A few weeks ago, when I went to Healthy Life to buy cricket flour bars (yes, cricket flour) I noticed they had a small cafe offering smoothies, ready-to-go salads served in jars, sweet treats (many of them GF and/or DF), wraps, etc.
After a couple of bad experiences with my lunch buddy Sebastian, I had my hopes set on Vim & Tonic to deliver an enjoyable, healthy feed.
When I first visited for breakfast, I ordered a chia pudding with rice milk, coconut nectar, raw cacao, hazelnut, desiccated coconut and berries, plus a long black. Staff were very helpful and friendly, especially the guy who helped me choose between the pudding and the granola with yoghurt. The pudding was good, tasty and not too sweet. Perhaps a few chopped nuts would make a good addition to make it more filling. Coffee was okay, and I did notice they have nut milks available for coffees and smoothies. Next time.
Later that day Sebastian and I ordered a couple of salads. It was our first time eating salads out of a jar and we both agreed that even though the layers look pretty it was difficult to mix the contents, particularly the dressing, which falls to the bottom. Regardless, salads were good. Mine had lime dressing, quinoa, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, green beans, poached salmon, and kale. Sebastian’s had olive oil, Dijon mustard, white vinegar, lentils, quinoa, shaved fennel, cherry tomatoes, chicken and kale.
Chicken salad ($11.90), Mojo kombucha, poached salmon salad ($11.90)
Poached salmon salad ($11.90)
We also shared a raw superfood brownie for dessert that was delicious, dense and moist.
Raw superfood brownie ($3.50)
I’ll be back soon to try one of their signature coffee-based smoothies or maybe a custom-made one with coffee and organic whey protein.