Have you ever wished that you could enjoy a campfire meal without the hassle of preparing an actual campfire or going out into the woods? If so, The Banff might be the cafe for you.
If it’s somewhere you’re familiar with you may have guessed that The Banff is named after the resort town Banff in Alberta, Canada within the Canadian Rockies. Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations as it is rich in outdoor attractions such as hiking, biking, scrambling, and skiing. The breathtaking beauty of the Banff National Park is, of course, also one of the major allures of Banff.
The Banff restaurant, located just 50 meters away from Jiyugaoka Station, is a grill and cafe that seeks to provide an environment that feels cozy like it does sitting around a campfire in the great outdoors of the Canadian Rockies. The interior of The Banff is made to look like a log house in the wilderness and the campfire crackling in the cafe makes it feel like you are sitting around a campfire in the mountains with your family and friends.
All of the items on the menu are grilled using a specially ordered firewood grill, which causes an ultra-red ray effect, grilling each ingredient in a way that brings out the flavor and reminds you of a meal you would cook around a campfire, but even better. The fire wood grill makes delicious s’mores as well as other grilled meat-based menus. By using the specially crafted grill, the grilled items at The Banff become crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and the flavor of the ingredient becomes more potent, creating a wonderful tasting dish.
One of the most popular items on the menu is the Rib Roast Steak. They have four other grilled meat menus as well as three grilled fish menus such as their grilled salmon.
Another popular item is the Smokey Cheese Fondue. The fondue is made from three types of cheese and mixed with a natural sauce and white wine. The end result is an extremely deep scented thick cheese fondue. You can enjoy dipping various ingredients in a cheese fondue pot such as meat, vegetables and baguettes.
Finally, for all of you sweet lovers, one item you should order when you visit The Banff is the Camping S’more. S’mores are a must-have item for any proper campfire. The combination of campfire roasted marshmallows, chocolate, and Graham crackers are extremely addictive. The s’mores at The Banff are interestingly served in a mason jar that contains the grilled marshmallow, chocolate cream and crunch cookie, which is combined with fruit-scented smoke. The smoke floating out of the mason jar makes this menu item photogenic and perfect for posting on social media. There are also other dessert items apart from the Camping S’more such as the homemade pudding which is a caramelized banana which is also a campfire favorite.
The Banff is open from 11 am to 2:30 pm for lunch, and from 5 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner. As the number of seats is limited, it’s recommended that you make a reservation beforehand to ensure you get a seat. If you want to gather round a campfire with your friends while enjoying delicious grilled meals without the hassle of running around the woods in search of firewood, make sure to visit The Banff. The relaxing environment of the cafe and grill combined with the delicious grilled meals is sure to have you hooked.