Fresh Crows Nest’s philosophy is that if ‘you eat well, you feel well’ and I wholeheartedly agree. However, it is often a challenge making healthy food tasty and aesthetically appealing. They definitely achieve this with flying colours. It is also the little things that differentiate Fresh from other cafes, such as offering sliced apple to my girls whilst we waited for our meal.
The kids menu consists of three items: toast soldiers with sugar-free jam, natural peanut butter or raw honey; egg and bacon on toast; and free range ham and cheese toastie. Their babycinos are on the expensive side at $2.50 each, however they do come with real chocolate sprinkles.
The all day breakfast is really popular and their avocado and feta cheese on rye with slow roasted tomatoes is hugely popular. If you like a ‘big breakfast’ on a Saturday morning, you are in for a treat ($18.90). Fresh’s Big Breakfast is huge and is also available gluten-free or vegetarian. Fresh are most famous for their house made granola which is available to eat in and as take home packs. Jam packed with healthy raw ingredients, this is a fantastic way to start the day.
For lunch, choose from soup, burgers or salad. I also love the fact that Fresh do not charge extra for Bonsoy milk or Gluten Free breads.
If you have intolerances or special dietary requirements, Fresh has you covered. They offer soy, almond or keffir milk with their granola and porridge. They also have an extensive list of sides with breakfast, including a shot of DHA Omega 3 with your meal (which is great for new or expecting mums); activated almonds; almond butter; protein powder; 70% pea/ 30% brown rice; and probiotic powder shots (just to name a few!). Their ‘relaxation detox juice’ is the first of its kind in Australia. It contains L-Theanine which helps relax your mind without causing drowsiness, making you more alert.
Fresh’s vision of providing ‘great coffee and pure food’ will have you coming back for more!