Kafe As Poume at New Moon, Lewisham

**Please check the New Moon Calendar on instagram and facebook for opening times.** Channelling the spirit of the Kafeneio (Cypriot cafe) and it’s role as an informal meeting place for locals to share news, gossip and pass the time, Kafe As Poume aims to reduce the solitude faced by freelancers, part time workers, stay at […]

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Kafe As Poume; Gifts, Identity and Coffee

In Cyprus, traditionally, when you order a coffee or at the end of a meal you will be presented with a δωράκι (doraki) or κέρασμα (kerasma), a little gift. The doraki may take the shape of a small cookie on your coffee saucer, or a spoon sweet, cake or glass of Zivania once you have […]

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Drinking mate with José – Marrickville

“In Argentina I never had mate by myself because I was too lazy. So when I came to Australia I started to realise what I left behind and what I missed. I met this Argentinian guy in Cairns and he invited me to drink mate and we spent hours drinking mate. He was particular about […]

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Andreas and Jaana of Amaryllis – Kos, Greece

Andreas met his wife Jaana in 1989, while she was in Kos for a week holiday from Finland. Andreas had moved to Kos from Tripoli in 1982 and was originally working as a waiter in hotels, until he bought Amaryllis (named after the flower) in 1987. In 1991, Jaana moved to Kos permanently and has […]

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Coffee with Michael from Lab Art Cafe – Kos, Greece

“In Greece, when we say let’s meet for coffee, we don’t just mean to drink a coffee and go. We mean to sit around, discuss, talk for hours. And have a coffee as well”. This cultural insight, from a friend Irini, articulates the role of coffee and cafe culture in Greece, and its central position […]

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