It wasn't always called Cafe Plateia. It had another name. I don't recall what. I think it was 1992 when we moved to Balaclava and started catching either the tram or the train to Prahran on Saturday mornings. Initially we brunched at Cafe 151 in Commercial Road, but later grew rather attached to the cafe in Pran Central. For the best part of twenty years we have been customers there.
Suddenly an Indian person began working in the cafe. Some weeks later, the Greeks have gone, so R tells me, and Indians have taken over.
Fen will remember the the place well enough. This is pure conjecture but Tim Zanios was the boss. His mother (Helen?) was the hostess with the mostest. Tim's brother and sister in law and father all worked there. I've seen them give food to the poor without charge. I have seen them pile up a take away container for an old person's evening meal. They were generous to their regular customers, including us. We will dearly miss them.