The legendary Greek cafes that grew out of the migration to Australia after World War 2 are well past their glory days, but there is a movement to revitalise the spaces.
Places like Cowderoy’s Dairy in Melbourne and Sydney neighbours The Temperance Society and the Rio have given a fresh breath of life into the venues.
Some of the places maintain their original purpose while others have repurposed the venue to be more focused on night time socialising.
The grand daddy of them all is Olympia Cafe. It still sadly lies empty as its owner seems unable or unwilling to give the iconic venue a future despite there being offers of assistance from the community.