The Banff Cafe
Located in St Kilda, on the iconic Fitzroy Street strip, The Banff dates back to 1947. During World War II, the site was used as an American army barracks and The Banff was the galley.
These days, the cafe has a warm, ski lodge feel, with an open fireplace for winter and an outdoor seating area for summer. Owner Vincent Sciglitano, who also owns Jimmi Jamz (in Elwood and Brunswick), has a simple philosophy towards his eateries: provide more for less. The Banff is well known by locals for its delicious pizzas and all-day happy hour prices.
Every Monday and Tuesday, the pizzas are just $6 all day until midnight. From Wednesday to Friday the pizzas remain at $6 from noon to 5.30pm. At full price they’re all still cheap and they're always good. Favourites are the pumpkin and goats cheese with rocket and onion salad, followed by the tomato, bocconcini and parma ham with balsamic vinegar. The Banff’s pasta dishes are also very reasonably priced and include a number of vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Tt a time when most of us are more conscious than ever about our spending habits, The Banff is quicker, cheaper and tastier than cooking yourself... and you can get a cheap beer – Big win.