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5 To Try: Healthy breakfasts in Braddon

By Olivia_Congdon - 19 May 2016 6

Braddon is known for its good coffee and abundance of bars and brunch venues. But no longer does your breakfast have to be a guilty pleasure. I’ve compiled this list of healthier breakfasts you can try in Canberra’s foodie hotspot. Whilst each of these places has more calorific (and terrific) options on their menu, below I’ve Iisted the more nutritious picks.

80/20

80/20
Photo credit: @breakfastincanberra
Named after the 80/20 food philosophy of 80% clean-eating, 20% cheeky treats, this popular café offers the ultimate healthy breakfast. Give one of their acai bowls a go — they feature a type of delicious porridge topped with nuts and fruits — this is the trendiest brekkie right now for good reason. Two of my other favourites from their current seasonal menu include the Bircher muesli with coconut, chia and apple, served with a fresh green juice, as well as the B Board — avocado on rye toast alongside a granola, berry and yoghurt bowl. Check them out for yourself though, as 80/20 have an awesome breakfast range, including excellent smoothie options. Find out more: http://www.eightytwentyfood.com.au

Sweet Bones

Sweet Bones
Photo credit: @maddison_mcpherson
Sweet Bones is an organic, vegan bakery, and whilst their cakes probably couldn’t be counted as healthy, I’m still going to take this opportunity to recommend them thoroughly. Their big breakfast however, is one of the most balanced I’ve come across; described by them as “hummus, tomato, avocado, coconut bacon, lightly toasted Sonoma sourdough with a side of our tofu scramble that’s loaded with mushrooms, onions, carrot, capsicum, arame seaweed and topped with crispy spiced pepita and sunflower seeds”. My other picks are the Cha Cha Cha Chia cup and Eileen’s Organic Granola (those goji berries!). Find out more: http://sweetbonescompany.com

Barrio Collective

Barrio Collective
Photo credit: @kristyylou
Stop here even if you’re not hungry for the good vibes, to pat all the passing dogs and for the excellent coffee. Their batch brew coffee is always on point (and milk-free, if you’re trying to avoid the lactose). For a reasonably priced and healthy bite to eat, you can’t go past Barrio’s avocado on rye (yep, avo is a theme of mine #sorrynotsorry), served with either bush dukkah or togorashi seasoning. Both are delicious. They also have gluten free options available. Find out more: http://www.barriocc.com

elemental
Elemental
Photo Credit: @outwithabigail
The house granola is just $8 here and includes activated nuts, organic fresh fruit and either milk or yoghurt. Another good-for-you option at Elemental is the chia pudding of the day. You’ll be in your element! And with your Red Brick coffee, milk options include almond, soy, coconut or regular cow’s milk. Find out more: http://www.elementalcafe.com

Paleo Cafe Canberra City

Paleo Café
Photo credit: @paleocafecanberracity
I’ve mainly included these guys for their super smoothies, of which the salted caramel (sweetened with banana and dates) is my favourite, but there is more on offer here. I understand that everyone’s perspective on ‘healthy’ differs a lot; but if gluten and refined sugar-free is your style, then the whole menu here is for you. Find out more: https://paleo-cafe.com.au/

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6 Responses to
5 To Try: Healthy breakfasts in Braddon
Nightshade 7:37 pm 21 May 16

Mordd said :

The best use of the reviewed breakfasts would be to feed them to some livestock and then slaughter those animals and use their flesh and offal to make a proper breakfast!

Seriously…I eat healthy at home…when I go out for breakfast I want my plate filled with dead animal flesh, their internal organs and some eggs thanks!

You weren’t obliged to read the article. There’s no shortage of cafes serving your preferred breakfast – I thought this topic was a great idea. Thanks, Olivia, I’ll definitely give some of these dishes a try.

Masquara 6:00 pm 21 May 16

What is an “activated nut” please (other than of course Pete Evans!)

Maya123 5:19 pm 21 May 16

Mordd said :

ungruntled said :

Looking forward to the follow up article on the 5 best artery clogging breakfasts.

The best use of the reviewed breakfasts would be to feed them to some livestock and then slaughter those animals and use their flesh and offal to make a proper breakfast!

Seriously…I eat healthy at home…when I go out for breakfast I want my plate filled with dead animal flesh, their internal organs and some eggs thanks!

I’m sure there are plenty of places that serve breakfasts like you describe, but if I eat out I would rather have the more appetising food as displayed above. The food you describe would not tempt me to eat out. We all have different tastes and they need to be catered for. There is a market for your type of food, but I would choose the food above.

No_Nose 10:57 pm 20 May 16

ungruntled said :

Looking forward to the follow up article on the 5 best artery clogging breakfasts.

The best use of the reviewed breakfasts would be to feed them to some livestock and then slaughter those animals and use their flesh and offal to make a proper breakfast!

Seriously…I eat healthy at home…when I go out for breakfast I want my plate filled with dead animal flesh, their internal organs and some eggs thanks!

Maya123 1:32 pm 20 May 16

The examples in the photographs are so much more tempting and tasty looking than the greasy breakfast of bacon, sausage, egg, etc. They (almost) look worth going out for. (I prefer to have breakfast at home.) But for lunch some of them would be worth considering.

Kim F 9:30 am 20 May 16

Looking forward to the follow up article on the 5 best artery clogging breakfasts.

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