a homely cafe, specialising in classic Italian fare.

Owned and run for five or six years by husband and wife Laura and Pepe Mileto, the cafe operates as a family affair, with son James at the coffee machine and daughter Sarah behind the counter.

While Mileto’s offers a basic breakfast and lunch menu (with plans to expand into dinner as well), 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 still offers the deli-style produce it was originally known for, 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.

Mileto’s-Broadsheet, 29th March 2011

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