I have to confess, I had never heard of Banyo until I had started at said job, and I also have to admit that there really isn’t that much out here in the way of shops or nice little cafes. Rolling green hills- yes. Piccolo lattes- no.
That all changed though when celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo decided to take this quiet little ‘burb and place it firmly on the Google map, with her restaurant, Putia Pure Food Kitchen.
Putia is a Sicilian word, meaning a small shop selling food, wine and household goods, with Banyo’s Putia single-handedly modernising the café scene in this historic Brisbane area.
How has Banyo taken to little Sicily? Let’s find out.