Elwood café highlights: Combi
Tucked away on Ormond Road, Combi is a healthy and sustainable highlight amongst Elwood’s café offerings. Serving a range of healthy breakfast and lunch options, Combi is a go-to spot for locals and visitors to the Elwood village, and a standout in the City of Port Phillip.
Beach shack bowls and colour galore
Owners Penny Loughman and Anthony Baker have created quite the environment at Combi, making you feel at ease and relaxed as soon as you enter. There’s a bamboo shade over the smoothie area, a tile proclaiming ‘Follow Your Bliss’ and painted boards reminiscent of island markets.
With a large mural from local designer Luke Henley depicting an island view, it doesn’t take much to be inspired to order something tropical from Combi’s smoothie menu. The selection includes:
- ‘Liquid Passion’, which features house made nut mylk
- Mixed berries
- Coconut flakes
- Raw protein powder.
Or, if you prefer something richer, the Peanut Butter Cup – with house made nut mylk, banana, organic peanut butter, coconut, cacao nibs and chia seeds – might be more up your alley.
All smoothies are presented with a healthy degree of opulence and served with a rose gold metal straw, demonstrating the café’s focus on sustainability.
Combi’s healthy mainstays
The Combi menu also features terrific acai bowls, which are a perfect healthy and filling way to start the day. If you’re wanting a more filling option, their smashed avocado served with rocket and pumpkin seeds on toast is a winner.
If you’re heading to Combi later in the day, their ham, cheese and tomato toasted sandwich is a menu mainstay, along with their delicious veggie burger.
Raw treats aren’t just blended at Combi, they also have a great selection of sweets such as a vegan cookies and cream cake, matcha lime cake, and a decadent peanut butter tart.
Combi is a sustainable, healthy café treat not only for Elwood, but the entire City of Port Phillip Community. Be sure to check it out!
Shop 1/140 Ormond Road, Elwood
Monday to Saturday 6.30 am to 4 pm
Sunday 7 am to 4 pm