Friends of Flossie

Eat Streets of Marrickville, from Daggy to Hipster in 50 years

During the 70s, Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west was a Greek enclave. Greek migration to Australia gained momentum after WWII but Greek cafes and milk bars had existed in Australia since the 1920s and 1930s and were very much responsible for introducing American fast food to a movie-loving public who couldn’t get enough of hot dogs, burgers, fries and shakes. Milk Bars were¬†usually¬†situated next door to cinemas.