Peter’s Cafe sign restored in 2010

The Roxy Greek Cafe

The story of the Greek Café is a shared chapter in the histories of Greece and Australia, a chapter that is almost over. Very few Greek cafes operate as they did 50 years ago. The Roxy may be the last example of an interwar cinema and café remaining in Australia.

Greek Cafes changed the course of Australia’s cultural history and left a significant legacy on our culinary and cultural landscape. The Roxy is a symbol that epitomises the Greek migration experience: one that made an outstanding contribution to the development of Australia. It is important that this story be shared with future generations

The Roxy has become a place of great historical significance that exhibits local distinctiveness and a sense of place. Its civic pride and confidence in its heritage, in its cultural facilities and collections attracts people from all walks of life, all wanting to share this unique experience. The café is an important part of the community and of “destination Bingara” and provides visitors from near (Approximately 186,000 people live within 2 hours) and afar with a unique and memorable experience.

An Oasis of Opportunity Awaits

The Gwydir Shire Council is now seeking expressions of interest from groups or individuals willing to build the Roxy Café business to its full potential. The Roxy Café is a hub for the Bingara community renowned for providing local hospitality, and great food. It also supports the entertainment and conferencing activities of the adjacent theatre and meeting rooms.

The ideal candidate is experienced, adventurous and excited by the whole food story – the growing, cooking and eating of fresh local food. They appreciate what a small country community has to offer, and they are deeply involved with it. They are also motivated by the many opportunities which Bingara’s collection of community assets offers.




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Inside the cafe´after restoration December 2010