If you were to ask me about my recent trip to Australia, I could go on forever with highlights and exciting stories. There was never a dull moment between scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, skydiving in Cairns, road tripping along the Gold Coast, and hopping from hostel to hostel. However, ask me what my favorite food dish I had there was and I wouldn’t hesitate before telling you about their iconic açai bowls.
Granted, when you think of Australia, “açai bowls” aren’t necessarily the first thing that come to mind. Sydney has such a wide range of açai bowls and each leaves a lasting impression on you. If you ever find yourself down under in this magical city, do yourself a favor and try the following açai bowls.
Culture Bean Cafe
Culture Bean is renowned for their nutritious and flawless looking açai bowls – and it’s not hard to see why. Located a twenty minute train ride away form the heart of Sydney, this cafe is not to be missed. What makes these bowls special (other than their impeccable presentation) is the passion fruit topping. The açai blend is made with fresh ingredients, making it neither too sweet nor too icy.
Bare Naked Bowls
This cafe was impressive not only because of its delicious açai bowls but also because of the location. I got the “Manly Bowl” that is a blend of organic açai, banana, strawberry, and apple juice. The toppings include granola, banana, strawberry, blueberry, goji berry, bee pollen, and honey. There’s a sign up in the cafe that showcases their mission statement, “nourishing the body with real food”. They do this by using local, nutritious, and organic ingredients in delicious and creative ways.
Açai Brothers – Bondi
Açai Brothers is another beach-side cafe with a slight twist to their menu. There are three different steps to ordering a bowl. First you choose the acai blend, then you pick up to three fresh fruit toppings, and lastly you add on any extras such as fruit, granola, coconut, and honey. What really made my açai bowl stand was the coconut topping. Once again, I could taste the freshness of the ingredients and was impressed with the creative flower-like presentation of the bowls.
All in all, Sydney’s wide range of options would please any açai bowl lover. There are dozens of açai bowl cafes I wish I could’ve eaten at but I know that if I ever make it back to the land down under, I won’t hesitate to seek them out.