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Our guide to the best açai bowls in Newcastle

Wholesome, nutritious, and packed with antioxidants, açai bowls have exploded in popularity in recent years, and for good reason.

Made from the açai berry, native to South and Central America, açai bowls are an ideal breakfast or snack option to keep you satisfied all year round.

There is no shortage of venues serving up these delectable bowls in Newcastle, so we’ve done the rounds and put together a list of places that have their açai bowl game down to a fine art.

Akuna Cafe

These guys know their way around an açai bowl, that’s for sure! Tucked away in Merewether, Akuna Cafe fulfils all your açai bowl needs, with six different flavours to choose from. Pick either an açai base, vanilla coconut base, or mixed! Overwhelmed by choice? Our go-to is the Sweet As Bowl.
Where: 40 Patrick St, Merewether

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The Berry Brothers

Previously known as the W.I.A Store, The Berry Brothers serves up a generous selection of delectable bowls made with both açai and macqui berries. If you're after something different from your usual açai, our pick is the Nobby's Bowl, made with macqui and topped with berries, coconut, granola, and peanut butter.
Where: 5/113-125 Darby St, Newcastle

Blue Door

Whether you’re on-the-go in town, out for a cruisy morning at the beach in Merewether, or strolling along Hamilton’s iconic Beaumont Street, Blue Door has you covered, with plenty of açai bowl options on the menu. We love the salted caramel bowl at Merewether, featuring Blue Door's house-made salted caramel sauce on top of granola and açai.
Where: 1 John Pde, Merewether | 103 Tudor St, Hamilton | 22 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle

The Bondwood

A little caravan that packs a punch! In front of the Adamstown Bowlo on Glebe Road, choose between a traditional açai bowl and a Banana & Cacao Bowl at The Bondwood — either way, goodness is guaranteed.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd, Adamstown

Bowlarama Bowls

In the heart of Broadmeadow’s fitness precinct is Bowlarama Bowls — a bright and cheery cafe serving up an impressive range of plant-based smoothies and bowls to cater to everyone’s preferences. To feel like you've been transported to a tropical location, choose the Island Açai, made with sugar-free açai, mango, vanilla vegan protein, and coconut water.
Where: 63 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow

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Buzz at The Junction

Made to perfection every time and ever-so-conveniently located, grab your açai on the run at Buzz before you head in to do the groceries or after your workout at the gym. There's heaps of vegan and gluten-free options too, so there's a bowl to suit everyone.
Where: 25/200 Union St, The Junction

Cafe Inu

This warehouse-style cafe, known for its Japanese-inspired flavours, also happens to feature a delicious açai bowl. Cafe Inu has loads of space and is pet-friendly – an ideal spot to enjoy those super berries.
Where: 43 Denison St, Carrington

Convoy Commune

A Merewether favourite, Convoy Commune is home to an açai bowl complete with house-made maple roasted granola, fresh seasonal fruit, and coconut flakes. It makes for an excellent stop pre or post-beach when the açai cravings hit.
Where: 1/88 Mitchell St, Merewether

Ground Floor Cafe

Purveyors of a damn good açai bowl, Ground Floor was one of the first cafes to bring the famous açai to Newcastle. Its in-house açai blend is topped with honey-spiced muesli, coconut flakes, banana, and strawberries, with plenty of extras available too!
Where: 103 Hunter St, Newcastle

Harry & Lola’s

Harry & Lola’s is home to four different Lola Bowls made with Macqui Berry — similar to açai, grown in Chile, drenched in anti-oxidants, and oh-so-delicious. Take your pick between the Mima, Park Road, and Cha Cha bowls – all of which are dairy free.
Where: 96 Creek Reserve Rd, Speers Point

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The Kiosk Newcastle Beach

Win the morning, win the day! Treat yourself to a Beach Bowl at The Kiosk right on the shores of Newcastle Beach. This might just be the ultimate spot for devouring an açai bowl in Newcastle.
Where: 42 Shortland Esp, Newcastle East


The açai bowl from Mama-P is almost too pretty to eat! Made with organic Amazonian açai, frozen banana, mixed berries, organic coconut milk topped with house maple nut granola, and seasonal fruit, Mama-P's açai bowl is a super filling, nourishing bowl of goodness.
Where: 2/142 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown

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Merewether Surfhouse Beach Bar

With a recent refurb and no shortage of crystal clear Newcastle mornings to make the most of, there’s never been a better time to get down to Merewether Surfhouse! Venture into the promenade-level Beach Bar for an açai bowl before enjoying a swim.
Where: 5 Henderson Pde, Merewether

Oakberry Açai

Only a short walk from Bar Beach, Newcastle’s first and only Oakberry Açai venue is a crowd favourite. Head down to its little Darby Street hangout to check out what all the rage is about, and pick up one of the bowls, customisable with a huge selection of toppings. You can even order ahead to save time!
Where: 289-295 Darby St, Bar Beach

Sherwood Coffee Bar

This Newcastle institution serves up delicious açai bowls at all seven of its well-loved locations! Head to Sherwood at Cardiff, Charlestown, Gillieston Heights, Kahibah, Kotara, New Lambton, or Parry Street to get your hands on a bowl, and order ahead via their app to skip the queue.

Shakey Joe's

With a whole section of the menu dedicated to smoothie bowls, there's something for everybody at Shakey Joe's. Grab an açai bowl to go and enjoy it down at the lake on a sunny day.
Where: 6/87 King St, Warners Bay

Sunnyboy Kiosk

Finish off your morning walk at the beach with an açai bowl from Sunnyboy Kiosk. Using açai from The Berry Brothers, this delicious bowl can even be topped with Biscoff spread!
Where: 15 Ocean St, Merewether

Take Me Away Akuna

Brought to you by the team behind Akuna, Take Me Away Akuna is based inside Junction Fair and still offers the same quality açai bowls you can get from the OG store.
Where: 204 Union St, The Junction

Villa Lane

Bask in the dreamy surrounds of Villa Lane’s extensive range of bohemian gifts and homewares, and top off the outing in Redhead by enjoying one of the cafe’s four different açai bowls — all available as a half-size, making for a perfect snack between meals.
Where: 2/105 Cowlishaw St, Redhead

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The Village Newcastle

Right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Beaumont Street, The Village is home to a delicious açai bowl served with strawberries, blueberries, sliced bananas, and house-made granola with your choice of peanut butter or Nutella.
Where: 2/44 Beaumont St, Hamilton

XS Espresso

Head to Kotara, Jesmond, or Bennetts Green for a nourishing bowl of goodness at XS Espresso. Its açai bowls are topped with strawberries, kiwi, granola, shredded coconut, chia seeds, almond flakes and optional honey.
Where: Shop J001E, 1 Kullaiba Rd, Kotara | 41/28 Blue Gum Rd, Jesmond | 20 Pacific Hwy, Bennetts Green

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