Upon arriving at the front entrance to this cafe and grocer, we instantly had a good feeling about it. Staff were super friendly, approachable and prompt in accomodating a table for us. We were provided with menus, offered water and coffee whilst we decided what to order. We thought the service here was excellent from start to finish and the feel of the cafe had overwhelming positive vibes.
This hardly surprised us give their vision and ethos to make a healthy lifestyle fun, social, available and inspirational.
Their grocer and retail store is stocked with sustainable produce, granolas, spreads, snacks, books and more. We really wanted to stock our whole pantry after this visit.
We also think it is great that this cafe hosts workshops and events for people to learn about different foods, where they’re sourced and how they can relate to your health.
You can also grab a takeaway coffee or food or dine in for an amazing meal. The cafe uses healthy seasonal ingredients, sourced from local farmers and the meals produced focus on those full of nutrients, low in sugar but high in taste.
The menu is so appealing with its fresh salads, chia puddings and açai bowls, as well as a healthy pancake option. They cater to all dietary requirements too. We began with a slice of their amazing paleo bread which was eaten too fast to get a picture. It is a thick slice made with cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, cashews, seeds and pasture raised eggs which provides a low GI option.
We had the sweet potato fritters (gluten and dairy free), served with smashed avo, pasture raised poached eggs, snow pea tendrils, Ruby’s kimchi and black sesame seeds. You can also get this with a bacon, or mushrooms for the vegan option.
We also loved the Green Chicken Power salad (gluten free) with smoked pasture raised chicken breast, roast pumpkin, brown rice, green leaves, pickled zucchini, feta, chimichurri dressing and a house made seedy cracker. A fulfilling and enjoyable dish.
The cafe also focuses on giving back and supporting others in need. The day we were there, they were promoting a ‘bush regeneration dinner’ to support tree planting in Batemans Bay.
With an environmental focus, they also have solar power on the roof, biodegradable packaging and they donate any unused food at the end of the day with Oz Harvest.
We love everything about this place and certainly are keen to revisit next time we’re over that side of the bridge.
P: (02) 9977 7386
Shops 1&2, 200 Pittwater Road Manly, NSW, Australia