Introducing PIMP MY PLATE – my weekly series of reviews of cafés and restaurants in city and regional areas – I pop up all over over the place. My foodie challenge to find a good meal – lunch or brunch – with a limited budget of $18 or less for for the main plate.
Grey sky, brisk wind, hey let’s go to the beach! Avalon Beach was closed but the brisk waves drew boardriders and the cafés were open, and cockatoos munched on Nature’s green stuff. Nourish cafe offers a lot of healthy juices, smoothies, paleo food bars, yummy healthy cakes, and freshly assembled brunch and lunch bites. The Corn Fritters pimped my plate with freshness, and offered brunch value for $17 but needed a bit more flavour – spices or chilli would have kicked these pancake-fritters into the stratosphere. The paleo nut slice ($6) was fridge cold but I did a ‘take out’ and warmed to room temperature, it offered a chewy fusion of walnuts, green pistachios, cranberries (not too many, yey!) and was YUM. The mango-beetroot smoothy failed my mouth test with it’s slushy crushed ice consistency so shall remain anonymous.
Rated: Pimped by good value and freshness! Food: 4/5
Atmosphere: 3/5 Vibe: All ages, chillaxed
nourish café – 17 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach
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