Rough & Bare, Mona Vale
I discovered this gem while looking for a park along a hidden laneway. Rough & Bare is what happens when a passionate chef teams up with experienced naturopaths. Their breakfast and lunch menus are packed with great quality, organic whole foods. Or, you can stop for a quick coffee and a healthy treat. Oh, and they make food look like a piece of art. Well worth a trip from wherever you live.
Replay Espresso, Turramurra
This is my favourite local café. They make great coffee (even decaf!), serve a mean breakfast and have a great selection of gluten free treats. Visit them a few times and they will know your name and remember your order. If you are after an outing with kids, combine your café stop with a trip to Turramurra Park or a library visit.
Pineapple Crush, Avalon
This a vegan spot famous for its nourishing bowls inspired by a Asian influences. The bowls are packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavour. If you are in a need of a dessert they have a selection of gluten free treats. However, on a hot day, you just can’t beat their famous icy pineapple crush.