Australians Open New Cafe In Greenwich Village

This may not have been one of our biggest deals, but this was by far one of my favorites. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Nick and Josh during the summer of 2016, two Australian lads who had a dream of opening a health-centric cafe with thoughtful food and great coffee. 

It just so happened that a space that I used to live above was on the market, and I immediately knew it was the perfect place for these guys to plant there flag for their first location. 

I have no doubt these guys will be opening many more Banter locations to come in the near future. Go check them out if you are ever in the Sullivan Street/Houston Street/Bleecker Street area. 

Congrats Nick and Josh! 


GREENWICH VILLAGE — Two Australians opened a new cafe in Greenwich Village earlier this month featuring coffee and food from their home country.

Banter, at 169 Sullivan St. just north of West Houston Street, is owned by Sydney native Nick Duckworth and Melbourne native Josh Evans, who moved to New York 18 months ago and met working at the Australian cafe Two Hands in Nolita.

Both Duckworth and Evans moved to the city with hopes of one day bringing Australian cafe culture to life here with their own eatery. 

The health-conscious menu features items that are popular in cafes both here and in Australia, including avocado toast, chia fruit bowls and a soba noodle salad.

Beverages include Australian specialties like Flat Whites, as well as Matcha lattes and an array of teas, plus wine, beer and cocktails.

The cafe is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.