Best cafes sydney

Best healthy cafes in Sydney

As much as we love creating healthy recipes at home, sometimes it is nice to sit back and have someone else prepare the food for you. We love that there are now so many healthy cafes/restaurants in Sydney striving to use local, organic and seasonal produce as much as possible.

In saying that, there are also many cafes marketed as ‘healthy’ when in reality they are serving acai bowls packed with added sugar, using ‘natural’ sweeteners in excess and offering gluten free breads/baked goods that are really more like cake. Here we’ve compiled a list of some of our very favourite healthy cafes in Sydney (in no particular order).

We are a little biased towards Bondi given its proximity to our house but we are always more than willing to travel for good food so please leave us any suggestions in the comments!


Orchard Street, Paddington and Bondi Beach

Delicious hot chocolates and raw desserts. They have a limited selection of savoury meals but they do have a choice of takeaway salads and an amazing gluten free nut loaf that you can have plain or with avocado and/or macadamia and turmeric butter (I highly recommend the macadamia butter!)

Orchard Street
Bare Naked Bowls


Bare Naked Bowls, Manly, Bronte and Surry Hills

A specialty acai cafe that perfects the creamy consistency! They have an entire acai menu of different blends. My choice is the power bowl which is a blend of acai, banana, strawberries, natural peanut butter and activated almond milk.

Sonder Paddington


Sonder, Paddington

This is one my favourite spots for coffee in Paddington – almond milk piccolo is my go-to but regular milk is also on offer. They have a great range of salads and an amazing smashed avo on sourdough toast.


Harry’s, Bondi Beach

Obsessed with their avocado and tahini spread on sourdough toast (they also have a delicious gluten free bread alternative). Their poke salad is amazing too if you feel like something a little more substantial. As well as having great food, their coffee is also incredible, especially with their house blend macadamia and almond milk. If you’re not a coffee drinker try their golden turmeric latte.

Harrys bondi beach


Bread and Circus, Alexandria

This is a great spot if you’re after something a little more filling. The portions are very generous and they don’t compromise on quality. I love their Essene bread with avocado and halloumi as well as their mixed salad boxes.


Three Blue Ducks, Alexandria

The food here is local and seasonal wherever possible which we love, but what particularly stands out to me is the vibe and atmosphere. It is in a big warehouse connected to an artsy home decor show room. We love the vegetarian poke bowl from the lunch menu and the Hay smoked salmon kedgeree from the breakfast menu- it isn’t what we usually feel like in the morning but we will make an exception for this dish. They are also open for dinner with a great selection of wine and cocktails.

Three blue ducks
lox stock and barrel


Lox Stock and Barrel, Bondi

Unbeatable salads and a seriously good smashed avo. I love the pumpkin salad with added brussel sprouts (I don’t know what they do to those brussels- but they are incredible). This is another healthy cafe that is also open for dinner with a great range of healthy(ish) cocktails. The slow-roasted eggplant is a favourite of mine from the dinner menu but it is very large so I would recommend sharing if you’re not overly hungry.


Shuk, Bondi Beach

A delicious cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their shakshuka is a must try. You can add halloumi which is a definite in my books. If you’re going for dinner they have a great selection of small bites so it is ideal for sharing.

Shuk Bondi - best cafes in Sydney
The nine bondi


The Nine, Bondi Beach

A Mediterranean cafe using local, seasonal produce. They have one of those menus where you just want to keep coming back until you’ve ticked everything off. The ‘Mediterranean Bowl’ is packed with the goodness of quinoa, kale, grains, picked vegetables, avocado, hummus and an organic egg. So nourishing and flavoursome.


Egg of the universe, Balmain

Another place with great smashed avo (and a delicious gluten free bread option). Their menu is short but you can guarantee whatever you order will be good. I love that it is connected to a yoga studio so you can have a delicious healthy feast post working out.

Egg of the universe

If you’re wondering where else to go for an acai bowl fix, check out our post on Sydney’s best acai bowls.

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