Update: Delayed Opening in Response to COVID-19

Dear Bangbelly Family, 

We are writing today with a message regarding our ongoing response to COVID-19 and our responsibility to you as valued guests and patrons.

Many of you know that we intended to re-open our doors for the season in mid-March. It is with careful consideration that we have decided to extend our closure, to reflect recommended health protocols during this time of global challenge. 

We are taking this measure with the well-being of our community, and the world at large, in mind. Together we can flatten the curve

Our anticipated re-opening is now scheduled for Thursday April 2, 2020; pending further developments

We will also be operating as a cashless business until further notice

In the meantime, we will be practicing self-isolation, and social-distancing, while we refine and perfect our menus and dream up new ways of conducting business. 

Upon re-opening, we ask that our patrons return the favour by practicing self-isolation if necessary, in consideration of our community.

For your safety and comfort we will be monitoring the health and well-being of our staff, and commit to providing them additional support should it be required for them to forgo work.

Further to this, we will be conducting additional sanitization practices on top of our daily cleaning routines. And, while it should go without saying, we will continue to practice thorough and regular hand washing and sanitizing.

Before we wrap up, we have one small request: Please do whatever you can to support your local restaurants and small businesses. 

At Bangbelly, we are fortunate enough to be able to afford some flexibility, and while this temporary slow-down is irksome and concerning, we believe in our ability to rebound. We know we will be okay.

We ask that you join us in solidarity with our fellow small business owners and show your support by purchasing merch, gift cards, and necessities from your Mom-and-Pops wherever possible. Don’t forget to tip well too! Many small businesses, especially those in the restaurant industry, operate on razor-thin margins and your ongoing support can mean all the difference. 

If you, like us, are feeling a bit powerless in this climate of self-preservation and resource-hoarding may we recommend a donation to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund? We’re fairly confident that your contribution will make you feel better about humanity, and it will have a positive and important impact on those without the same access to health care or prepared health systems.

As always, we cannot thank you enough for your endorsement and patronage. Wishing you all a happy, healthy March Month.

See you as soon as possible!

Your friends at Bangbelly

Take a Book, Leave a Book

One of the best-loved features of our café is the take-a-book-leave-a-book library. As avid readers, and frequent travellers, we understand the need for an ongoing, revolving supply of books. That’s why we felt it was important to dedicate some of our space to an open library.

Next time you’re at the café, feel free to peruse our shelves of books, which boast a selection of choices for all ages. Don’t have a book to trade? No problem. We’re not keeping track. Wish to contribute a book, or a carload of books? Awesome! Just speak to one of our friendly staff members. We’ll gladly accept books of all kinds.

So, really what we should say is: Take a book, or leave a book, or both, it’s up to you.

Happy reading!

Let’s All Go to the Lobby

We’re big cinephiles, which is nerd-speak for ‘we love movies.’

One of the things we love most about the movies is the sense of community that comes from collectively laughing, gasping, or covering your eyes. Simply put, it’s more fun when there are people with whom to share the movie-going experience. And, of course, the movie snacks don’t hurt.

When we decided to mount a projector and hang a movie screen, it was with this experience in mind. Some of our favourite events to date have involved our make-shift cinema.

As we look toward the season ahead, we aim to develop a program of films that will excite and inspire. That’s why we’re looking for your input!

We want to know which movies would you like to see. And better yet, when you best enjoy screenings at the café. To make your recommendations, drop us a line at hello@bangbelly.com as always, we value your feedback and can’t wait to hear your ideas.

It isn’t a Celebration without You

Oh by gosh, by golly, the holidays are just around the corner! To celebrate, we’re throwing a festive shindig right here at the café, and it simply won’t be a party without you.

Our annual Community Holiday Party is an opportunity for us to show you our appreciation for your ongoing support and friendship. We are so grateful for your patronage and know that we simply wouldn’t exist without your enthusiasm and encouragement.

So, you are cordially invited to join us on Saturday December 14, between 2 PM and 4 PM for an afternoon of celebratory fun. We’ll be putting on a spread, because no party is complete without one, and we’ll have a whole host of complimentary nibbles and libations (while quantities last).

December 14 will also be our final day of café operation in 2019, so be sure to come get your fill of our regular offerings before 2 PM the day of the party.

We look forward to sharing in the merriment with you, and wish you a happy and safe holiday season.  

Film, Food, Fun

Cinephiles and foodies be advised: Bangbelly has just announced its participation in National Canadian Film Day 2019.

This April 17 the café will be screening not one, not two, but three films in celebration of Canadian cinema.

The very good news? Tickets to the screenings are free, and all are welcome to attend. The even better news? Snacks and concessions will be available to purchase throughout the day, so serious film buffs can stay for the triple feature, and enjoy a selection of treats and light eats.

Each screening has a limited capacity of 40 people, so make sure to reserve in advance by contacting bangbellycafe@gmail.com

Bangbelly’s screening schedule is as follows:

3:00 PM – You are Here: A Come from Away Story

5:00 PM – Maudie

7:00 PM – The Grand Seduction