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Malted Milks & Soda Spiders at Australia’s Oldest Milk Bar

No visit to Broken Hill is complete without a trip to Bells Milk Bar, Australia’s oldest continuously running milk bar! Even though it’s been around since 1892, today you can have a similar experience at Bells as you could have had in the 1950s or 1960s. Imagine sipping a malted milk or traditional soda spider amidst the original chrome fittings and furniture while listening to the ‘latest’ 1950s music or reading a 1956 magazine.  You can choose from over 50 original recipe traditional drink flavours, and they’re all made using Bells own handmade syrups and cordials, manufactured in small batches right here on the premises, just like they always have. History has been restored, refreshed and revived, and stepping into the multi-tourism award-winning Bells Milk Bar is like stepping back in time.

After your indulgence, check out the Milk Bar Museum where you can learn all about the fascinating world of Australia’s milk bars and cafés and gain a valuable insight into a part of our 20th century social history that has all but disappeared.

Stepping back in time doesn’t mean you can’t take the future with you. Bells serves only organic single origin espresso coffee and a range of herbal teas. Customer facilities such as free wireless Internet, customer toilets and the baby change room means that you can hang around a while and soak up the atmosphere.

Click on the links below to find more information on Bells Milk Bar & Museum…

Milkshake & Spider Flavours List

People have been traveling from far and wide to Bells Milk Bar for ‘out of this world’ malted milks and soda spiders for generations.

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Bells Milk Bar Menu

Feeling adventurous? At Bells you can choose from over 50 flavours of old style traditional recipe milkshakes and soda spiders, not to mention dozens of desserts including old style parfait sundaes (Long Johns), fresh baked Belgian waffles and ice cream or simple hot apple pie and ice cream.

Bells Milk Bar Menu

Bells Syrups & Cordials

Bells original 1950’s recipe syrups and cordials…
Handmade in Broken Hill Outback NSW

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Bells Milk Bar & Museum Location

Bells Milk Bar and Museum is located in Patton Village, South Broken Hill, the Patton Street shopping precinct. We’re directly opposite Patton Street Park, right next door to the post office in the middle of the group of shops. Look for the alien and space ship on the roof!