Acai bowls have swept the nation (and most importantly Sydney) bringing the much needed health/naughty breakfast we all adore. Healthy because these things are jammed with superfoods (or so we’re told) and naughty, because we can’t help just add errrrything.
We’ve tracked down the best acai bowls in Sydney—which simply means you need to cancel ALL weekend plans because you have some serious taste testing to do.
Catch the ferry over to Manly and get a taste of the fresh AF Acai bowl on offer at Pure Wholefoods. We’re talking acai with berry blend, toasted muesli, and fresh banana, this is simple breakfast at its best.
Bondi & Surry Hills
Dairy free and vegan, the acai antiox breakfast bowl at Bondi Wholefoods is packed with goodies—frozen acai berries blended with organic juice and frozen fruits, topped with Farmer Joe’s Cinnamon Almond Granola, organic coconut flakes, and seasonal organic fresh fruits. Toppings of gluten-free chia, coconut and honey muesli are available for those who enjoy life without gluten and for those who are all about protein, you can add that too.
For the ultimate hangover cure, make your way to Fresh Blend in Mosman. Grab the acai bowl or one of the fantastic salads on offer and wander down to Balmoral beach. Scoff the lot, then jump straight into the ocean (winter is only a state of mind, we promise). CYA never hangover!
People travel from far and wide to get their hands on the acai bowl at Ritual and we can see why. Acai is blended with coconut water to make a sorbet (any excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast) and is topped with rawnola, pomegranate, banana, kiwi, berries and their signature watermelon ‘R’. That’s your photo op, right there.
This small south Sydney café is home to one of the most Instagram-worthy acai bowls in the biz. Served ice cold, the sorbet-like acai is topped with blueberries, strawberries, passionfruit, granola, coconut, and banana. Delish.
Sadhana Kitchen in Bondi is the holy grail of raw and healthy foods in Sydney and their epic acai (their words, but let’s be real, we agree) is so delicious you won’t even think about how healthy you’re being. So you should definitely spring for one of their raw desserts to take home with you, obvs.
The menu at Acai Brothers will have you in sweats simply because it’s too damn hard to choose which bowl to buy. You can keep it classic with the acai bowl with peanut butter, coconut yogurt, cacao nibs and banana, or live dangerously and order the acai with berries and beetroot instead. We know, you’re wild.
The acai bowls at Cali Press are the OG of Sydney’s acai scene. They stick to classic flavor combos like cacao or original. Then they’re topped with simply d-e-l-i-s-h things like pistachio granola, sweet bee pollen, superfood goji and PB (life).
Bare Naked Bowls
Bare Naked Bowls is a Northern Beaches superfood cafe that’s truly delivering the goods with eight acai bowls sitting pretty on their menu. The toppings include fresh fruit, coconut yoghurt, caramelised buckinis, hemp seeds and bush honey—fancy AF amirite?
You’re going to want to check out Coco Bliss ASAP because its menu is delivering more goods than we can handle. We’re talking about a bounty bowl, an apple & blackberry crumble bowl and a banoffee protein bowl that tastes like dessert.
Rozelle & Bondi
Hey, it’s not quite summer yet, but you can sure as hell pretend it is with the acai bowls from Fruitologist, where the summer vibes are coming in real strong. Their acai bowls are pretty little things with strawberries, bananas, oats and PB—classic for a delicious reason.
Dee Why & Warringah Mall
The Northern Beaches is home to Girdlers, a healthy foodies paradise and straight up, their acai bowl is rated 11/10 by us. Honourable mention must go to their dragon fruit bowl with kale and spinach, blended with quinoa flakes and topped with a vegan granola. We’ll take both.
Happy As Larry
While Happy As Larry is an Italian joint, they also serve up one mean acai bowl, that’s for damn sure. Grab this one before/during work if you’re in the city and we assure you that you’ll be the envy of all your work mates in the office.
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