The Central Cafe closed in 1927 and moved, after Emmanuel purchased the current premises and renamed his business ‘Bernie’s Cafe’ as he was starting to become known as ‘Bernie’ around the small town. Emmanuel Benardos Married Mirsini Potiris of Cooma in 1933, they had four children. George, John, Andrew and Kalomyra. Emmanuel died in 1954 and Mirsini was left to run Bernie’s Cafe with her four children. In 1958 they decided to sell the business.
Fast forward 55 years: Ioannis Benardos (Emmanuel’s grandson) has breathed new life into this Moss Vale icon. The meticulously designed premises now resemble an excellent example of an Art Deco American diner with touches from the 1950’s. One of the few examples of the quintessential American diner in Australia.