Pure Wholefoods is a dip into the river of raw goodness that surges under the typical Aussie diet. Hanging on the outskirts of Manly’s food district, this café is popular with health minded individuals with a sweet tooth.
Deli counter with pre-made salads and treats.
As you walk in along the featured rainforest print wall, there is a large deli style counter filled with pre-made salads and desserts. Options range from dairy free passion fruit cheesecake to a delicious brown rice salad.
Brown rice salad with parsley, carrot and sesame seeds, $7 take away.
You can also benefit from a shot of their homegrown wheatgrass packed with protein and vitamin C.
You can take your food away and head down to the beach or grab a menu and sit down on one of their comfy wooden chairs overlooking Manly Village. The café is quite spacey and has good seating options especially at busy times.
Their all day breakfast and lunch menu caters to many dietary preferences and includes many vegan and gluten free options. You can order something as classic as a smoky bacon and egg roll for $10, or a bowl of muesli served with seasonal fruit and fruit sorbet for $15. Their meals are a little on the pricey side but they are justified by the quality of ingredients.
Pre-made dairy free frittata.
Many people associate healthy, nutrient packed foods with bland taste, but Pure Wholefoods swiftly disregards this idea with their range of delicious dairy free desserts and smoothies.
That typical sluggish feeling after a normal sweet hit is non-existent when you devour one of these treats, as their natural ingredients are light on the stomach.
Dairy free berry cake, $8.
Dairy free caramel and chocolate slice, $7.
The place has a relaxed vibe run by relatively friendly staff who get a little frazzled when it’s busy. Quotes that reflect their healthful mission hang on walls by the specials board.
“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”
The queue can be slow moving as they serve each customer getting take away with their food at the register, extending the wait time for others in the queue. However, if you decide to eat in, the food does arrive quickly to the table.
At the back of the store are a few shelves filled with organic whole foods to purchase including tea, almond milk, muesli, coconut oil, and snack bars.
Whole food shelves.
Bread, dates and more.
This makes the café a convenient place to stock up on healthy kitchen necessities, but does not offer a wide variety of food due to spatial limitations.
In all, Pure Wholefoods is one of those wonders that bridges great taste with healthful foods.
Where: 5/10 Darley Rd, Manly, 2095.
Cost: Around $15 for meals.
When: Open 7am - 5pm everyday.
Good for kids: Yes, kids options are available.
Take away: Yes.