Sunday, May 6, 2012

From Kastellorizo to Perth.....!


When you walk through the doors of Kakulas Brothers it's a little like walking back in time, the aroma exuding from the large open sacks of exotic spices and freshly ground coffee is slightly intoxicating and I wouldn't mind betting that the wooden floors, old shelves and even the counter tops are possibly the originals from when Evangelos Kakula opened this shop in 1929. In those days the shop hours were 7am - 11pm seven days a week, one thing that can't be denied is that the new settlers to Australia brought with them some excitingly diverse products and were, and still are extremely hard working. This is one of Aimee's favorite 'go to' places when she's looking for that elusive ingredient not found in the supermarket. It's a wonderfully wet weekend in Perth, just the way I like it, I hope yours is just how you like it also.....

31 comments:

  1. Aaaah! ... I can almost smell those lovely aromas from here!

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  2. can imagine the aromatic burst of spices in there!!

    very humid in mumbai

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  3. What a fun place. I would follow Aimee right in! What's that I hear? Rain? in Perth? And you seem happy about it? Too much sun lately, eh? Well, that's a problem we, Seattleites (native or imported) do not have too often... Bon weekend! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  4. Fun facts and good shots! Arianna

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  5. My favorite kind of place and this one does look special!! I think I can smell the aromas here in Seattle!! We're supposed to have sun for the next five days!! I'll believe it when I see it! Still cloudy and gray and 10 AM! Hope you have a great weekend -- whatever kind you like the best!!

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  6. Looks like a treasure trove of unusual culinary items just waiting to be found. Amazing the store has been around for more than 8-decades. If those walls could talk...

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  7. Nice pictures, nice place, nice family history.

    But wait. My friend Lucy from Fremantle once gave me a totebag that says Kakulas Sister, 29 Market St., Fremantle. Any relation to Kakulas Brothers? Or is it kind of a joke?

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  8. I like the portrait, I have a thing for redheads!

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  9. Oh my, memories... Been there once, many years ago, although I know the island as Megisti.
    I can smell your photo!!!

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  10. A wonderful place to see... and probably fantastic to visit.. maybe one day. xx

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  11. Looks like a fun place to be...and I love the photo of Aimee!

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  12. Wow - I'd like to wander in there for awhile!

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  13. wonderful where alike is possible. thank you for this piece of greece in your neighbourhood. please have a good sunday.

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  14. Next time you go in take a look up on the left hand side & see if they still have the original wallpaper (just a little bit they have left!). Yes, Dina - same family!!!

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  15. Ooooh, I would love to spend hours in there and come out with some exotic ingredients and spices. What a beautiful girl... just like her mom!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. Looks like a great store. I would take that whole bag of peanuts.

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  17. The difference between this and Middle Eastern spice markets is that the spices would not be in bags, but stacked in cones.

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  18. Oh my goodness, I would love to experience this place. I am sue this would be a haunt of mine as long as I could get there.

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  19. Sure your not at the spice market at downtown Istanbul?

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  20. I'm thinking cumin, paprika , saffron and cinnamon ... I would fossick around in there for hours .... Sounds divine!

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  21. En effet, j'imagine l'ambiance de ce quartier, avec tous les arômes de ces plantes et de ces épices que se mêlent... Un dépaysement!
    Bon dimanche, Gracie!

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  22. The aroma must be amazing.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  23. The top shot made me think of some markets I visited in the Middle East and India and I can almost feel the different scents now.

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  24. hard to imagine that anyone would say.. "wet weekend, just the way I like it"...hard to imagine for an inhabitant of Belgium
    I do like the exotic selection
    and I do like the combination red hair, glasses, hat, big smile !

    anni

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  25. Oh wonderful! Great shots of this amazing shop.

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  26. I can nearly SMELL this shop...... all the way to Norway/Scandinavia!:) Lovely!

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  27. I can smell it from here. I should send you a corresponding image of a sack of turmeric and the price they charge here :))

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  28. what a smile! and all those colors .. I love shops like that

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