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Greek Cafes and Milk Bars in the Central West


We’ve just received copies of a delightful new book Greek cafes and milk bars of Australia by Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski which takes a Nostalgic look at the days when the Greek Café was the gathering place for every town and suburb. Effy Alexakiss evocative photos are paired with marvellous images from family albums. The cafes and the people behind them, showing décor, milkshakes, sundaes and innovative sweets were combined in a unique and special Australian experience.

Of particular interest to Central West residents are the references to: Parris’s Milk Bar and Golden Golden Gate Cafe (Cowra),  the Rose Marie and Silver Key Cafes (Orange),  the Garden of Roses Cafe (Canowindra) and local identity , Michael Gryllis.