Busy transport cafe
This photograph shows the Egremont Cafe, in Egremont Place, opposite the entrance to Queen’s Park and was taken in May 1977. It was a very busy transport cafe, frequented by the people who worked for the GPO, Gas Board, refuse collectors and a host of wonderfully interesting people. The lady who ran it was Margaret Popadiuk and the staff included Lucy, Rita and Joan.
The wonderful fresh cakes were very popular and you had to be an early bird to get one.
Corona in glass bottles
I remember it had three pin ball machines; I needed to stand on a plastic box to reach the flipper buttons, to enable me to play. It also had a jukebox, which had a regular change of songs, to match the mood of customers. It had tables and a long breakfast bar, with high stools, where we sat to drink our Corona drinks in glass bottles with straws. On the same wall a large blackboard had the week’s menu, which people could book in advance. The cake of the day was also shown on the blackboard for you to order.
Do you remember?
Do you remember the Egremont Cafe? When did you go there? Or did you have another favourite cafe? If you can share your memories, please leave a comment below.