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A small shop and/or cafe, often part of a larger shop, that sells fast food and a range of dairy based beverages such as milkshakes and ice creams; a deli or delicatessen.

In the 1930's, Mr Adams opened a shop in Martin Place in Sydney based on the American diner concept. "Instead of selling sodas he'd sell milkshakes and hence why he called the business a milk bar — they'd sell milkshakes and you're served on a bar," Mr Donnelly said