Warren and Holt, Marrickville
Concrete Jungle, Chippendale
The Hunter Works, Balmain
Concrete Jungle, Chippendale
Warren and Holt, Marrickville (Photography: Maria Kim)
Health-conscious Sydney has a slew of health food stores and restaurants that keep us in check when we’re out-and-about. But when it comes to cafes, the choices are abundant so we have made it easy for you to choose the with our round up of Sydney’s on trend cafes that hinge on wellness – why not make brunch do the work for you.
News of this freshly minted Bondi salad joint is hot off the press, and with a focus on selecting top quality producers and suppliers you can have faith that your kale will be crisp. With an entirely gluten free menu (all but two dressings are vegan) regardless of how you build you salad bowl you can rest assured that you’ll be doing your body good.
Shop 1, The Pacific Building, 180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
For organic food and beverages in a sleek Marrickville setting you won’t find better than Warren & Holt. You also won’t find a more accommodating bunch, dedicated to their allergen friendly, vegan friendly, ethically sourced mantra which is reflected in every dish on the nutritious menu.
415 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
This light-filled Surry Hills mainstay is loved by locals craving a delicious feed without the need to crunch out an extra gym session to work it off. The organic wholefood café brings healthy, hearty fare to patrons in their laidback venue, with communal tables and mouth-watering (but healthy) burgers perfect for making small-talk.
118 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
From the moment this Alexandria warehouse threw open it’s doors it has seen an unceasing stream of devoted patrons as keen to snap the perfect Instagram as they are to let loose on the wholesome menu. Padre coffee and a plethora of fine teas will quench your thirst and rest assured that agave syrup is on hand for the sweet-toothed among us.
21 Fountain Street, Alexandria
Caring about provenance and sustainability as much as they do flavour, the rotating menu celebrates seasonal dining and exceptional coffee (from Sample Roasters, St Peters) making them a popular favourite in the Inner West. Fear not, despite such lofty intentions you’ll still be able to find tempting pastries and sides of chorizo to balance out all that goodness.
7/332 Darling Street, Balmain
In true Bondi fashion but situated in the inner city this wholefoods store-come-café bring organic products to the fore with a philosophy of longevity through nutrition. Every chia/paleo/superfood/acai creation you can think of is available and an impressive smoothie, juice and kombucha offering means you can fit even more nutrients into your meal before stocking up on healthy snacks to tie you over until dinner.
517-527 Elizabeth st, Surry Hills
Revered locally not just for their thriving yoga classes and retreats, Rozelle’s Egg of the Universe cafe is a ‘celebration of life’ centred on nutrient-dense wholefoods and principles of sustainability. You’ll find café classics alongside cleansing teas, kombucha and broth to extend your post-yoga glow.
711 Darling Street, Rozelle
The plant-based menu at Chippendale’s Concrete Jungle will have you glowing from the inside out. Crafted with ethically sourced meats the menu (with kitchen helmed by Bryan O’Callaghan) is equally about teaming excellent flavour with nourishing ingredients as it is about promoting sustainable eating.
58 Kensington Street, Chippendale
With a carefully constructed offering of salad bowls that reflect a plant-based ethos, Verd’s locally sourced, sustainable, accessible and from-scratch approach to food will leave you feeling utterly virtuous. Build your own bowl and add a glass of kombucha (it’s on tap) to round out your guilt-free indulgence.
5 Scotch Row Barangaroo, Sydney
Take your shopping bags with you when you pay The Farm in Potts Point a visit, as we’ve little doubt that following your coffee, you’ll be unable to resist wandering around the wholefood section before you head home with your arms brimming with deliciously nutritious pantry-fillers.
3/81 MacLeay Street, Potts Point