Mint, just down the road from Cronulla’s train station, is breathing a bit of fresh air into the local cafe scene. Converted from an old corner store, Mint is unmissable with its worn-timber fit-out and line of happy, smoothie-holding customers.
Mint’s mission is simple – to provide healthy, organic wholefoods to locals and to cater to a noted gap in Cronulla’s cafe scene. “We are really into serving paleo foods and we do nutritious, balanced meals,” explains owner and manager, Kylie Daly.
Daly, who is also a nutritionist, has worked hard to make Mint a place she herself would like to eat at. “What’s important to us is eating off the land – no preservatives, no chemicals – and using a lot of locally grown produce,” she says.
On the menu you’ll find classic cold-pressed juices and smoothies made from homemade almond and Brazil nut milks. Try a vegetarian lentil burger on a gluten-free bun or a raw, sugarless chocolate ball. The menu also features a wide array of seasonal salads and rolls, all of which are, of course, organic.
Mint Organics Cafe
24 Nicholson Parade, Cronulla
(02) 9523 0499
Mon to Sun: 8.30am–3.30pm