Where should you get your açai fix?
Wholesome, nutritious, 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.
Based on the main strip in Cardiff, this minimalistic eatery serves up a delicious açai bowl with mixed berries, banana, almond milk, and honey.
Where: 296 Main Rd, Cardiff
These guys know their way around an açai bowl, that’s for sure! Tucked away in Merewether, this hidden gem fulfills 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
The Berry Brothers
Previously known as the W.I.A Store, this Cooks Hill gem serves up a generous selection of delectable bowls made with both açai and macqui berries.
Where: 5/113-125 Darby St, Newcastle
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 their menu.
The perfect inner-city spot for breakfast or brunch, Bolton St Pantry has an all-day menu with a mouth-watering açai bowl featuring an açai, banana and berry base topped with gluten-free house granola, and seasonal fruits.
Where: 45 Bolton St, Newcastle
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 — either way, goodness is guaranteed.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd, Adamstown
In the heart of Broadmeadow’s fitness precinct is Newcastle’s Bowlarama — a bright and cheery café serving up an impressive range of plant-based smoothies and bowls to cater to everyone’s preferences.
Where: 63 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow
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.
Where: 25/200 Union St, The Junction
This warehouse-style café, known for its Japanese-inspired flavours, also happens to feature a delicious açai bowl. Café Inu has loads of space and is pet-friendly – an ideal spot to enjoy those super berries.
Where: 43 Denison St, Carrington
A Merewether favourite, Convoy Commune is home to an açai bowl complete with house-made maple roasted granola, fresh seasonal fruit, and coconut flakes.
Where: 1/88 Mitchell St, Merewether
Ground Floor Café
Purveyors of a damn good açai bowl, Ground Floor was one of the first cafes to bring the famous açai to Newcastle. Their 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 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, Cha Chai, and Coyo Bowl.
Where: 96 Creek Reserve Rd, Speers Point
Win the morning, win the day! Treat yourself to a Beach Bowl at The Kiosk right on the shores of Newcastle Beach.
Where: 42 Shortland Esp, Newcastle East
The açai and smoothie bowls from Mama P are almost too pretty to eat! Grab one of their four options as a smoothie for something on the smaller side, or, for those feeling more peckish, convert your smoothie into a bowl! Try out their decadent Snickers Bowl for something different.
Where: 2/142 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown
With a brand new 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 new promenade-level Beach Bar for an açai bowl before enjoying a swim.
Where: 5 Henderson Pde, Merewether
Only a short walk from Bar Beach, Newcastle’s first and only Oakberry venue is already a crowd favourite. Head down to their little Darby Street hangout to check out what all the rage is about, and pick up one of their 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 iconic Newcastle institution serves up delicious açai bowls at all seven of its well-loved locations! Head to Cardiff, Charlestown, Gillieston Heights, Kahibah, Kotara, New Lambton, or Parry St to get your hands on a bowl, and order ahead via their app here to skip the queue.
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
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
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 café’s four different açai bowls — all available as a half-size, making for a perfect snack between meals.
Where: 2/105 Cowlishaw St, Redhead
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
Head to Kotara, Jesmond, or Bennetts Green for a nourishing bowl of goodness at XS Espresso. Their 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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