the milk bar | north park

Last weekend after we ate some burgers, I made Jake drive by a new spot so I could try out some cookies and crazy flavored milks. The spot? The Milk Bar. The Milk Bar is located adjacent to Streetcar Merchants in North Park. The space is actually open so you can walk right into Streetcar from Milk Bar and vice versa. 

Cookies at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

It’s a pretty simple little setup inside. There’s a counter that displays the sweet treats being offered that day. They had six items available on my visit: cereal bar treats plus five kinds of cookies.

Menu at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

In addition to cookies, you can order a milkshake, ice cream, floats, and even beer floats.

Cookies at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

I only popped in real quick to get some cookies and milk since we had trouble finding parking. Jake was circling around while I stopped in to get my cookie fix. They had five cookies available that day and I got all of them – except for the oatmeal raisin. I decided to pass on the cereal treat as well. 

Milk and Beer Case at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

Near the cookies are a case full of beers and handcrafted milks.

Milk Bottles at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

The milks come in all kinds of flavors like Franken Berry, Frosted Flakes, Trix, Honey Nut Cherrios (a lot of cereal ones) along with Nutella, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Strawberry milk. I believe you can also use these milks to flavor up a milkshake!

Peanut Butter Milk and a Sugar Cookie at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

I decided to try the Peanut Butter milk ($3) which was INSANELY good. You can see in the photo that the peanut butter stuff has settled on top of the milk so you need to shake it up really well before you drink it. It’s VERY intense and incredibly rich – I only managed to drink a little bit of it! It tasted like drinking a super concentrated peanut butter drink – but I think it would be amazing in a milkshake! I’d actually cut it with more milk to reduce the intensity of it – but it was very delicious and so flavorful. I can only imagine what the other milks would taste like! 

Sugar Cookie with Sprinkles at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

My favorite cookie of the bunch was this simple, yet quite large, sprinkled sugar cookie ($3). The sugar cookie had a nice crispy outer edge while maintaining a very soft interior. I loved the simple glaze on top and all of the colorful, crunchy sprinkles. This was everyone’s (Jake, T, and I) favorite of the cookies we tried. So simple and so good! 

Classic Cookies at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

I tried all of the Classic Cookies ($1.50 each) that were available as well. On top is a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookie. The one in the middle is Peanut Butter and the cookie on the bottom is chocolate chip.

These cookies all seemed to have the same batter, just with different flavors/fillings inside of them. The White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookie didn’t quite do it for me, it seemed to be a little too sweet.

Chocolate Chip Cookie and Peanut Butter Cookie at The Milk Bar | North Park - San Diego, CA

Of the remaining two, I preferred the chocolate chip (on the left) over the peanut butter cookie. Both were on the harder/crunchier side. I wished the chocolate chip had more chips in it and that it wasn’t quite as hard. I like cookies with a crispy edge but are still a bit soft in the middle so these didn’t quite do it for me like the sugar cookie did. 

I’d totally return to the Milk Bar to try more of their crazy flavorful milks though and to buy more sugar cookies and perhaps try out a milkshake! It’s a nice little shop for a quick dessert fix.

The Milk Bar (FB)
2940 Lincoln Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 546-9010


The next day we took the dogs out for a beautiful walk at Harbor Island. 


Here’s a slightly better shot… of Maya, at least. 


We live in such a pretty town, don’t we?



Harbor Island is a good two mile walk if you go from tip to tip (roundtrip). It’s a nice, flat, paved path with a beautiful view of the harbor and the city. I keep trying to think of different places to take the dogs (and ourselves) out for walks!


The dogs were totally pooped after our nice walk. 


All three of them took a nap in the car! How’s that for a good walk? I’ll have to find another spot for us to go walking!

2 thoughts on “the milk bar | north park

  1. Awwww, tired doggies! I”m sure they had fun exploring beautiful San Diego with you and Jake.

    TC TOTALLY wants to go here. I’d try a cookie and maybe a sip of her milk (milk and I aren’t friends anymore and I don’t want to take a lactaid pill).

    1. Hi CC! The dogs did have fun – they love going for walks! Milk and I have come to an agreement – I don’t overdo it and my stomach doesn’t kill me for it. I couldn’t drink a whole container! Way too rich though! I bet they taste great in milkshakes!

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