Nestled in the sleepy but budding suburb of Manly, Love Juice Superfood Bar is a breath of fresh air from the bay’s standard fish & chip shops, serving delicious acai bowls, fresh salads + lunch wraps and a huge range of raw treats.
Despite the cold this morning, we ventured out to visit Love Juice and delighted in their signature acai bowls. The cosy interior is full of charm, with ample comfy colourful pillows and upcycled wood as tables. Owner Cathy is passionate about fresh, healthy and homemade food, and this philosophy is demonstrated in everything Love Juice Superfood Bar offers. Not only are the raw treats housemade, but their varieties of crunchy, delicious granola are also made in store.
Even their raw cacao hot chocolate is made by Cathy and her lovely team. The big mug of hot chocolate was creamy and smooth, and a wonderful warmer with our acai bowls.
After glancing over the impressive acai menu, this morning we decided on the popular Snickers Bowl and the Peanut Butter + Cacao Bowl.
The Snickers Bowl — made with organic acai, banana, cacao, date caramel, peanut butter + almond milk and topped with cacao granola, coyo, banana slices, fresh raspberries + cacao nibs — was divine. The creamy, chocolately base paired so well with the chocolate granola clusters, and you could really taste the scrumptious Snicker-y nuttiness.
The Peanut Butter + Cacao Bowl is made from organic acai, berries, banana, cacao, peanut butter and coconut milk, and topped with cacao granola, banana, coyo, strawberry slices and cacao nibs. The Bowl was fresh, delicious and velvety. I would have loved the cacao and peanut butter flavours to come through even more, but it was scrumptious all the same.
The raw treats were an absolute stand out. We were lucky enough to be able to try four varieties — the Snickers Slice, Peppermint Slice, Banoffee Slice, and the Mango + Lime Cheesecake. Each raw treat was beautifully balanced and full of flavour, with each slice tasting completely unique to each other. Our favourites were the Peppermint Slice and the tropical Mango + Lime Cheesecake.
Love Juice Superfood Bar is a delightful little cafe, boasting warm + friendly service and delicious, fresh food. Definitely worth the trip out of busy Brisbane!