Glo, Laugavegur, