The Best Healthy Cafes in Sydney

 

Looking for the healthiest, yummiest and best cafes and restaurants to eat at in Sydney, Australia? I've got you covered. I've picked out my favourite eateries in Sydney when you're looking for a healthy breakfast, lunch or brunch. These cafes and restaurants consistently deliver some of the most glorious, healthy meals and great coffee - as you can see from my Instagram pics! 

Bon Appetite, my friends! 

Porch & Parlour | Bondi Beach

Beyond the view of Bondi Beach, Porch & Parlour consistently serve up delicious whole food dishes like my favourite, the Green Breaky Bowl. Catch up with a friend for a walk along the beach then finish with breakfast here. Your body will be grateful. 

Pictured: Green Breaky Bowl

Pictured: Green Breaky Bowl

Proteini | Darlinghurst

With a real emphasis on local food and healthy gut function, this spot serves up unique but delicious health food options, particularly for primal and paleo eaters.  My favourite thing about this place is the amount of tahini and seeds on the menu! #bliss

Pictured: Primal Stack

Pictured: Primal Stack

Bondi Harvest | Bondi Junction

Whenever I am at Bondi Junction, you can be sure I am sitting down to a meal here! Not only do I adore the seasonal, whole foods approach fostered by the awesome chefs (Guy Turland and Mark Alston = legends), but the food is really delicious. Pick from the daily selection of seasonal salads and add a protein of your choice. Or choose from the menu. Either way, you can't go wrong. Recommend you give this place a try! 

Pictured: Zucchini Breaky Bowl

Pictured: Zucchini Breaky Bowl

Nelson Road Tuck shop | Bondi Junction

Healthy, fresh food without the pretence? Yes please! The menu at Nelson Road Tuckshop is a quirky take on the classics with many healthy and fun ingredients finding their way into your dish (like plenty of fermented veg!) I love how unique and varied the dishes are... I could come here daily and still be excited!

Pictured: The Green Breaky with Falafel

Pictured: The Green Breaky with Falafel

Soul Origin | Several around Sydney

When you're working hard and need the right kind of energy to fuel you through, look no further than Soul Origin. I love the convenience of this place. This healthy fast food chain is totally changing the way we eat food on our lunch break. Pick from one of the seasonal salads loaded with lots of the good stuff. 

Pictured: Freekeh Salad with artichokes and spinach

Pictured: Freekeh Salad with artichokes and spinach

Ruby's Diner | Queens Park

Tash Oakley is also a fan of this spot when she is visiting Sydney and I get why. It's a bustling spot on the weekends but lovely and relaxing on a weekday. I'm often popping around to grab a coffee, juice or bite to eat from the seasonal menu. Oh, and if you are super trendy/hipster and like Kombucha - they serve in on tap. 

 Pictured: Multigrain toast, poached eggs and smashed avo

 Pictured: Multigrain toast, poached eggs and smashed avo

Poke | Coogee Beach

This is by far, my favourite place to come for healthy take-aways. They may Poke, a Japanese/Hawaiian style of fish that is served with sides like edamame, zucchini salad and pickled veg - along with black rice and cabbage. I frequent this place pretty regularly because I trust the food is fresh and flavourful. I'm never wrong. 

Pictured: Poke of the day with seasonal sides

Pictured: Poke of the day with seasonal sides

The Boat House | Palm beach

Disclaimer: This place is pretty trendy... Though it's tricky to find a seat, the wait is worth it for the experience of sitting on the pier eating from their delicious, yet small, menu. Ideal for a Sunday lunch with your nearest and dearest, followed by a dip in the ocean. If you can't make it out to Palm Beach, there is also the Shelley Beach or Balmoral Beach options. 

Pictured: The Boathouse Salad, Quinoa, avocado, kale, labne + carrot

Pictured: The Boathouse Salad, Quinoa, avocado, kale, labne + carrot

Three Blue Ducks | Bronte

Looking for the good spot for a lunch with friends? This is the spot to find a yummy feed. The chefs behind this place know about good food which is why there is generally always a queue to get in - no matter the day or time. That still doesn't stop me from visiting often... 

