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!
1. Chapter E in Darlinghurst
This Middle Eastern restaurant boasts one of the best acai bowls in Sydney! Chapter E acai bowls are topped with either peanut butter or Persian halva, a sweet treat made from tahini which tastes similar to fudge, yum!
Not only that, their extensive menu is jam packed with delicious food from Shakshuka to Malawach (Yemenite Fried Bread). Eat your heart out and leave happy!
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!
3. Cali Press in Double Bay
What better than the best acai bowl list than a create your own acai! With over 20 toppings to choose from, Cali Press is the place to go to experiment if your love of acai bowls.
Tucked away in the heart of stylish Double Bay, Cali Press brings LA vibes to Sydney’s café scene. Expect creative, healthy fare like cold-pressed juices, breakfast bowls and avocado toast with a Cali twist.
After a delicious acai bowl, why not check out the awesome Double Bay Markets? It’s so good, we featured it in our best markets in Sydney list.
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.
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!
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!
7. Acai Brothers In Neutral Bay
Acai Brothers 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!
Did anyone say Ferrero acai bowl? We hear you! Ruby Lane is an organic restaurant, grocer, and coffee shop in Manly that is both delicious and healthy.
Tthe best part is their famous Ferrero Rocher acai bowl. This decadent treat starts with a base of creamy, antioxidant-rich acai puree swirled with almond milk. It’s then topped with crunchy granola, banana, strawberries, and hazelnuts for texture. Then the topping on the cake: two whole Ferrero Rocher chocolates! Every spoonful delivers sweet and bitter chocolate, nutty hazelnut, and fruity berry flavors for the ultimate taste sensation.
It’s sinfully rich yet packed with superfood goodness!
9. Coco Bliss in Coogee
Overlooking the refreshing blue waters of Coogee Beach, Coco Bliss serves up the ultimate in feel-good treats. Their acai bowls are a work of art and completely packed with nutritious extras like fresh fruit, granola, and shaved coconut. They even do Bounty or Ferrero Roche acai bowls!
The chilled, creamy bowls are perfectly refreshing after a swim or walk along the coastline. With its seaside views and abundance of superfood bowls, Coco Bliss is a heavenly pit stop in Coogee.
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.
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.
12. Bare Wholefoods in Mona Vale
Tucked away in leafy Mona Vale, Bare Bowls takes the humble acai bowl to new heights with amazing Brazilian berries. Their acai bowls are totally Instagrammable, towering high in the bowl! The next time you’re craving a healthy, wholesome treat in the Northern Beaches, make a beeline for the acai bowls at Bare Bowls.
You’re only a stones throw away from Pittwater lake which features on our best places to kayak in Sydney, NSW. Top of your healthy acai bowl morning with a bliss row on the calm waters surrounded by national parks.
13. The Gardens Cafe At World Square Sydney CBD
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 in the city.
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
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