It’s Kmart’s 50th birthday and to celebrate they asked fans to share their favourite memories. Guess what that was?

In a slide show of images shared on Instagram, the popular retailer asked their followers to recall their “favourite Kmart memory”, triggering flashbacks of better times involving a very loved café.


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Today’s our 50th birthday! So tell us, what’s your favourite Kmart memory? #Kmart50years

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“The chips and gravy in your old cafes,” one fan wrote.

“When they had a restaurant inside. You could shop and eat. It was always such a treat,” another said.

One person wrote: “Holly’s Cafe, chips and gravy, by far the best memory of Kmart.”

“Holly’s crinkle cut chips,” someone else agreed.

“Bring back the cafes! They were awesome!” one fan wrote.

Someone else wrote: “When people mentioning cafes say whaaattt. I feel like I’m missing out bring them back!”

“You defo gotta bring back Holly’s,” another agreed.

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Kmart may make all our dreams come true!

One long-time employee shared on Reddit: ‘Bosses have been talking about it for a while, bringing back Holly’s Cafe. It could be like IKEA and people would stay heaps longer in store to eat, meaning they would spend more money. Kmart can do no wrong in people’s eyes, so there’s a lot of people who reckon this could be a winner.”

A spokesperson for Kmart told News.com.au: ‘Holly’s Café forms an iconic chapter in our last 50 years with many of our current and past team members, as well as customers shopping, dining and creating many lifelong memories and friendship in the store.’

Do you think Kmart need to bring back their beloved café?

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  • I vaguely remember it but I don’t think they’ll bring it back.

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  • Never knew that K-Mart ever had a café in it as I can’t remember K-Mart being around when I was a child. Do remember the Coles cafeterias though and they were great. Our Coles had a coffee area and a sort if a restaurant area after its first refit, but it and the Wifi set up they had have now gone due to lack of use.

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  • Definitely bring the Kmart cafe back. We used to love the Target one!

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  • OMG, when was this. I had no idea there was ever a KMart cafe.

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  • I didn’t even know Kmart had a cafe!!

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  • I used to love the Kmart, Target, Coles and Myer Cafe’s. Bring them back. Ahh the memories I have of them.

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  • I had no idea Kmart used to have cafes in them!

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  • I met my first boyfriend in the Kmart café…… Yes bring it back!

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  • I knew Coles used to have a café but never knew Kmart did. It would be great if they brought it back.

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  • I had a dream about chips and gravy the other night… I hope they bring back the cafe!!

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  • I used to love going to the café! best chips

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  • Absolutely, I say bring it back!

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  • I remember this! It’d be fantastic for Launceston as we have a 24hr Kmart so would be good to see it open until at least 10pm.

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  • I worked at Kmart when they had hollys
    Those chips and gravy were amazing

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  • Never knew Kmart had a cafe, I say bring it back, plus toliets. The amount of times I have to leave things in a trolley to take my children to a toliet is unbelievable.

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