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Greek cafes

Post by mavisbramston » 10 Oct 2017, 20:24

Who remembers the Greek cafes? Mostly owned by a Greek family although I am sure there were Italians and Chinese folk as well running them. Laminex tables and foamy plastic steel chairs. Coin operated music record machines at each table.
Oh and those bubbly cordial containners, pineapple crush was my my fave. Of course there were those cottees cordial bottles on the counter which the staff poured by turning a tap. We thought it was magic. Really cold malteds from a huge can in the freezer. Meals like mixed grill, chops and three veg. Banana splits. You always got a slice of bread and butter.
I wonder if there are any left?

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Post by Buck_naked » 10 Oct 2017, 20:35

Nah, all gone.
Just buy the book and dream on:

https://www.booktopia.com.au/greek-cafe ... gK5TvD_BwE

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Post by Perrorist » 10 Oct 2017, 21:19

I haven't come across one in years.

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Post by mavisbramston » 10 Oct 2017, 21:27

Buck thank you so much for the book tip. :text-thankyou:

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by Buck_naked » 10 Oct 2017, 21:41

Hold the phone, what about the 'Niagara' in Gundagai?

https://www.google.com.au/maps/uv?hl=en ... oioIiwEwDg

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Post by Slapsy » 10 Oct 2017, 22:41

Buck_naked wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 21:41
Hold the phone, what about the 'Niagara' in Gundagai?

https://www.google.com.au/maps/uv?hl=en ... oioIiwEwDg
I think I may have eaten at that one Buck,but surely,the Paragon at Katoomba takes the prize:
https://www.google.com.au/maps/uv?hl=en ... vetab=vibe

I first visited this place,with my parents,when I was about 10 year old. It is now a must visit place every time I am in the mountains. Until recently it was run by the same Greek family for almost 100 years. It is now classified as a National Treasure. It is like walking into a museum.
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Re: Greek cafes

Post by Perrorist » 11 Oct 2017, 06:29

I love the Paragon. Haven't been up that way for years.

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Post by mavisbramston » 11 Oct 2017, 14:20

I am loving these memories. I recall that we thought schnitzel was considered posh or kind of exotic.

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by mavisbramston » 11 Oct 2017, 14:24

Where was the Paragon? Was it in Wangaratta?

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Post by Buck_naked » 11 Oct 2017, 15:12

Paragon is in Katoomba NSW.
Ive seen the google pics, it looks quite different and more like a gift shop in the front section, but the older section at the back looks like the real deal.

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Post by Slapsy » 11 Oct 2017, 15:52

Walk into the Paragon and you could spend the rest of the day there.
The punters know that the horse called Morality rarely gets past the post,whereas the nag called Self-interest always runs a good race. ..... Gough Whitlam 19/10/89

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Post by terra » 13 Oct 2017, 16:53

The Paragon Cafe in Goulburn NSW is my favourite.
....it's like stepping back in time. Great food and old fashioned service with quaint and comfortable surroundings.
It's been going since 1940 and is "home" to so many regulars, both residents and visitors.

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http://www.paragoncafe.com.au/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/paragon-cafe-goulburn
"Life's too short to drink cheap wine".

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Post by Buck_naked » 13 Oct 2017, 17:48

Goulburn paragon, nice! I think i went there a few years ago.

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by Perrorist » 13 Oct 2017, 18:44

Next time I drive through Goulburn I'll give it a go.

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Re: Greek cafes

Post by mavisbramston » 13 Oct 2017, 18:59

Never expected such lovely responses. This has cheered me up during these horrid days.

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