Story: Greeks – the Hellenic community

The Paramount Cafeteria, Courtenay Place, Wellington, 1961 (3rd of 3)

The Paramount Cafeteria, Courtenay Place, Wellington, 1961

Stergios Papaioanou (left) and George Yiappos fix the menu for the Paramount Cafeteria before opening for business. Before the 1980s, Greek-run restaurants did not offer Greek food, but catered to the rather unimaginative appetites of locally born New Zealanders. Some, however, provided coffee and cakes, giving New Zealanders their first taste of café culture.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Greeks – the Hellenic community - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015