Milk Bar Café
9/16 Ashgrove Ave
Go for a trip down memory lane at this cute recreated milk bar, the likes of which have long disappeared from Brisbane’s streets.
Here malted milks, spider drinks, banana splits, sundaes, vintage cupcakes, cones of hot chips, old-fashioned burgers and toasted sandwiches are the order of the day - not just for the nostalgic but as a whole new-fangled cuisine for children who thought spiders were arachnids and the Beatles a bunch of insects.
Co-existing happily with the best of the past (including a mix of music from Frank Sinatra to The Beatles) is the best of today, with Merlo coffee, a thoroughly modern breakfast menu (including an all-day option of The Works) and milkshakes flavours they could only have dreamt of back then, such as butterscotch, mango and lime and hazelnut.
And in another unheard-of-in-the-1950’s twist, dogs are most welcome to join their owners at the outside terrace, which has a rail for securing them and is owned by Milk Bar Café itself. BYO water bowl.