Kōrero: Greeks – the Hellenic community

The Paramount Cafeteria, Courtenay Place, Wellington, 1961 (3 o 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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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Greeks – the Hellenic community - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/126/the-paramount-cafeteria-courtenay-place-wellington-1961 (accessed 20 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015