Thanks to Sydney’s beautiful landscapes, the city has bred a population that loves the outdoors and embracing a healthy lifestyle. This has translated into many cafes and restaurants that cater to all sorts of diets. So if you’re looking to be nourished, stop by one of these delicious and nutritious cafes around the city.
You almost feel healthier walking out than you did walking into About Life. There are many About Life’s stores scattered throughout Sydney which have become the go-to place for clean-eating enthusiasts. In the Double Bay store you will find a ‘Superfoods Quarter’ which has a build-your-own health pizza and burrito bar as well as a tonne of soups, curries and salads to choose from. If you’re grabbing food on the go this is a great option because you can grab one of their boxes and fill it with whatever you want for a fixed price. Those with a sweet tooth will love the raw, guilt free desserts too. Or if you would prefer to dine in, they have a fully services cafe which caters to many diet including vegan, gluten free and paleo.
This discreet cafe is part of the mini precinct in Surry Hills, The Stables. Here you can find a counter full of freshly prepared salads and homemade dressings. Don’t get too attached to any item though, the food served here is strictly based on whatever is in season and fresh at the markets that day. Vegans will feel at home here as the cafe serves salads but there are options to add some protein including chicken, ham, sourdough toast or a soft boiled egg. The breakfast menu is equally delicious and the smoothies are worth a try.
Tucked away in the quiet streets of the Bustling Bondi Beach, this cafe is a haven for health enthusiasts being part-grocery store part-cafe as well as a mini book store. The cafe has an extensive, nourishing menu which includes plenty of superfood smoothies. The breakfast menu is where this cafe really shines and the stars of the menu are the famous acai bowl (for something sweet) which is full to the brim with blended berries, gluten free granola and fresh fruit. For something savoury you can’t go wrong with the paleo bread, which is made with eggs, almond meal and plenty of veggies and served with a side of delicious cashew cheese.
Ora is another organic, beach-side cafe which is located in Sydney’s northern suburb of Manly. The cosy, rustic cafe serves up food of the same description – home made foods that make you feel good. Aside from eating delicious food, you can also learn a thing or two from the information about mindful eating which is scribbled into the cafe’s walls. The menu is brief but always has some seasonal specials to choose from. As for the drinks, you can find plenty of creative, health alternatives from the average capaccio such as the bright yellow turmeric latte and the ‘friendly coffee’ which is a mixture of coffee, coconut oil, cream, butter, maple, salt and gelatin. The concoction is rich, sweet and great for inflammation and good gut health.