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’.
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.
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.
At Paniyiri, being Greek is the coolest thing to be. But Greeks were not always accepted in their new homeland.