C&G's Guide to the Healthiest Bayside Eateries

Our beloved Bayside boasts some of Melbourne’s most health conscious and nutritious eateries. In the latest C&G blog, we point you in the direction of some of our top picks, covering breakfast all the way through to dinner, with a few snack breaks in between.

Little Sunflower Cafe - Elwood

This Elwood cafe is built on the philosophy of healing, vitality and longevity, using the best fermented and raw ingredients to create truly delicious and wholesome food. There is also a strong focus on sourcing from local growers and suppliers - with All Press Coffee, Yarra Valley Produce and Milawa Poultry just a few among many.

Must try: Any of the Buddha Bowls

Dandelion - Elwood

This hawker style bar and restaurant features a superb Vietnamese menu developed by owner Geoff Lindsay, which heroes the cuisine’s rich and diverse flavours and delightful textures. The menu places emphasis on shared dishes, which take their place along classics such as pho and rice paper rolls.

Must try: Classic Pho

Matcha Mylkbar - St Kilda

This vegan cafe has gained a cult following for its innovative use of ingredients, with vivid green matcha burger buns, mushroom lattes and vegan eggs finding their way onto the menu. Alternative nut mylks and soy-based meat options replace animal products, but never fear, the clever and flavourful menu ensures you won’t miss a single thing.

Must try: The Matcha Burger

Ichi Ni - St Kilda

This Japanese restaurant finds its home on the famous Esplanade strip of St Kilda, and features an open kitchen and sushi bar where you can sit to watch all the action. The Izakaya menu features all the well-known favorites, from yakitori skewers to the freshest sashimi and an extensive list of sake and Japanese beers to match.

Must try: Tuna Tataki

Holy Bowly - Hampton

This Hampton based cafe’s playful energy isn’t just limited to their punny name, they also aim to have customers eat themselves happy! The superfood bar is famous for it’s sprouted “holy bread” and has a focus on nutritious vegetarian food and smoothies served in, you guessed it, bowls!

Must try: Vegan Jackfruit Burger


03 9531 1245
90 Ormond Road,
Elwood Vic 3184
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Black Rock

03 9589 3133
3 Bluff Road,
Black Rock Vic 3193
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Port Melbourne

03 9646 4444
1/103D Bay Street,
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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