There's a lot of conflicting information when it comes to health. It seems like every month a new diet, ingredient or philosophy comes along, claiming to be better than all the rest. We don't have the answers. What we do have is a list of cafes where you're guaranteed a fresh, health-conscious feed. Here are our favourites.

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Nutrition Bar

Takeaway for the post-gym crowd.

Shop 8 417 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Fourth Chapter

All about balance.

385 High Street
Prahran VIC 3181

Happy Place

Lola Berry's stall at South Melbourne Market.

Stall 56 South Melbourne Market, Corner of Cecil and Coventry Streets
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Fresh Organic Goods

Exactly what it says.

276 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Green Cup

Blending all the good stuff together.

593 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141

Patch Cafe

A patch of paleo in Richmond.

Studio Nine 32 Bendigo Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Vegie Bar

Your five-a-day sorted.

380 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC

Little Big Sugar Salt

Sweet or savoury, to share or not.

385 Victoria Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Shoku Iku

Raw to the core.

120 High Street
Northcote VIC 3070

Pana Chocolate

Making wagon wheels healthy again.

491 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Heal.Thy Self Co.

Started as a blog. Now it's here.

26 Ballarat Street
Yarraville VIC 3013

Smäk Food House

Taste is everything.

6C Daly Street
South Yarra VIC 3141


As healthy or unhealthy as you need it to be.

111 Church Street
Hawthorn VIC 3122