The Olympia Milk Bar is on Sydney's premier boulevarde of beauty Parramatta Road in Sydney's suburb of Stanmore. The long time owner is not generally sociable and does not like photos being taken in his shop. He ran the shop with his brother until his brother died, and he now runs it on his own. If the owner likes the look of you, he may turn the lighting on. If he doesn't like the look of you, he may well tell you to get out.
The Stanmore picture theatre used to be next door and the shop did a roaring trade with theatre patrons. Alas the theatre was demolished. I doubt the Olympia Milk Bar is profitable at all now, but it lives on.
OMG, there is even a Face Book group for it with 700 members.
Photos by Arthurly. While at times we lament the loss of our local milk bars, some have lived on well past their use date.
Most of the chocolate and lolly boxes are empty. Apparently the cigarettes he sells are years old.