I’ve realised after doing a lot of travelling overseas that we’re quite lucky to have so many healthy options for eating out in Perth. It is rare to find a cafe that doesn’t have any fresh juices, smoothies and a few raw treats available, therefore, I had to be quite ruthless with this list. It contains only the cafes that I think strive to offer the majority of items on their menu as ‘healthy’, rather than just having a small selection.
1. Health Freak Cafe, Mount Lawley, Scarborough and Joondalup
Price for breakfast: $10.50 – $23
Price for a smoothie: $10
I have eaten out at all three locations and really love this chain overall. I like that they have the calories and macros printed on their menu; fantastic if you are tracking your food in an app like my fitness pal. Every single item on the menu is gluten and refined sugar free. I have eaten and thoroughly enjoyed their protein chocolate cake, warm banana bread, power protein crepes, coconut paleo latte, zucchini fritters stack, protein chicken burger and chicken and spinach lasagna. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the zucchini fettuccine marinara. It was extremely watery, much like when I make zucchini pasta at home.
2. Solomon’s Cafe, Highgate
Price for breakfast: $14 – $26
Price for a smoothie: $10 – $12
The things I love most about this place are the quality of ingredients used, the taste, and how nicely presented the food is. Solomon’s is one of the few cafes where everything they serve is 100% organic, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. You can literally order anything off the menu and know it is good for you. The downside is that it is quite pricey, although for the quality you receive you can’t really blame them.
3. The Raw Kitchen, Fremantle
Price for breakfast: not open for breakfast
Price for a smoothie: $9.50
This very popular vegan restaurant does beautiful main meals and amazing smoothies and raw desserts. Everything is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free. The food is very gourmet and delicious, so, even though there is no meat, I find it very satisfying and enjoyable.
4. Little Bird Cafe, Northbridge
Price for breakfast: $12.50 – $20
Price for a smoothie: $8 – $10
This is probably my current favourite café at the moment. It has a lovely airy, relaxed vibe and the food looks and tastes beautiful. There are plenty of vegan, gluten free and dairy free options clearly marked on the menu. There are a few ‘full sugar’ options here for your less health inclined dining buddies, as well as all the healthy options. I really liked their ice-cold fresh kombucha which they brew themselves. I’ve also loved their pancakes (pictured above), a decadent gluten-free brownie and an iced coffee frappe made with their homemade almond milk.
I’ll keep this list updated as I discover more of Perth’s healthy spots to eat. Let me know if you have any favourite places and I’ll add them to my list of places to try!