If you’re anything like us, you probably spent winter in a Netflix haze under the blankets with burgers and chocolate. Now that spring has well and truly hit Brisbane, you might be ready for a little detox. Don’t worry, same here.
Whether you’re about that beach bod life or you’re just trying to get your two cups of veggies per day, we’ve got you sorted with the best healthy cafes Brisbane wide. You're welcome.
Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen
Get the ‘gram ready because Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen has some of the prettiest dishes and digs going around. Located in West End, step into this tropical oasis and fill your fork with fine nourishing fare. They’ve got everything from Isreali baked eggs to hotcakes and peanut butter acai bowls. It’s pure perfection, not to mention incredibly wholesome, with almost the whole menu gluten and dairy free.
City, Camp Hill and Newstead
If you haven’t had a Nodo donut for breakfast you haven’t been living. This healthy Brisbane cafe has answered our prayers with a selection of damn tasty gluten-free baked (not fried) donuts and a drool-worthy seasonal brunch menu littered with eats that don’t sound healthy—but actually are. If you’re new to Nodo, you can’t go wrong with their winter harvest bowl washed down with a maca mudshake and a Nodo Vovo donut to go.
Charlie's Raw Squeeze
Charlie’s Raw Squeeze have got you sorted for a summer cool-down dessert thanks to their delicious “nice-creams” made from frozen fruit that they pile high with decadent toppings. They’ve also got salads, wraps and toasties that are all 100% plant-based and made lovingly inhouse, but honestly, if you can walk past their cabinet of raw slices and cakes without loading up on cookies and cream slice or plant-based doughnuts, we salute you.
Mylk + Ko
At Mylk + Ko their ethos is simple: brunch for everyone—even those with complex dietary preferences. Take your mate who’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, we could go on. Oh, and it’s dog-friendly and they serve puppy ice cream, so take your dog too. But the stunning acai bowls they dish up on the daily? Well, those are all for you, though you’ll have a hard time choosing from the half a dozen variations on the menu.
Hamilton and Eatons Hill
The guys at Pineapple Express are all about making healthy eating fun. And with goods like vegan pulled jackfruit burger, vegan loaded fries and pineapple nachos, their menu certainly sounds like a good time to us. Their Hamilton and Eatons Hill digs are just as impressive as their menu, both awash with vibrant yellow and blue hues that make for a cheery and totally Instagrammable aesthetic.
One of the OG jaunts to grab an acai bowl, Coco Bliss has since popped up all over Brisbane making it a super convenient spot to drop in for a quick and guilt-free feed. Their menu is refined sugar-free and boosted with superfoods like the crowd-favourite Snickers acai bowl. It might just change your snacking habits for life. They also dish up vegan cheese toasties and ice cream cones—just saying.
Putia Pure Food
This is healthy eating alfresco-style. Putia Pure Food features a massive 80-seater patio perfect for your next brunch date. The huge establishment also doubles as a pantry and cooking school so if you’re ready to step up your health food game, book into a class and learn how to cook healthy, delicious dishes at home. But if you’re just there breakfast, there’s a vegan crumpet piled with avocado and smoked cashew cheese with your name on it.
Paleos (and even keto followers), listen up. Wilde Kitchen have got you sorted with all the best produce and paleo dishes under one roof. There’s a lot to get excited about on this menu so you best check it out beforehand to avoid the dreaded food envy. Our top picks? For those who like it on the sweet side ask for the protein pancakes or blueberry trifle and for those who like it savoury-style, grab the breaky bake-up with lamb meatballs or the paleo fried chicken. You’re welcome.
Coconut Coffee House
Serving us laidback coastal vibes, Coconut Coffee House boasts brass palm trees, exposed brick and stunning beaded chandeliers. The dish of choice goes to the hot pot packed with chorizo, honey smoked bacon, mushrooms and free-range eggs all washed down with an organic Byron Bay espresso, but they also whip up some seriously good-looking raw treats to take home for later.
The Laneway Green
You don’t have to head all the way in to the city for a healthy feed. Not only is The Laneway Green a sleek Brisbane cafe decked out with polished floors, a forest green bar, light timber stools and stunning gold finishings, but they also serve up supercharged breakfasts made from locally sourced produce. Opt for early morning feeds like the apple soaked bircher bowl or a nutritious lunch salad of raw pad Thai. You honestly can’t go wrong.
Kiss The Berry
South Bank and South Brisbane
You’ve probably seen Kiss The Berry’s wholesome bowls grace your feed so if you’ve been looking for a sign to finally go try them for yourself, this is it. Be sure to order the apple crumble bowl, a magical blend of acai, apple, banana apple juice and cinnamon topped with granola, coconut yoghurt, coconut flakes, stewed apple, walnuts. Who knew being this healthy could taste this good?
Juice Jar Cafe
Known for their zesty and cold-pressed juices and Byron Bay Coffee Co. brews, there’s a lot to love about Juice Jar Cafe. You can’t go passed their cabinet packed full of tasty and healthy treats like raw brownies and protein balls, but if it’s a proper feed you’re after, the breakfasts menu features the likes of acai and pink pitaya bowls and veggie packed omelettes, while lunch will see you munching on some uber creative salads.
Image credit: Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen, Mylk + Ko, Wilde Kitchen