In Australia, an isolated shop
, usually in residential
often set up in what used to be a house, selling:
ball point pens
chocolate in bar, block, or gift-box form
lemonade and other softdrinks
pies, pasties and sausage rolls
and often newspapers.
Milk Bars are generally family businesses.
No true Milk Bar is a part of a franchise or chain, and in fact it is the chain
"convenience stores" such as 7-eleven and FoodPlus, along with 24 hour
supermarkets, which are driving many Milk Bars out of business.
In New Zealand, Milk Bars are called Dairys.