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’.
It was a long way to Winton in the early twentieth century, and along way from oysters to olive oil for Greek migrants.
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 Paniyiri, being Greek is the coolest thing to be. But Greeks were not always accepted in their new homeland.