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 health is always kept front of mind. At these spots, fresh fruit, veggies and other unprocessed ingredients are the stars. In other words, food everyone can agree is good for you.

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Everything you love about fresh Japanese cuisine and Australian seafood in a calm, casual room.

Shop 6 1 Melbourne Quarter 699 Collins Street, Docklands

Terror Twilight


Start with a chicken or shitake-and-miso broth, then pick-and-mix sides such as bok choy, enoki mushrooms, bean shoots, Thai basil and miso-glazed eggplants.

11-13 Johnston Street, Collingwood

The Beatt


Take a yoga, pilates or meditation class and finish with a healthy meal at the on-site cafe.

24 Beatty Avenue, Armadale

Hunters Harvest


At this healthy cafe from a former boxing world champion – choose from a cup of coffee or broth.

1/92 Charles Street, Seddon

Cornerstone of Northcote


Superfoods, charcoal “lemonaid”, probiotic sodas and nutrient-rich salad bowls are the game at this family-friendly cafe.

8 57 Victoria Road, Northcote

Market on Malvern


Move from massage to meal at this cafe-clinic hybrid.

388 Malvern Road, Prahran

Holy Bowly


A healthy cafe with an eye on current trends.

531 Hampton Street, Hampton

SOS Cafe (Save Our Souls)


Get a fix of vitamin D along with all the other important nutrients.

5/177 Toorak Road, South Yarra



The fourth cafe from the man behind Sardi and Muharam.

34 Willow Avenue, Glen Waverley

Trei Cafe


Where health fanatics and sweet tooths are catered for equally.

232 Blackburn Road, Glen Waverley

Nutrition Bar


Takeaway for the post-gym crowd.

121 Swan Street, Richmond

Nutrition 6


Healthy, balanced eating without the faddish extremes.

6 Thompson Street, Frankston

Little Sunflower Cafe


Healing, vitality and longevity.

15 Ormond Road, Elwood

Happy Place


Lola Berry's stall at South Melbourne Market.

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

Combi Coffee


There's nothing quite like this raw caramel slice.

Shop 1 140 Ormond Road, Elwood

Serotonin Eatery


Making you happier, one bite at a time.

52 Madden Grove, Burnley

Green Cup


Blending all the good stuff together.

593 Chapel Street , South Yarra

Vegie Bar


Your five-a-day sorted.

380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Monk Bodhi Dharma


A hidden brick cubby house serving up raw, veggie delights.

Rear 202 Carlisle Street, Balaclava

Admiral Cheng-Ho


Monk Bodhi Dharma's intolerance-friendly northside sister.

325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Bayano the Rebel


Vegan food and superb coffee from the team at Monk Bodhi Dharma and Admiral Cheng-Ho.

41 Ellis Street, South Yarra

Shoku Iku


Raw to the core.

120 High Street, Northcote

Yong Green Food


Turning household favourites into raw delights.

421-423 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Heal.Thy Self Co.


Started as a blog. Now it's here.

26 Ballarat Street, Yarraville



As healthy or unhealthy as you need it to be.

111 Church Street, Hawthorn

Wholefood Merchants


One of Melbourne's largest health food stores, this vast warehouse is jam-packed with pesticide-free fruit and veg, eco-friendly cleaning and beauty products, and even organic booze. There's also a cafe serving gut-friendly meals, carob-mushroom hot chocolates and more.

3 794 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully