Amongst all the million dollar realty of Waston’s Bay sits a little Milk Bar, poignant against the idyllic scenery of the harbour.
In what is a nostalgic tribute to small communities and the way things were, the Milk bar always has just what you need. If you run out of milk, run out of butter, run out of whatever, the Milk bar will have you covered. It’s set up like that, it’s a good little spot for a coffee and a newspaper, a pie or a sandwich, you know the place, its familiar.
“You know everyone by name here, and it’s gotten to the point where we know people’s coffee orders too.” George Georgiou explains.
The neighbourly cornerstone has been a part of the community since 1958, before it was taken over by brother Con and George Georgiou in 2013. It’s a nice change from the rest of Sydney, where their seems to be a chain of convenience store popping up I every neighbourhood.
“We just wanted to freshen it up, not lose its old school vibe but just clean it up and really bring coffee to the neighbourhood as well as simple café food: you know bacon and egg roll’s.” George continues.
“Con is always doing things for the local community, we are very involved in what is happening around us. I think its part of our success as well, It’s important for us.”
It is adorned with little remnants of simpler times when the General store was the cornerstone of the community. Kids off from school still come past on their bikes asking the staff for a Kit Kat and a sausage roll, a staple combination in any school kids diet.
“Kids still come past after school for their milkshakes and lollies, things don’t really ever change.”
If you’re in the area pop in for a dose of nostalgia, a homemade Greek spanakopita and a great coffee at:
Watson’s Bay Milk Bar and General Store
10 Military Road, Watsons Bay