An Australian-style milk bar will be opening later this year in Salt Lake City.
A milk bar — in case you’re wondering — is Australia’s name for a corner store, where neighbors can get hot coffee, a quick bite to eat and maybe some candy or ice cream.
The Salt Lake City version will be called Milk Bar by Five5eeds and it will take shape this summer in the brick building that once was home to Charley Hafen Jewelry at 1409 S. 900 East.
The owners are waiting for permits from the city to start the remodel, said Five5eeds general manager Gabriel Chaparro. The tentative opening is August.
Milk Bar will be the second Australian-themed restaurant from owners Andrew and Tiffany Percy. In 2015, the couple opened Five5eeds Cafe in Park City. That full-service restaurant replicated the breakfast cafes — or brekkies — the couple enjoyed while growing up in Australia.
It’s named for the Percys’ five children, who attend Rowland Hall — so the couple are in Salt Lake City a lot, Chaparro said.
Milk Bar will be a quick-service restaurant and will have some favorites from its Park City sibling, Chaparro said. Look for the toast with smashed avocado and a poached egg; seasonal eggs Benedict; and the signature shakshouska — Moroccan baked eggs topped with goat curd and aromatic spices.
Milk Bar also will have imported Australian coffee, lattes, smoothies, grab-and-go sandwiches and milkshakes.