The beachy vibes and windswept coastline of the Northern Suburbs gives an added charm to the endless top notch, healthy café’s in the area. With some new eateries on the block, many of them serve up wholesome and vibrant menu of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After a walk on Scarborough or a paddle board at Mettam’s Pool, head to any of these 10 café’s and we promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Aiming for world domination, you’ll find The Acai Brothers in 25 stores all around Australia, including their new location at Whitfords shopping center. They dish out every variety of smoothie and acai bowl imaginable, from the cacao filled raw jaffa or raw notella, to the coffee filled acai bowls. Also knocking up an extensive range of wholesome juices, superfood smoothies and acai waffles fresh to order, you’ll feel your cells buzzing with health after a visit to Acai Brothers.
This just in; a sweet new spot called 96 Express has just opened on West Coast Drive and they make some delicious smoothie bowls and slow drip coffee to wrap your lips around. Serving a long menu of nourishing juices and smoothies too, this little café is already making waves — drop in soon to see what all the fuss is about.
Lot One Kitchen
Just a short stroll away from the Hilary’s marina and BB Pilates Studio, Lot One Kitchen is a great post walk or pilates pit-stop for some hearty, but super healthy brekky. From warm coconut and pear porridge, to colourful beetroot and chia smoothie bowls, there’s even a long list of healthy smoothies including their vegan blueberry, banana, oats and plant protein smoothie to fuel up on.
Inspired by the coastal finishing’s of Café Organic in Bali, La Buda cold press juices and whip up loaded smoothie bowls fresh to order. Tucked away on Flora Terrace, their coffee is supplied by local roasters Micrology and they also serve up raw treats to go along with it, including their delicious snickers bar and granola slices. Come summer, there’s a range of fresh salads to choose from and in winter, you’ll find healthy soups, porridge and toasties available.
Set in a beautiful old white building on Calais Road, Drift Kitchen is inspired by the Swedish tradition Fika, where you have a long breakfast or afternoon tea break with coffee, something sweet and some good company. Pairing this beautiful concept with some of the prettiest food in town, every single dish is oh so instagrammable, just have a look for yourself.
With a tinge of California meets the West Australian coast, Tropico is the festive breakfast spot with a menu a s colourful as it’s vibe. Their menu features endless options of every variety for every dietary requirement imaginable. If it’s a salad you’re after, choose between kale and hummus, or the tempeh rainbow, but if you’re into breakfast — there’s the sweetcorn zucchini and feta fritters, or the wood roasted mushrooms. With colourful smoothies and acai bowls topped with granola, passionfruit and kiwi, breakfast standards like benedict and expertly poured coffee by Will & Co, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Tropico.
Hearing ‘Italian food’ is enough to make someone gluten intolerant turn on their heel and run in the opposite direction, but not at Tom’s Italian. Serving a generous range of gluten free food that’s are hard to tell apart from the rest, expect fresh salads of fig and prosciutto, to pair with handmade fettuccini marinara or gluten free pizza. Enjoy your pizza overlooking panoramic views of the ocean from Tom’s, or a picnic on the sand.
Ladle & Press
With an open kitchen, Ladle & Press make their range of hot and raw foods on site right in front of your eyes. From easy grab-and-go breakfasts bowls, to bread loaves made from left over vegetable pulp from their cold pressed juice machine. Making for a moist, super nutritious and flavorful loaf of bread, enjoy it toasted with butter or on the side of one of their soups made from scratch. We love that Ladle & Press truly embrace sustainable cooking and we admire their conscious creativity, you’ll find that an array of their menu items are created with by-products – adding nutrition and reducing waste! Like it used to be in the good old days, everything’s free of additives, preservatives, processed sugars too.
Tucked right on the beachside near the clock tower at Scarborough, Monty’s Café are open from 7am ‘til 3pm every day and features Monty’s own menu after his 20 years’ experience as a chef. From easy savory muffins to grab with your morning coffee, to a sitdown breakfast of poached egg topped huevos rancheros, sour cream and lime — their menu super healthy and to die for.
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