Health Freak Cafe, Beaux Lane, 609 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, Phone 9328 3125.
Born Free … Health Freak Café promise all their food is Gluten and Sugar Free. It was a nice feeling knowing that the calorie intake wouldn’t include extra sugar of any kind.
In the last six months or so Smoothie Bowls have burst onto the health food scene with gusto. I’d decided early on that it was a silly idea and ignored the trend. Because she knows I like their food, Xena suggested we try HFC’s version, so off we went.
I ordered the Acai Bowl which came with macadamia cranberry muesli and was topped off with strawberries and banana. It looked a treat with it’s dark purple colour and the layers of fruit.
Because I had no idea what to expect I was surprised at how cold the Smoothie part of the dish was. It wasn’t liquid but kind of a thick ice cream which I guess is Coco Whip a big seller for HFC.
The muesli provided a crunch, the Acai was very tasty and the whole bowl was consumed quite quickly. Of course, Xena helped with that.
Xena ordered the Chick Pea, Spinach, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Curry and her dish also presented very well. It looked lush with the green herbs strewn through the mix. I loved this dish, as did Xena, and mainly because of the softness of the chickpeas and the freshness of the ingredients.
Oh, and that coffee was stand out, seriously strong, with great Crema.
So, Smoothie bowls, who knew. Such a great idea and just goes to show you should always keep an open mind.
Read our review of Health Freak Cafe Burgers here.