Pictured: Smoked trout with poached eggs, za'atar and sauted greens

Pictured: Smoked trout with poached eggs, za'atar and sauted greens

Bennet Street Dairy | Bondi

This relatively new kid on the block has created quite a reputation for itself. The food, look and feel also reminds me of a New York Deli but with a healthy Sydney twist. If you're keen on good coffee and cool healthy dishes, this is the spot for you my friend. 

Pictured: Breakfast Bowl

Pictured: Breakfast Bowl

Lox Stock & Barrel | Bondi Beach

This 'deli diner' may just be one of my favourite spots to eat in Sydney. It may be the seasonal salads, yummy bagels or the New York deli vibe of the joint - but I'm a big fan. Whilst my hubby can't go past the Rueben, I'm either picking the smashed avo (it's like... wow!) or one of their beautiful salads with some fish for protein. 

Pictured: Left  | Lightly Smoked Ocean Trout SaladRight | Cabbage salad, no longer available 

Pictured: Left  | Lightly Smoked Ocean Trout SaladRight | Cabbage salad, no longer available 

Shuk | Bondi Beach

Israeli style eatery (Ottolenghi fans will love this spot!) worth visiting simply because of their Shakshuka or eggplant with pomegranate. Marvel at the jars of fermenting veggies along the walls and feel the love of food at this spot. This is my kind of food...! 

Pictured: The Green Shakshuka

Pictured: The Green Shakshuka

Venus Wholefoods | Surry Hills

Each day, five seasonal salads are created at this lovely and light eatery. You can pick a few salads or stick to one. You also have the option to add a protein of your choice. Whilst they also have other options, I've never needed to order beyond the constantly evolving and always delicious salad menu. Note that they often sell out of salads because they are so good - so don't plan a late lunch! 

Pictured: Zucchini salad of the day with miso tahini dressing

Pictured: Zucchini salad of the day with miso tahini dressing

Bread & Circus | Alexandria

It's worth waiting in line for this food. The menu has all the usual suspects but with a twist. Oh, and it's got such a cool vibe - Ideal for a weekend brunch with friends. 

Pictured: Avo, tomato with toast served with goats cheese and kimchi 

Pictured: Avo, tomato with toast served with goats cheese and kimchi 

 The Potting Shed | Alexandria

When you can't find a seat at The Grounds of Alexandria, then make sure you walk 10 metres to The Potting Shed. Particularly good for a night time feed, (but breakfast and lunch are also winners) this spot has a resident parrot as concierge, offers jugs of cocktails that hang from the ceiling and the menu is on point too. Nuff said. 

Pictured: Fish tacos, Haloumi and freekeh salad and baked pumpkin

Pictured: Fish tacos, Haloumi and freekeh salad and baked pumpkin

The Penny Royal | Mosman

A small little cafe in with delicious coffee a yummy rotating menu of healthy options. Perfect for when you want something on trend - but aren't prepared to wait in a queue for coffee. 

Pictured: Quinoa, Tuna and Edamame salad

Pictured: Quinoa, Tuna and Edamame salad

Others to add to your list:

The Ground of Alexandria | Alexandria

This place has become a landmark in Sydney's cafe scene. When it's too busy to find a seat (pretty much a certainty), visit simply to pat the farm animals, sip a freshly made lemonade and soak in the buzz. 

Fourth Village Providor | Mosman

Italian cuisine with a beautiful grocer selling all sorts of deli style items including fresh fruit and veg, cheeses and baked goods. It's the kind of food hall you can get lost in... 

Wooden Whisk | St Leonards

Perfect for a healthy work lunch when you're in St Leonards. This place gets pretty busy on a weekday - and with a delicious salad menu, it's easy to understand why. 

And more.... 

  • Kepos Street Kitchen | Alexandria

  • Sadhana Kitchen | Enmore

  • Cornersmith | Marrickville

  • Nine | Bondi beach

  • Earth To Table | Bondi Beach

  • Bowery Lane | Sydney CBD

  • 'noOk Urban Fresh Bar | CBD

  • O-Organic Produce | Curry Hills

  • Devon Cafe | Central Station and Danks St, Alexandria

 
Lyndi Cohen