Our top eating spots in Sydney #NotATourist

Sydney is well known for its café culture and its abundance of vibrant eateries. Every time I visit Sydney I always have a list of cafes that I need to visit as there are new ones always popping up around the place. We’ve teamed up with Visa to bring you our top eating spots in Sydney so you never have to worry about not finding healthy and delicious food whenever you’re visiting the city! Here are my top 6 cafes in Sydney which all have a great food and menu selection, fast service, a fun vibe and not to mention good coffee! So you can experience Sydney like a traveller and #notatourist in no time.

Sadhana KitchenSandhana Kitchen, an organic café that serves only raw and vegan food is a must see when visiting Sydney. They offer a beautiful whole foods menu, smoothies, a raw degustation, raw and organic high tea and also a lunch delivery service. Some treats on their menu include a coconut bacon pizette, date and fig scones with raspberry chia jam and coconut cream and a sprouted chick pea curry. Who said vegan food is boring!

147 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia http://www.sadhanakitchen.com/

Porch and Parlour Porch and Parlour is a popular eatery in Bondi, so popular that there is often a queue of people waiting for a table. During the day they serve breakfast and lunch, and in the evening they offer tasting plates and home style mains. The staff are friendly and attentive and the décor is welcoming. My favourite option from the menu is the green breaky bowl made using kale, spinach, quinoa, coriander, mint, parsley, porched eggs and avocado! Yum!

17-18/110 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia www.porchandparlour.com

Bondi Wholefoods Bondi Wholefoods is a café and whole foods store. It is 100% organic and the owner claims that if she cannot find a certain item that isnt organic then the store will go without. Even the unhealthiest meal on the menu is still healthy. I always order the Cacao Berry Pancakes which are made using spelt flour and quinoa, drizzled with blueberries and honey and sprinkled with cacao nibs, more honey and served with a side of fresh fruit. This is a café that you need to visit when exploring Sydney!

1/30A Hastings Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia www.bondiwholefoods.com.au

Thr1ve Thr1ve was created by a nutritionist and personal trainer, they have made a Paleo inspired menu that is high in protein, low in carbohydrates, gluten free and no added sugar. Thr1ve have an extensive breakfast and lunch range with an affordable price point. They are well known for their paleo pancakes; served with honey, cinnamon and banana slices and breafast bowls; served with scrambled eggs, salmon, brown rice, spinach and roasted tomatos. At lunch time, Thr1ve always has a line out the door with people queuing for their infamous lunch bowls. You can choose a base of sweet potato mash, broccoli, char grilled chicken and pulled pork. The menu is very health focused and all the food is nutrient dense and affordale.

THR1VE Westfield Pitt Street Shop 5005, Westfield Pitt Street, Corner Pitt St Mall & Market St, Sydney, Australia www.thr1ve.me

Pana Chocolate Pana Chocolate is a raw, handmade and organic chocolate that literally melts in your mouth. It is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and made in Australia. It is hard to believe that something that tastes as good as it does, contains no nasty ingredients. Originally from Melbourne, Pana has recently opened their new raw dessert café in Sydney. The cabinets are packed full of sweet treats, take home granolas and a hot chocolate blend. Sydney siders can now experience this beautiful chocolate without any guilt.

21 Fountain St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia www.panachocolate.com

Henri Marc Henri Marc is a hidden gem situated in Penrith, Sydney. It is worth making the trip to visit this café if you are living in Central Sydney and love a substantial breakfast and good coffee. Some of the favourites on the menu include chorizo, poached eggs, parmesan on toast and heirloom tomato and ricotta on toast. They also offer caramel on toast which is something that I encourage to share as it is so indulgent.

Shop 2, 438 High St, Penrith 2750 www.henrimarc.com.au

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