Life is better with ice-cream. Especially when it’s served with a smile from Chris and the friendly team at Wendy’s Milk Bar. Established in the shopping centre for over 20 years, it’s become a local institution for Figtree locals looking for a sweet treat or some lunch. There is something on the menu for everyone, whether it be a milkshake, thickshake, hotdog, chips, ice cream, sausage roll or pie, smoothie or even one of their famous ice cream cakes.
Owner Chris has operated the store for four years now. Originally travelling to Sydney for shift work, he jumped at the opportunity to run a local business that would allow him to have a better work life balance and spend more time with his family. Chris loves a chat and enjoys interacting with all the customers. There are many regulars that come back time and time again for the personalised service and yummy treats that Wendy’s Milk Bar is renowned for. As a Figtree local, Chris loves working close to home and is proud to have a store that is part of the local community. Originally from the bush, Chris loves the lifestyle and convenience of living in the Illawarra. “We’ve got everything from the beach to the mountains and the bush too”.
A passion for Chris is designing and creating custom ice cream cakes for his customers. He is supplied the base in a range of flavours and then works his magic decorating and styling the cake to a specified theme. Some of his delicious themed creations include a circus, unicorn, panda and even a Minecraft cake! Besides the made to order cakes that Chris produces, there are also a range of ready-made cakes on display in store if you’re looking for a cake in a hurry.
The store is continually introducing new products, especially different styles of shakes and hot dogs. However, a favourite amongst customers is the (very) yummy Flake SupaShake – a choc malt flavoured thickshake, topped off with Cadbury Flake pieces. Next time you’re at Figtree Grove, grab one to go for the kids (and yourself!).