Earth To Table
The Clean Treats Factory
Earth To Table
The wholefood craze has well and truly swept Sydney, and with it, we’ve welcomed a whole new world of indulgence. Cafes and chefs are turning traditional sweets on their head, and coming up with creative alternatives that taste naughty, but are anything but. From cheesecakes and brownies to truffles and tiramisu, we have more options than ever for healthy, honest-to-goodness desserts.
If you have a sweet tooth, satisfy your cravings at these spots.
Pana’s moreish, melt-in-your-mouth raw chocolate had a cult following before it even opened the doors to its first Sydney café. Located in Alexandria’s foodie hub, the café is a must on every chocoholic’s hit list. If you’re stuck, order the delightfully oozy caramel drop, or the Pana Pop, a ‘cheesecake’ coated in dark chocolate and nuts.
21 Fountain Street, Alexandria
In Potts Point and Baulkham Hills, The Farm is a cafe and wholefood store that practices what it preaches. After you’ve stocked up on groceries and goodies for the week, sit down for a scoop of CocoWhip (coconut ice-cream soft-serve), or a hunk of healthy banana bread. Light yet bursting with flavour, chances are you won’t crave the ‘real deal’ again.
Potts Point and Baulkham Hills
At Bloom, every plate is as pretty as the next – and then there are the healthy desserts. Along with protein balls, nut slices, brownies and cookies, the talented chefs whip up an apple pie sweetened with cinnamon, plus a range of cakes. As for our favourite, it’s a toss up between the flourless orange cake, and the tangy yet fruity raspberry and lime cheesecake.
118 Prince Albert Street, Mosman
Orchard Street made a splash on Sydney’s health scene with its organic, cold-pressed juices, but now, just as many people go out of their way to scoop up the raw desserts. The selection is delectable, and dished up at the Paddington and North Bondi locations. Try a sliver of the spicy-meets-sweet Chocolate Chilli Cake, or the crispy caramel slice with macadamia.
North Bondi and Paddington
Near Naremburn? Head to Sprout for sweets packed with guilt-free goodness. While the peanut butter bites and beetroot coconut slice are great, day after day, the crunchy, chocolatey paleo twix and the deliciously dense paleo fudge are bestsellers. Our advice? Get the pumpkin burger for lunch, then stay for dessert. And don’t hesitate to bring the kids! Their menu is sneakily healthy, too.
272-274 Willoughby Road, Naremburn
When you’re craving ice-cream, head to Australia’s first cashew soft-serve bar. In a prime position on Bondi Beach, Chachas piles its cones high with smooth yet velvety ice-cream. The best bit? It’s dairy-, gluten- and refined sugar-free. Bring your vegan and non-vegan friends (trust us on this), and taste-test the apple pie, peanut butter and the pistachio dotted with rose petals.
Shop 6, 156 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
When the 3pm munchies strike, skip the vending machine and go for Bondi Wholefoods’ ‘rawsome’ brownie. With pecans, walnuts, dates, almond meal, cacao butter and raw cacao, it hits the spot every time. Otherwise, the ‘like a Snickers’ cake is a surprisingly close match to the original thanks to layers of caramel, dark chocolate, almonds, tahini, dates and coconut oil.
30A Hastings Parade, North Bondi
What will it be: their signature donuts, a giant s'more, cheesecake, or slice? At this popular, sweet shop, the treats fly off the shelves, so get there early. Every dessert at Nutie Donuts is 100% gluten free with many vegan and dairy free options available – but we promise you won’t notice.
Balmain and Sydney CBD