Looking for the best acai in Sydney? Yep, I’ve tried them all. You know, acai bowls in Sydney can differ massively. We all want them to be the right, thick consistency but sometimes we can be left disappointed.
If you’re a bit unsure what acai is – pronounced ah-sigh-ee – it’s a blend of the super berry with frozen bananas and usually mixed with either coconut water or apple juice. Then it’s topped with fruit and granola.
I’ve found Sydney cafes put their own spin on these smoothie bowls and they vary big time in taste. Some use powder form (not so good) others use the puree and most water it down with apple juice but I prefer it mixed with coconut water.
The beauty of acai bowls is it’s pretty much like having the best dessert but for breakfast. There’s no sluggish feeling that you’d usually get from the refined sugar of a usual dessert and with acai you’ll be charging for the rest of the day.
If you’re looking for the best brunch in Sydney that will cool you down from the Summer heat, look no further. Here’s the best acai bowls in Sydney you need to know about.
And if you simply just want to make your own acai, you can buy acai in Sydney from Aldi!
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1. Fresh Blend Smoothies In Mosman
Sometimes simplicity is all you need and that’s what you get with Fresh Blend Smoothies which is our number 1 spot for the best acai bowls in Sydney.
This is the place we dream about when we’re travelling as the acai is consistently amazing every single time we visit. You know it’s no wonder David Beckham and Justin Bieber have been spotted at this awesome Mosman juice bar.
Order the Original Acai Bowl for takeaway and take it down to Balmoral to eat. The granola is really good as well as as their home made peanut butter. Plus they do salads for lunch! We’ve not tried them as we can’t visit without having an acai bowl! It’s the goods!
Address: 920 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
2. Bare Naked Bowls In Manly
We absolutely love Bare Naked Bowls which is located in Manly, Bronte, Surry Hills and Dee Why!
We usually go to the cafe in Manly as we love that it’s hidden from the busy corso but we also love the Bronte cafe as well. Our top tip is to go for the Hippie Bowl. The combination with macadamia milk is absolutely amazing. Bare Naked Bowls are absolutely fantastic, everyone needs to go here!
Address: 2/41 Market Pl, Manly NSW 2095
3. Koto In Avalon
Having recently found Koto in Avalon, I must say I was absolutely blown away by their insane acai bowls.
I usually like to keep my acai bowls pretty simple but my god, the kahuna bowl is the goods. Mixed with cacao, cocowhip, peanut butter, vegan chocolate sauce and granola, it honestly doesn’t get much better than this.
Make sure you stop here if you’re in the Northern Beaches!
Address: 3/49 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107
4. Culture Bean Cafe In Kogarah
Culture Bean Cafe in Kogarah (South Sydney) is worth the drive for sure. Their exceptional acai bowls are consistently amazing thanks to the super thick and cold texture.
I saw them blend the acai puree with frozen bananas and other frozen fruit giving it a really thick texture so that the fruit didn’t sink into the dish at all. The mixture of fruit and granola on the top was the right amount and super yummy. This is easily one of my favourites acai bowls is Sydney.
Address: 2217/15 Gray St, Kogarah NSW 2217
5. Bondi Wholefoods In Bondi
It’s mad to think I tried my first ever acai bowl in Sydney at Bondi Wholefoods. Not only is Bondi Wholefoods and amazing organic cafe right in the heart of Bondi, their acai bowl is legendary.
It’s blended with orange juice and frozen fruits topped with gluten free (yes!!) millett macadamia muesli, organic coconut flakes and organic fruits. YUM!
Their presentation has to be my favourite, done with so much thought and love and the texture was great with a beautiful topping. Just gorgeous and easily one of the best acai bowls in Sydney for sure!
Address: 517 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
6. Girdlers In Warringah Mall
Girdlers Grind make absolutely amazing acai bowls! We’ve been to their many locations dotted around Sydney loads of times and they never fail to impress us!
Address: Warringah Mall, Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100
7. Acai Brothers In Neutral Bay
Acai Brothers only opened last year and it’s a cafe dedicated all to Acai.
Firstly their bowls are only mixed with coconut water – this is a huge plus for me! The manager told me they specifically mix theirs with coconut water as they are trying to promote health to their customers which include a huge influx of school kids. I loved their passion for acai and health, their positive energy was obvious throughout the small cafe.
Secondly you build your own bowl. Yep, that’s right – you build your own bowl. So you pick 3 toppings out of Banana, kiwi, strawberry, orange, pineapple, apple, watermelon or passionfruit and if you want a ‘special’ bowl then its an extra 50c for each extra topping of: goji berries, coconut flakes, bee pollen, cacao nibs or chia seeds.
I ordered all with banana, strawberry and watermelon (which worked really well!).
The acai consistency was spot on and I couldn’t rave more highly of this gem. A must visit!
2 Girls 1 Bowl are passionate about Acai and spend their weekends French’s Forest Markets on a Sunday in what’s one of the best acai bowls in Sydney.
What I really loved about their acai was the fact that they only put Acai puree, bananas and coconut water in their blend as well as 5 different variations to choose from including; a detox bowl, nut butter bowl, organic original bowl, cacao crunch and 2G1B Super bowl.
I picked the 2G1B Super bowl consisting of granola, fresh fruit and a choice of 5 toppings. Now I really loved this feature! Choices consisted of; coconut chips, buckwheat, bee pollen, chia seeds, cacao nibs, goji berries and raw cacao.
Toppings can really make an Acai bowl and this one did not disappoint. Loved it!
Address: Frenchs Forest Markets, 35 Frenchs Forest Rd, Frenchs Forest, New South Wales
9. Heart & Soul Cafe in Cronulla
We heard Heart & Soul had the best Acai bowls in Cronulla so it was a given we had to try them out! With a few varieties to choose from I loved how you could customise it!
Top tip – the macadamia GF musli is beyond amazing!
I also had a banana, blueberry and coconut smoothie which was spot on. Looking forward to going back and trying one of their Coco whips next time!
We made the trip up to Collaroy specifically to go to Stay Grounded Cafe to try their Acai bowls which again I found on Instagram. It was worth the trip with a great textured bowl and a strong hint of apple.
Address: 1093 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy NSW 2097
11. Ritual Cafe in Northbridge
Ritual Cafe in Northbridge is a really small coffee shop which has an amazing brunch menu. Steering away from the standard ‘eggs’ dish, it was so refreshing to see a cafe that has really thought about their menu.
Imagine pumpkin, kale and olive muffins or their gorgeous Nourish bowl packed full of goodness? This cafe is great!
After ordering their acai bowl, it turned out this one had a real cacao taste to it differing again from the usual bowls everyone else is doing.
Address: 160 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge NSW 2063
12. Billi Raw in Kirribilli
I absolutely love Billi Raw Cafe in Kirribilli. If you’re ever in the area, make sure you head over to Billi Raw for their acai bowl. They also make really good wraps and salads too!
The Gardens in World Square in Sydney CBD is one of the only places I’ve ever managed to find which do a great acai bowl.
Considering I used to work in World Square, this was a god send for me and whenever I’m in the city, I make sure I go back to this cafe as they serve up some awesome fresh salad and of course a decent acai bowl in Sydney CBD.
Address: World Square, 644 George St, Sydney NSW 2000