The New Cafe Your Summer Bod Will Thank You For

By Lauren Matilda Matthews
18th Nov 2016

For those who have adopted a love for this year’s biggest health food trend—the smoothie bowl—it's time to be ecstatic because an epic new cafe has opened just for you!  Bowl & Arrow recently set up shop in the new development at Orakei Village and are whipping up a myriad of health-focused concoctions… but trust us when we say they’re pretty damn tasty.

Hannah Bryan and Leisha Rae are the pair behind this cute outpost and their Bowl & Arrow journey started exactly one year ago today. Dabbling with a bit of catering and farmer market pop-ups, their new home will undoubtedly please many—Leisha reveals customers were hounding them left, right and centre for regular fixes of their delicious offerings!

‘We couldn’t keep up with the demand!’ she says. ‘The only logical thing to do was to create a permanent space so everyone can visit, no matter the day or time.’

The offerings are mostly liquid-orientated with coffee, juices, smoothies, turmeric and beetroot lattes and, of course, those insanely good smoothie bowls. The Six Pack is a vibrant green medley of mint, pineapple, avocado, spirulina, spinach, kiwifruit and banana. The Summer Bod is perfectly girly and pink thanks to the beetroot and berry combination. And, the Soul Mate blends that perfect flavour marriage of peanut butter and chocolate (cacao in this instance) along with kumara, oats and dates for natural sweetness.

If you’re wanting something alongside your slurpable-goodness, you’d be wise to pick up a sweet raw treat. Made by the talented girls at Together, their Snickers, ginger and choc-peppermint slices are the ultimate guilt-free pick me up. The dark chocolate or lemon and coconut truffles are difficult to resist, too.

Bowls & Arrows is a welcome addition to our fair city’s offerings. In all honestly though, if they think they had problems with customers hounding them before, there’s no doubt these lovely girls are going to be rushed off their feet for the foreseeable future—and we wish them the best of luck!

For more details about Bowls & Arrows, including opening hours, click here. 

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