Putia Pure Food Kitchen


Chef, TV presenter and food writer Dominique Rizzo's north side venture is Putia; a pocket-sized cafe with courtyard dining underneath a great poinciana tree and backyard herb and vegetable garden.

Putia Pure Food Kitchen Banjo's dessert plate

Conveniently located opposite Banyo train station on Royal Parade, Putia (a little shop selling food and wine in Sicily) is licensed and open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesday through Sunday. With a focus on fresh, whole foods and locally sourced ingredients, the menu is seasonal with plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Herb garden at the back of Putia in Banjo

All day breakfasts from a seasonal menu might include the likes of Italian Breakfast Doughnut with sweet ricotta, Middle Eastern spiced mushrooms with potato flatbread, Brioche Croque Monsieur or the Putia Big Breakfast. Family-friendly, future foodies can enjoy the likes of Chorizo waffle with avocado and corn salsa or Buckwheat Pancake Stack with maple syrup and vanilla bean gelato for breakfast or Crumbed Organic Chicken with house salad for lunch.

People eating at tables under tree outside Putia cafe in Banjo

Lunch options might include Vegan Potato Tart with cashew herb cheese and grilled vegetable salad, Handmade tagliatelle pasta with italian sausage and veges or one of the signature Putia Buddha Bowls.

Putia salad on a plate

Drinkwise, there's coffee, pots of tea, house brewed chai, fresh juices (from apple, pear and ginger zinger to all things green and spicy and the sweet end of passion - with orange, ruby grapefruit, mango, passionfruit and strawberry balsamic) and smoothies made with your choice of Maleny, rice, almond, bonsoy soya milk or coconut water. Standouts include the banana chai cashew Sunday, real chocolate hazelnut and sunnyside of life smoothie with mango, pineapple, raspberry, coconut yoghurt, house rhubarb, ginger compote and coconut water.  

Fresh juice on table next to tree trunk

And bar drinks include a small selection of boutique bers and ciders, small batch spirits, wines and a smattering of fresh house cocktails.

*Need to know: part pantry and part cooking school, soon you will be able to pick up locally sourced products including natural lotions and hand washes and learn how to cook world cuisines in fun, hands-on workshops with the celebrity chef. 

by Deb Lidster

Putia Pure Food Kitchen 

Shop 4, 17 Royal Pde


Opening Hours


3267 6654


7 Royal Pde Banyo

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