Top 5 Healthy Cafes in Melbourne For Mother’s Day Brunch

Here, we compiled our favourite (mostly) healthy spots in Melbourne–some new to us, some long-time favourites—to take mum for brunch this Mother’s Day.

 

1. COMBI

Shop 1, 140 Ormond Rd, Elwood, 9531 0084

Combi makes eating organic, raw, vegetarian and gluten-free food fun and delicious. Plus, they serve the best homemade nut milk smoothies in town (my fave is the coco banana- if you follow me on instagram you know this is an addiction of mine.). The raw pizza and the sprouted toast with tahini, banana, chia seeds and honey is also a must. To top it off the vibe is seaside relaxed with great music to match. You could just imagine you’re in Byron Bay for your lunch break.

 

2. TALL TIMBER

60 Commercial Rd, Prahran, 95104111

Self-proclaimed good people, good food and good coffee – and I couldn’t agree more (well, I’m told the coffee is fabulous – I’m one of those herbal tea drinkers). The café has a raw, open interior with great sun drenched outdoor seating and a courtyard. It’s my favourite brunch menu in Melbourne. I love a café that is not shy to use creative ingredients and sides. Think asparagus, haloumi, smashed peas, pumpkin, pomegranate, home-made beans… need I say more?

 

2. THE FARM CAFE

Collingwood Children’s Farm, 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, 9415 6581

A rustic cafe serving up breakfast, lunch and all the good things in between from the beautiful surrounds of Collingwood Children’s Farm. Make sure you treat your mum to a couple of their freshly baked scones topped with raspberry jam and whipped cream. After brunch you can burn off some of that energy by a walk around the farm and beautiful grounds of the Abbotsford Convent (it’s all about balance right?).

 

4. FRIENDS OF MINE

506 Swan St, Richmond, 9428 7516

This cafe is my favourite place to go with friends of mine. They use local produce, organic ingredients and locally farmed free range eggs and do one of the best smashed avo dishes in Melbourne. The setting, the atmosphere and a killer menu make this place all worth the weekend queues.

5. BARRY

85 High Street, Northcote, 9481 7623

Covering breakfast and lunch, the menu features a range of inspiring dishes that go above and beyond the average café fare. Barry also caters for the gluten-free, vegan and health conscious, with delicious-and-nutritious dishes like their acai chia pudding with basil macerated strawberries and coconut or their Californian superfood salad with house cured salmon. Of course, their coffee is also insane, made with their own blend of 5 senses.



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