Stones Milk Bar site
Popular bar and coffee lounge in Coogee. Established by William 'Pop' Stones and wife Bridget, it became famous all over Sydney. Patrons sat at marble tables and ordered milkshakes or their renowned fruit cocktails with penny ice cream. Amateur performers provided entertainment and concerts were conducted on Sunday evenings. During World War II, the bar was a popular haunt among American servicement and Prince Philip also reputedly visited it as a young naval officer. The bar was sold after Mrs Stones' death but remained within the Stones' family, becoming a Teen Cabaret until it was sold in 1967 and converted into a Hungarian restaurant. Afterward it became the Coogee Comedy Theatre Restaurant.