We called in for a coffee and cake one afternoon after returning from a cruise. Later we returned for a pizza. Friends went there for breakfast one morning. We all enjoyed what we had. It is that kind of place. Banjo's opens seven days a week at 6am. I’m told that the bakers start at 2am. Breakfast can be warm croissants (A$3.45), eggs on toast with bacon and tomato (A$8.50) or a Continental breakfast of cereal, fruit, toast, fruit juice, percolated coffee or tea and a choice of croissant, muffin or Danish pastry (A11).
During the day there is a range of sandwiches, hot savouries, sweet pastries and muffins. They will even prepare a packed lunch ready to go. But don’t miss the opportunity of sitting back with a coffee and watching Strahan go by. The outdoor tables are great when the weather is right. We were lucky.
We went back one evening and discovered they had an after 6 menu. This consists primarily of pizza but there is also garlic or herb bread, a soup of the day, Italian salad and a Greek salad with lettuce, tomato, olives and fetta cheese tosted in olive oil (A$4.50). We had a spicy pepperoni pizza (A$11.95 medium, A$18.95 large) and found the medium was ok for two. The Strahan seafood pizza with prawns, crab, clams and mussels on a tomato bas (A$14.95) also sounded good.
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
June 2, 2002
From journal EXploring and loving Strahan