A sweet sense of nostalgia
THERE is a real trend to repurposing old buildings into something new and exciting.
But when the kids in Ocean Grove found out their local milk bar was undergoing a change, they made their feelings known.
Bites on Sunset, full of nostalgia with gourmet burgers, milkshakes and lots of other delicious treats, opened in August.
Husband and wife Dale Barker and Liz Kondys said when they decided to convert their neighbourhood milk bar into an eatery, their original plan was to scrap the lolly section. Mr Barker said children were stopping in to make sure their favourite part of the space was set to remain during the complete overhaul of the rundown milk bar.
“Kids were asking us during fit-out if we were still going to do lollies,” Mr Barker said. “So we decided to keep them.”
As well as the favourite sweets, patrons can still get their bottle of milk and newspaper.
“We’re not a milk bar, we’re not a cafe, we’re not a takeaway shop — we’re a bit of everything,” Ms Kondys said.
Read all about the rejuvenated milk bar and try your hand at a mouth-watering pavlova recipe in gt.
LOLLY SCRAMBLE: Lix Kondys and Dale Barker run Bites On Sunset.