Don't get us wrong, we love our deep-fried carbohydrates and buttercream icing any day. But sometimes, we like to pretend to be healthy eaters. Gotta keep up with the Kingsland yogi generation, right? Today was one of those days at Greenleaf Organics — home to some of the most delicious smoothie cleanses and health bowls. We fell In love instantly with their minimal interiors: concrete textures, pastel and wire chairs. A beautifully-elaborate illustration of an arctic whale, tessellated patterns and white chalk spanned the width of an entire wall. On their pinewood shelves we oogled at their health-food offerings (Serious Popcorn, anyone?) and pamphlets for mindfulness courses. This place really loves on you inside and out. In terms of food, their health-bowls were just as thoughtfully planned — bursts of colour and flavour. Try their Namaste bowl with curried lentils, curried kraut with poached chicken. It was a house favourite. Innie, the ever-adventurous order-er, got a kids' Teddy Bear toast — it was adorable. We showered it with photos then promptly followed up with another order. Check out the pics for yourself.
Louise had the nachos and a coconut mocha. She said "I think my coffee experience far outshone my food experience. I ordered the nachos because, even though Mexican is at the bottom of the food chain (IMHO), I do love me a good blue corn chip. Alas, they were entirely AWOL from the plated meal. The refried beans were heavy on the cumin - a bit more guac than the meagre serving would've sweetened the experience for me significantly. However, the décor is cool and the coffee? Bliss."
Innie had the teddy bear toast + toasted sambo and a mayan superfood hot chocolate. She said "Food decor definitely makes the difference."
Katie had the namaste Indian bowl with curried lentils, curried kraut, chicken, greens, warm naan with cucumber and coconut yoghurt dressing. She said "Yummy flavours! There was this tiny biscuit of falafel, still warm and crispy â€” can I please have more?"
Mel had the nachos and a latte with coconut milk. She said "This place is really trying to get in touch with the whole foods eating experience. Doing a good job."
Joe had the mexican bowl. He said "Great venue, food good but not excellent."
Emilie had the samurai Japanese bowl and a chai latte with coconut milk. She said "Healthy and tasty :)"