Smooth like a Sunday, lip-smackingly delicious, absolutely guilt-free and wickedly good for the soul, there is much to love about the latest breakfast trend – smoothie bowls.
A rainbow of superfoods from acai to blueberries and coconut, Coastie cafes have upped their smoothie bowl game as they charm breakfasting locals with a plethora of pretty toppings.
From This Little Piggy & Co’s vibrant green concoctions to The Boy and The Rose with their double layered muesli, we’ve scoured the Coast to find the best bowl so you can get your mornings off to the smoothest possible start.
The Boy and the Rose offer bright, flavoursome and utterly addictive acai bowls from their chic set up across the road from North Avoca beach. They don’t lack in size or flavour and are totally ‘grammable with their rainbow toppings. Packed with icey hits, delicious popcorn-like clusters and a sneaky layer of double muesli at the bottom of the bowl, look no further than these lively bowls of wholesome goodness.
Bella Natural at Terrigal has always been a fave for healthy breaky combos, nutritious smoothies and strong coffee but they are also ace at smoothie bowls. From the Black Forrest to the Pink Pitaya, their beautifully decorated bowls scream nourishment and fun. Bright, vivid and wholesome, they will make your heart sing. They look so good you could be fooled into thinking they’re bad for you but put your trust in Bella, she is all about making natural and healthy look and taste great.
The secret is in their name. At Pro Juice, Umina, they are smoothie bowl pros. Their bowls are rich in fruity flavour and packed with antioxidants thanks to lashings of coconut and berries. Grab a takeaway bowl from the West St cafe and kick back on nearby Ocean Beach for a bowl with a view.
From the ‘green’ to the ‘coffee head’, imagination is not lacking when it comes to the smoothie bowls at This Little Piggy & Co. At this hole-in-the-wall cafe at Point Clare, the bowls are thick and full of flavour. For the ultimate health boost, try the green bowl or for a morning kick, give the coffee head bowl a shot. You will walk out into the sunshine feeling as content and full as a little piggy.
￼Smaller in portion yet bursting with goodness, Glee Coffee Roaster’s smoothie bowls are all about quality. Nutritious grains combine with fresh fruit for a sweet breakfast hit. Or enjoy the generously-dressed treats for brunch, lunch or afternoon tea – Glee offers breakfast all day every day (not just on Sundays). There is a Glee Coffee Roasters at Erina Heights and Wyong.
At Wamberal’s new whole food cafe Three Donkeys, the smoothie bowls are a riot of colour and flavour. Peppered with berries and bee pollen, they also pack a solid nutritional punch. Served with almond or coconut milk, you can go green with spirulina and avocado or indulge in a berry delight with nut butter, honey and hibiscus.