Once the centre of Junee's social hub, at a time when a rump steak cost only $3.50, the Allies Cafe has now faded into the annals of history.
Peter Prineas, son of the cafe's former owner, Jim Prineas, is hoping to revive the memory. For the past several months, he has been on the hunt for photos of the old cafe and town hall.
"My family ran that cafe, first it was my uncle Peter's in the years between 1935 and 1947, and then it was my father's from about 1948 to 1957," said Mr Prineas, who is now 75 years old and resides in inner-west Sydney.
The property was eventually sold in the late 1960s, and although the facade remains similar, the complex has been completely re-purposed over the ensuing years.
In its height, the Greek-style booth eatery stood on Broadway Street, occupying the place where The Swooping Magpie now stands.
A short corridor extended from the cafe-proper into the adjacent community hall, that once filled the space where the Co-Op IGA now stands.
Very few photos were taken of the cafe. Mr Prineas is hoping residents of Junee who remember eating at the cafe or attending functions at the community hall, might be able to fill in the pictorial deficit.
"We never really thought to take a photo of the cafe, it just didn't seem all that important at the time," Mr Prineas said.
"All we had was a box brownie available to us back then, so all the photos we took had to be in good sunlight."
Described as a typical art deco arrangement, the interior featured heavy wood booths similar to that inside Temora's White Rose Cafe.
Venues of this nature, Mr Prineas said, cropped up all over the Riverina as Greek migrants began to arrive in the region.
It was during this time also that Junee's prized Athenium Theatre began its operation, under the proprietary management of another Greek family.
Mr Prineas' father, Jim, originally arrived from Kythira in the late 1920s. He moved to Junee in 1935, before returning to Greece to work as a farmer.
When war broke out, he packed up his young family and relocated back to Junee.
"He didn't expect to come back to Australia, he always wanted to stay living in Greece, working as a farmer," said Mr Prineas.
"But when the island was occupied, there wasn't much else he could do.
"There were people starving to death in the city, and any food he could grow was taken up by the occupation troops.
"There was a civil war in Athens, so he left. It took him nine months to get to Sydney."
When the family took up occupancy in Goulburn Street, Junee, they planted an array of fruit and vegetables in their yard.
Some of which remains in place today.
"We had grapes out the front, and an olive tree that is still there," said Mr Prineas.
"It'll probably be there for 300 years to come if it's looked after," said Mr Prineas.
At the time of the Prineas family's arrival, the Allies Cafe was owned by an Irish gentleman, who had likely named it as a homage to his stripes during The Troubles.
"Around that time, there was the question over an Irishman's loyalties to the British, and so the name fit well to show where his thoughts lay," said Mr Prineas.
When the Prineas family took over the business, they retained the name as a way to illustrate the position of Greek families during World War II.
"The king wanted to be neutral in the war, and there was a lot of question for people who were from Greece, over which side of the War they supported, especially with the Italians swapping sides," he said.
"The name worked as a way of showing, 'we're not the enemy'."
The Prineas family eventually moved on from Junee, and soon after the Allies Cafe came to its natural end.
"I found a notice in a Canberra paper around the 1960s, someone was selling of the [cafe's] fixtures, and I suppose that was the end of it," said Mr Prineas.
But even in the absence of the physical building, the Allies Cafe holds a wealth of town history.
"It's not a major story, but one worth sharing, I think," said Mr Prineas.