(504) 309- 3310
710 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115.
Mon-Sat: 11am - 9pm Closed Sunday
Catering and Pick-Up Available, Please Call!
The Milk Bar, in New Orleans, is a family owned and operated cafe, selling hot sandwiches, salads, and milkshakes.
Inta (an Aussie) and Kevin (a Brit) met, married, and stayed in New Orleans, raising four children in the Big Easy.
Why the milk bar?
Every town in Australia had a Milk Bar: a place to buy the newspaper, grab some small groceries, meet friends for a cappuccino, and get something good to eat for a reasonable price. Kids, with their pocket money, were always going to a Milk Bar to buy lollies (candy) and ice cream.
Traditionally, Milk Bars were run by Greek and Italian immigrants. The first one opened in Sydney in 1932, modeled after an American soda fountain. They soon became very popular, and spread across the country, quickly becoming an important part of Australian culture.
Today, Milk Bars are few and far between, having folded under the weight of fast food chains. So if you are lucky enough to find one still open, drop in, say "g’day," and order some lunch. You won't be disappointed.
All Australians, young and old, hold many fond memories of their local Milk Bar.