Swan Valley Cafe, Swan Valley, Perth WA

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Vibrant
Food:  Fragrant and fresh vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten free options, plus they have a shop for take homes and a booze license!
Service:  Friendly and helpful
Presentation:  Simple; the quality and freshness of ingredients shine from the plate
Ambience:  Tranquil and full of light, beautiful quiet garden overlooking vines and fields
Location:  Conveniently located amongst the vineyards of the Swan Valley
Value for money: On the upper end of the café scale at around $20 for a main. This is ingredient, labour and love-intensive food.  Plus it’s in Western Australia, possibly one of the most expensive places on the planet!
Worth a visit?:  The perfect place to refuel, nourish and relax between tasting sessions

The Swan Valley Café is a breath of fresh air, it’s super easy to find- on one of the main roads in and out of the Swan Valley wine region, the staff are friendly, the café has a homely and welcoming feel, and the food, perhaps most importantly, is absolutely delicious, looks and tastes fresh and brimming with goodness.

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Aboutlife, Rozelle, Sydney

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Wholesome
Food: The menu literally oozes health and nourishment
Service:  No frills & no complaints
Presentation:  Clean and functional
Ambience:  Neighbourhood meet up point for the health conscious consumer
Location:  High street locations, part of the About Life whole food stores
Value for money: Just under $16 for a macrobiotic bowl or vegan burger
Worth a visit?:  Absolutely, we struggled to find reasonably priced wholesome food in Australia, and this place fits the bill perfectly
AboutLife...

AboutLife…

Situated on Darling Street in the heart of Rozelle in Sydney, discovering the little gem that is Aboutlife and made the end of our stay in Sydney bearable!

We’d spent much of our time eating in mediocre cafés dreaming of something better…and that something was exactly what we found at Aboutlife; a huge whole foods grocery store with accompanying café.

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Sunday, Barnsbury, London

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Hidden-gem
Food: Exceeds expectations for a little local cafe
Service:  Generally good, but sometimes suffers when it’s busy at weekends
Presentation:  Love it; simple, old school charm; wood, flowers, paperweights
Ambience:  Weekends = buzzy.  Weekdays = relaxed.
Location: Snug in the heart of Barnsbury a few minutes walk from Caledonian Road & Liverpool Road and a few more from Upper Street
Value for money:  Portion and quality are spot on for the prices
Worth a visit?:  Absolutely, it’s become a go-to weekender for us

I’ve spent so long procrastinating and distracting myself from writing this post.  I’m not quite sure why, it should be one of the easiest posts to write as I absolutely adore Sunday.  Maybe a part of me doesn’t want to share the foodie love…

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