Banks Cafe

A cafe review by Kathryn Kraska.

In my younger years I made the weekly trek out to McInherney Park on the Hastings River in Port Macquarie for my absolute highlight of the week – to race sailboats.

However, my latest return to the pristine banks of the Hastings River was with my family, not to sail but to chat over brunch at Banks Cafe in a Hamptons-style setting.  

The weather was a little damp and cool on the day, still the staff couldn’t have provided better attention and care, lowering the clear blinds and even offering to heat the outdoor seating space.  

I had only heard great things about Banks Cafe and can now categorically add my positive review to the rest. Three of the four in our group chose the Banks Breaky Roll with a coffee.

Delicious Breaky roll at Banks Cafe, Port Macquarie

True, hard to comment on the deliciousness of the other menu options when the consensus was bacon and eggs, however, if circumstances allowed, I’m sure fingers would have been licked post-meal.

Of course, saying it was just bacon and eggs is a far injustice of what was delivered on the plate. Our coffees, including a coconut piccolo, were delightful and well received!

The youngest in our group decided on the fruit toast and a babycino (she’s four, so coffee was not an option). The fruit toast was not just your average variety, it had proper substantial weight and goodness baked into it, and from a sneaky nibble I can highly recommend this Urban Grain Bakery selection on the menu.

Yes, the location and therefore the view may initially be the reason to visit Banks Cafe, please take my word for it though, there is far more to like about this relatively new, stylish cafe right on the waters’ edge.  

Get in touch today…

02 6583 2114 | bankscafe.com.au | @_banks_cafe_  

9 McInherney Close, Port Macquarie NSW  

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