• A Little Ray of Sunshine
    Queensland had Sunshine Cafes in Pomona, Caloundra, Gympie and Nambour, and Greek migrants owned most of them
  • Kosciusko Cafe Fruit and Sundae Bar
    Their ice cream sodas, malted milks, and leg ham sandwiches were popular, but the Kosciusko Cafe’s claim to fame was that it was ‘the best fruit shop in town’.
  • Way Out West
    It was a long way to Winton in the early twentieth century, and along way from oysters to olive oil for Greek migrants.
  • Queensland Oyster Palace
    Hector was eleven years old when he died in 1918 near the southern end of the Victoria Bridge not far from his parents’ shop.
  • Women in Conversation about Greek Cafe Life
    The closing event for Meet me at the Paragon featured Julie Nichles, Helen Kentos and Beulah Castan.
  • She won't last a week
    ‘She won’t last a week,’ said Peter when she turned up for work that first day. It was 1939 and 15-year-old Gwen Mullins had secured a job as typist and cashier at the recently refurbished Christie’s Cafe at 217 Queen Street.
  • Women in Conversation about the Greek Cafe Life
    Imagine the courage of young Greek women who travelled across the world to marry men they had never met. Women are the unsung heroes of the Greek cafe story.
  • A Bird by Any Other Name
    The task of naming the State Library of Queensland’s impending exhibition about Greek cafés was met with deliberation equal to that of the Greek proprietor choosing a name for his shop.
  • Ganas’ cake shop at Annerley
    Arthur and Lula Ganas were Greek immigrants. From 1940 to 1960 they owned a cake shop and milk bar at 470 Ipswich Road Annerley.
  • Brisbane’s Greek Cafes
    Vintage waitresses greeted the Greek community in West End last week when Brisbane’s Greek Cafes: A Million Malted Milks was launched at AHEPA Hall.
  • Being Busy at the State Library
    At the State Library we’re working towards an exhibition about Greek cafes. Run by Greek migrants, these shops were the heart of regional towns across the state.
  • Op Shop Find
    The hunt for cafe artefacts continues at the State Library of Queensland in preparation for an exhibition that will open in September.
  • Paniyiri Festival Debut
    At Paniyiri, being Greek is the coolest thing to be. But Greeks were not always accepted in their new homeland.