WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
To create innovative experiences that inspire a sustainable lifestyle.
Culinarily-driven, plant-forward food and bev that leaves you feeling better.
Folks who lead active, intentional, and playful lives.
- Maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit and challenging the status quo
- Being solution-focused and open to change
- Prioritizing inclusion to elevate our community
- Encouraging individual initiative and growth
- Optimizing efficiencies to do more with less
YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS? WE'VE GOT ANSWERS!
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CAFE?
In the words of the immortal Charles Bradley, "we're going through changes." Our old cafe on Commercial St. will soon be converted to an office space. But don't fret! We have combined the cafe with our bar at 114 Prospect Street. Together they have formed Banter Downtown! One location slingin' breakfast and dinner, coffee and cocktails. Open all day baby! So that leaves us with two locations total; one Downtown, and one in Fairhaven.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES BANTER DO?
We are a multi-location food and beverage establishment offering dine-in, takeout, and host small events. In more "playful" terms, we make a lot of really good and a lot of really bad decisions. We try things out. We're not afraid to make mistakes. Our dishes are colorful, plant-forward, and will defy your expectations. We like to support the community around us, and we ensure our employees are treated right. We supply Bellingham with an ever-changing, always-banging Spotify playlist. Sometimes we work, mostly we banter.
ARE YOU VEGAN/VEGETARIAN?
We are certainly plant-forward, but our menu changes frequently and sometimes features meat and dairy. However, we do our best to craft our offerings in ways that can be easily modified to accommodate common dietary needs.
WILL YOU DONATE TO MY EVENT?
Generally speaking, we are happy to support your cause. Please tell us about your organization and let us know specifically how our donation will be utilized. To get started, you can shoot us an email at email@example.com.
WHATS THE DEAL WITH FAIRHAVEN PIZZA?
Fairhaven Pizza has closed. It was owned and operated by Banter. We recently renovated it and turned it into Banter Fairhaven!
DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?
We take reservations of all party sizes Monday-Thursday at our Downtown location. We do not accept reservations at our Fairhaven location. To make a reservation, please email:
DO YOU CATER?
Yes and no . . . We specialize in small to mid-sized events (typically between 25-75 people), either in-house or Super Bowl-style, ready for you to pick up. Currently, we do not offer offsite catering and must deny some requests simply due to timing and feasibility. However, we encourage you to reach out and tell us a bit about your event to see if it's a good fit. We love us a good event, and even if we can't cater for you we are happy to offer professional recommendations. You can find more details about our catering services here.
DO YOU OFFER WIFI?
Yes. We offer complimentary wifi at both of our locations. Downtown Wi-Fi is available Monday-Friday only. At our Fairhaven location, Wi-Fi is available all days we are open.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU SERVE?
That's a tough one. We don't adhere to any specific cuisine. We like to get creative with unique combinations of spices flavors, and textures from all around the globe. You'll find plants, fun proteins, lots of herbs, citrus, pickled things, and crunchy bits on our menus. We shoot for exceptionally well balanced food, that leaves you feeling better than when you walked in.
SOMEBODY TOLD ME YOU'RE ZERO-WASTE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
We do NOT operate at zero-waste, but we are mindful of the waste we create and take active steps to drastically minimize landfill contributions. We do this by seeking operations efficiencies whenever possible and composting everything we can.
I REALLY WANT SOME FOOD, BUT THE WAIT IS 45 MINUTES?
We can get pretty busy. Our kitchen is small, and our standards are high, so limiting our offerings and managing our orders allows us to achieve the consistent level of quality that you expect. If you're worried about the wait, we encourage you to order online and select at pickup time that suits your schedule.
HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?
Email is the best form of communication for us. We do not have a business phone number. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I STILL USE MY ANMLY, OR FAIRHAVEN PIZZA GIFT CARD?
YES! ANMLY and Fairhaven Pizza gift cards are valid at any Banter location forever! If you want a Banter eGift card you can purchase one at either of our locations.
WHAT ARE YOUR COVID PRECAUTIONS?
We do not currently require masks, nor proof of vaccination. These policies are subject to change as cases rise and fall.
ARE YOU HIRING?
We are constantly growing and our staffing needs change change often. Because of this we are always looking for talent, and most of the time can find a position for applicants who share our values, are ambitious, about taking on challenges, and will help us grow. If you think you'd be a good fit, please send your resume to email@example.com. We will keep it on deck for three months and holler if something pops up.