Food and Drink South Eastern Suburbs

Review: Good Times Milk Bar, Bentleigh

Good Times is a cool funky “milk bar” style cafe boasting a large dog-friendly outdoor area and attached late-night burger window.

Good Times Milk Bar – The Overview…

Food: Dippy Eggs, French Toast, Chilli Scrambled

The details…

Good Times 2020 update

Good Times has made a few changes these year to make those good times even better, Before you get into our review below here’s a couple of new things to note.

Good Times now have a new menu it’s a little smaller, but more wide ranging! We can’t wait to try the Heirloom Tomatoes and the Breakfast Sandwich.

Good Time Burger Window is also sadly no more (to be honest though, there’s plenty of good burgers available locally and we think they’re new venture is much more unique). Replacing this is their Tropico Taqueria, with a focus on five varieties of soft shell tacos, quesadillas, light snacks; guacamole, chargrilled sweet corn and paprika gems as well as a kids mini Mexican offering. They look tasty, they’re affordable and they give you that choice between street food snack and full on family feast! We’ll let you know a verdict once we’ve tried them but we’re definitely excited.

Tacos from Good Times Milk Bar Bentleigh
Photo by Jake Roden

Good Times 2019 review

Bentleigh locals will be familiar with the instantly recognisable Good Times, the bright pink unit lighting up what was once an unremarkable set of shop-fronts. Inside, the baby pink theme continues into a spacious and trendy venue. There’s a nod to traditional milk bars with the detailing on the counter, but beyond this Good Times is about as far from old-fashioned as it gets.

Dippy Eggs - Good Times Milk Bar - Bentleigh

We started with the dippy eggs which are presented in a super-cute pink egg box. The dish is a lot of fun. The eggs were perfectly cooked – dippy yellow and hard white. (I’m a bit of a dippy egg connoisseur 🙈). We love the pecorino soldiers too; they are much more interesting that just normal bread and give the dish a real grown up feel and a richer flavour, and it was nice to have a variety of things to dip them in or top your eggs with.

Chilli Scrambled - Good Times Milk Bar - Bentleigh

The Chilli scrambled had lots more colour than typically seen, although it was quite small compared to many similar dishes available locally. There was a bit of heat but nothing too spicy and the dish had a slight Mexican twist with the tortilla and guacamole. It was a tasty, enjoyable dish but it definitely felt like they were trying to play a little safe and they definitely could have pushed the envelope a lot more on this dish to make it really stand out.

French Toast - Good Times Milk Bar - Bentleigh

Finally we finished with the French toast, a quite refined and muted sweet dish. I liked that it wasn’t overly “fun” and that there had been more thought put into the flavours than it’s ability to look nice on Instagram. It’s a real pull back from previous sweet dishes on the menu, and it’s the first one I’d happily go back and order again and again. The classic banana-caramel combo worked perfectly, helped by the fact they didn’t make the toast itself too sweet. The creamy lemon curd just added a nice zing to the dish also – it’s a really yummy brunch dish.

Brunch at Good Times Milk Bar - Bentleigh

I enjoyed Good Times, and after a couple of years in Bentleigh I do feel they’re finally starting to find their feet as a popular, local cafe instead of just a brunch destination on a Pinterest list of “places I must eat”.

Everything else…


Address: 83 Tucker Road, Bentleigh

Opening Times: 

Mon 7:30am – 3pm
Tue 7:30am – 3pm
Wed 7:30am – 3pm
Thu 7:30am – 3pm (Tropico Taqueria 4pm-9pm)
Fri 7:30am – 3pm (Tropico Taqueria 4pm-9pm)
Sat 8am – 4pm (Tropico Taqueria 4pm-9pm)
Sun 8am – 4pm

Parking:  There’s street parking nearby – you can park on most of Tucker Road and its side streets.

Getting here on PT: The 627 and 701 buses stop nearby (alight at Tucker Road) and it’s probably walkable from Patterson Train Station (allow about 20 minutes).

Good Times Milk Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Good Times Milk Bar, Bentleigh. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.

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