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Re: Greek cafes

Post by Biggdad » 13 Oct 2017, 21:56

The first time I was at the Paragon was with my parents & i was 7 or 8, so that was 1947<8
have been there many times since & have never had a bad meal. Desserts are great also the coffee.
Only wish I was well enough to travel now would be the first place this 77 year old would go! :character-oldtimer:

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by terra » 13 Oct 2017, 22:40

Now I'm left wondering just how many Paragon Cafes there are in Australia ?
:heeheehee

It's a bit like the Royal Hotel !
Geez, I reckon every capital city in Oz has a Royal Hotel ! :twocents-mytwocents: :heeheehee
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Re: Greek cafes

Post by mavisbramston » 17 Oct 2017, 09:45

Terra thank you for that glorious pic.

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by lynny » 17 Oct 2017, 13:06

terra wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 22:40

It's a bit like the Royal Hotel !
Geez, I reckon every capital city in Oz has a Royal Hotel !
As far as I can see Terra, Hobart missed out on that one. What a shame! 8-[

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by godfather » 17 Oct 2017, 14:27

In the early 60's there was a Paragon in Broken Hill, (may even still be there) which was probably the cleanest "greasy Greek" I ever saw anywhere.
It was popular and became even more popular when we asked them put 'Steak Tatare' on the menu. No dinky-di Aussie knew what it was until they tried it and then became addicted. Eating spiced raw beef and pork with onions was as popular in BH as was Meat pies and Holden cars.

Thumbs up for the Paragon!

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by Slapsy » 17 Oct 2017, 16:09

Here is an interesting history of Greek cafes in Wollongong. My favorite among all of them was the Black and White Cafe. The best milk-shakes in Wollongong were served there.
At the end of this report the Paragon,at Katoomba,and the Niagra,at Gundagai,gets a mention.

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by terra » 17 Oct 2017, 21:18

mavisbramston wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 09:45
Terra thank you for that glorious pic.
You're welcome mavis ! :cheers:
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