Top 5 Healthy Places to Eat in Adelaide

Top 5 Healthy Places to Eat in Adelaide

Nutrition Republic

Website | Facebook | Instagram | 2/92-94 King William Rd, Goodwood SA 5034

Not your traditional health-food space, this cafe ticks all the right boxes. Industrial chic interior, chilled house music, attentive staff and an awesome array of salads, smoothies and juices. Quinoa slices are made fresh daily with a variety of veggies to suit every taste. Co-owner Nicole Sumracki hand-makes all the raw desserts (go for the peanut chocolate brownie!) which are sure to please even your less health-conscious of friends.You’ll have to be quick though, the daily seasonal salads sell out quickly! While you’re there, you can lay your hands on Loving Earth products, tubs of protein, and a vast array of their self-packaged superfoods that line the walls. Grab an organic iced coffee blended with coconut milk and dates, find a stool, and flick through the latest Collective Magazine. Uber cool.

Health places to eat in Adelaide: Nutrition Republic
Raw Brownie at Nutrition Republic

Bliss Organic Cafe

Website | Facebook | 7 Compton St, Adelaide SA 5000

Owner Ray Wang took over this vegan cafe just 6 months ago, and has opened a delightful ‘secret garden’ with charming outdoor seating. Grab a blanket for your knees (provided!) and enjoy the pancakes with banana and maple syrup or indulge in the raw salted caramel slice. On Friday’s, the cafe opens up from 6pm to serve a separate dinner menu, packed full of local organic ingredients. The staff are friendly and accommodating, and there’s plenty of cookbooks and shelves stocked with healthy products for you to peruse while you await that almond chai. If you have the time, pop upstairs to the adjoining yoga studio for the complete blissed-out experience.

Health places to eat in Adelaide: Bliss Organic
Vegan Pancakes + Salted Caramel Slice @ Bliss Organic

Goodies & Grains Kitchen

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Shop 21/22 Central Market Plaza, Gouger Street, Adelaide, 5000

Located in the ever-popular Adelaide Central Markets, this health eatery is next-door to it’s sister wholefoods store, Goodies + Grains. Head into the retail store to buy your pantry items for the week (including Fit Mixes, coconut oil + rice malt syrup!), then relax in the cafe with a delicious seasonal soup and fresh nori roll. Bliss balls here are much larger than the usual offerings, and with so many variations on offer (including low-fructose), the only problem is deciding which one to choose. Bringing joy to the weekend food shop!

Quinoa Nori Rolls @Goodies + Grains


Raw and Real Cafe + Juicery

Facebook | Instagram | 5 / 20 James Place, Adelaide 5000

This place is known for its juices and protein shakes, but don’t overlook its delicious breakfast and lunch offerings. Great to dive in mid-shopping, this cute cafe serves up a small selection of seasonal dishes, such as Apple + Fennel Porridge (pictured), chia puddings, quinoa-stuffed peppers, and some of the best protein balls in town. Grab a seat on the street bench for some awesome people watching.


Raw & Real Juicery, Adelaide
Apple + Fennel Porridge with a Choc-Mint Protein Ball @Raw+Real

Pollen 185

Facebook | 4/185 King William Road, Hyde Park SA 5061

If i were going to open a cafe, this would pretty much be it. Owner Jyoti is a beautiful and creative soul, which is evident in every dish she lovingly creates. Her food philosophy is simple – ‘no B.S.’. What I particularly love about this place (aside from the minimalistic Melbourne-chic decor), is they don’t go too heavy on the fats. Far too often health cafes load everything with nuts to compensate for the lack of meat-based protein. Not here. Delicately balanced, light + nourishing, this really is food for the soul.

Pollen 185


Other healthy must-visits:

House of Health – another delicious whole foods store stocking dry pantry items, vitamins and everything in between.

The Market Shed – Open Saturdays from 9-3, this gorgeous market pops up in place of the IGA Parking lot every week. Offering amazing health food stalls (think kale chips, vegan waffles and dairy-free ice-cream) along with fresh produce and bakery items.


Where are you favourite places to get a nourishing bite in Adelaide? I’m sure I’ve missed some – let me know in the comments below!

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About Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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7 Responses to “Top 5 Healthy Places to Eat in Adelaide”

  1. Cathy

    Thank you for the heads up on these cafes but they open during the day only. I am looking for a restaurant that opens at night who caters who has gluten free options and clean food in a quiet atmosphere for a group of my friends and I to enjoy and chat. Do you have any ideas please?
    Thanks for your help.

    • Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

      Hi Cathy. Apologies – I only visited for the weekend so I can’t comment on the best evening restaurants with those requirements. I know Bliss Organics is opening for evening meal though.

  2. Tina

    Hi Cathy Nettle Raw cafe hold monthly dinners on a Saturday evening next one 30th January. The food is organic gf raw and vegan . Check out their insta it’s the only Raw food health cafe in adelaide

  3. Alana

    Hi Sally, Just wanted to let you know about a new cafe thats opened up in Glen Osmond, Adelaide. Formely known as ‘ Organic to Go’, the new cafe ‘ Melon and Rye’ is a modern, funky cafe that has a passion for healthy, nutricious foods that are sustainable and locally sourced! There are both breakfast and lunch options including breakfast pizzas, smoothie bowls, salads, frittatas, signature burgers and fresh juices. Caters for gluten free/lactose free /vegetarian/vegan customers 🙂 Check it out sometime when you have time! We would love to be featured on your page if given the chance

    Look forward to seeing you soon!

  4. Gabrielle

    Hi there!!! We have recently chosen a Paleo Lifestyle and haven’t looked back–not only has ALL of our unwanted fat completely dissolved off our bodies, my partner and I at almost sixty years of age are feeling 20 years younger in less than two months!!!! Truly remarkable!!! But where to eat out now is a huge dilemma lol… And Clare is just too far as we live in Cape Jervis. Any ideas? Happy holidays everyone.

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