A cafe that caters to different dietary requirements isn’t anything new – in fact, it’s becoming increasingly popular for cafes to tell us what they’re free from (gluten, sugar, dairy, all of the above) over what they do have. However, a cafe that offers a superfood sorbet alongside a naturopath consultation, followed by a massage, is a level of indulgence in wellness we haven’t seen until now.
The clean-eating scene has boomed in the past year, with the likes of Barry, Patch Cafe, Raw Trader, Combi, Five Plus Smoothie and countless juice operations taking over our Instagram accounts and green-eating hashtags.
Heal.Thy Self Co. started with a blog by founder Electra Tomasino, and is run by her and her partner Dylan Davies. The pair believe health is achieved through everyday lifestyle choices, and wanted to bring that to their local community. On the premises, there’s a room for you to consult with the naturopath and massage therapist, Kerry Cheswick. Tomasino says, “Health is so many things, not just food. We want it to be a convenience.”
The cafe’s location next to grocer Plump Organic means your salads on the daily changing menu are made with the freshest organic veggies. A highlight of this health-conscious spot is the beverage fare, with detoxing teas from Storm in a Teacup, biodynamic coffee, house-made kombucha, and the menu favourite: the super smoothies. There is also a range of raw and paleo cakes, tarts and snacks.
Packed with healthy ingredients that make you second-guess your pronunciation skills, these drinks keep you feeling refreshed, energised and full.
With the vibrant, tropical-themed decor (pineapple prints and palm trees), it’s certainly a little oasis for those in need of healthy respite.
Heal.Thy Self Co.
26 Ballarat Street, Yarraville
(03) 9687 3330
Mon to Fri 6.30am–4pm
Sat & Sun 7.30am–4pm