Australians seem to always know what they’re doing when it comes to coffee shops and cafés, and Banter is no exception. The pocket-sized all-day café serves fresh, ingredient-driven dishes featuring an array of colors and textures. By day, it is one of the most popular West Village brunch destinations with window seating offering prime people-watching real estate. By night, the restaurant transforms into a cozy place to meet for cocktails and healthful fare, all within walking distance of some of NYC’s best bars for a nearby nightcap.
For those looking for “somethin’ sweet,” be sure to try the Chia Smoothie Bowl, with vanilla Greek yogurt and granola. Interested in “somethin’ green,” try Banter’s signature Banter Bowl, featuring pickled carrots, cabbage, shaved radish, avocado and quinoa with a miso ponzu dressing. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, the 12-Hour Slow Cooked Pork Sandwich with house-made coleslaw, found in the “somethin’ savory” section (note the Aussie spelling).
Regardless of what you order at Banter, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the neighborhood as much as you fall in love with the food.