Best smoothie bowls in Port Phillip
Bright colours, fresh summer fruit and delicate toppings – what’s not to love about a smoothie bowl?
Balancing the naughty-but-nice breakfast flavours that Melbourne brunch lovers crave, it’s no wonder that smoothie and acai bowls are a hit.
Both healthy and photogenic, chances of it popping ‘the gram’ are high. Cafes across Melbourne are all having a crack at their own take on the cult hit. But where can the best ones be found in the City of Port Phillip?
Miss Alex & Co’s acai super bowl proudly boasts that it’s made with fresh, organic acai – not powder. Blended with cherries, banana, chia, cranberries and coconut milk, it’s garnished with coconut, fresh fruit and caramelised buckinis. All-day brekkie lovers, rejoice. With breakfast available until 3 pm, you can get your bowl fix right through the day.
Miss Alex & Co
85 Brighton Street, Elwood
Monday to Sunday 5 am to 3.30 pm
Nestled on Bay Street, the Acai Brothers is a must-visit destination for a smoothie bowl. Imagine all the different smoothie bowl combinations out there. Now, double it. That’s what you’re looking at with this superfood café. The Acai Brothers has everything from the usual suspects to some playful combinations – like salted caramel and the chocolate-flavoured “Treat Yo’self”.
Acai Brothers Superfood Bar
299 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Monday to Friday 6:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday 7:30am – 4pm
Sunday 9am – 4pm
Eat the rainbow at Albert Park’s soulful, wholefood café. Indulge in the Snickers Smoothie Bowl for natural peanut butter, cacao powder, banana, almond milk and dates. Top her with seasonal fruit, seeds, nuts and superfood and you’re golden. Or experience vibrant blends of acai, dragon fruit, mango, strawberries, coconut milk and a bunch of other fresh fruits, adorned with all the toppings.
315 Montague Street, Albert Park
(03) 9696 0048
Monday to Sunday 8 am - 3.30 pm
For a smoothie bowl with bite, you’ll be on a winner with On the Juice. With bragging rights to ten different flavour combos, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For something a little different, trial out this lush lychee and pitaya smoothie bowl. Top it with extras like yoghurt, spreads, nuts and natural sweeteners for that extra kick.
On the Juice
Shop 2/310 Carlisle Street, Balaclava
Monday to Friday 6.45 am - 5 pm
Saturday to Sunday 7.45 am - 5 pm
Above are just a handful of our top picks to get your smoothie bowl fix in the heart of Port Phillip. Another local favourite we recently enjoyed exploring on the blog was the iconic Elwood café, Combi.
See this and plenty of other great restaurants, cafes, etc. that locals love, or read our Explore Port Phillip blog posts to discover more.