These are the Greek Australians fighting to keep SA’s snack bar tradition alive


The iconic snack bar in South Australia is a dying breed, The Advertiser has reported. But that hasn’t stopped three Australians of Greek heritage fighting to keep the tradition alive for as long as possible.

Who are they and why are they persevering? The Greek Herald finds out.

The Fenix Snack Bar – Theo Tsacos:

Theo Tsacos has run The Fenix Snack Bar on St Vincent Street at Port Adelaide for 17 years and he tells The Advertiser he’s sad to see that snack bars are a “dying breed.”

But despite this, Theo’s snack bar continues to be a thriving eatery which serves made-to-order sandwiches and rolls, alongside more exotic choices such as bolognese, roast beef or pizza.

Cafe Ritz – Mazios family:

The Cafe Ritz at 3/180 Gawler Place in Adelaide is a multi-generational family business which continues to thrive.

Tim Mazios tells the local newspaper how he grew up in the café his parents ran, serving customers after school, and now his kids are joining in on the family tradition.

Royalty Snack Bar – Bill Basilios Roumeliotis:

Royalty Snack Bar at 65 Angas St, Adelaide is well-known for its freshly roasted coffee, delicious sandwiches and vintage signage.

Bill Basilios Roumeliotis has owned and worked at the snack bar for 16 years and he says the key to his success is just being a “traditional coffee shop” which provides “quality products with fresh ingredients at a fair price.”

Source: The Advertiser.




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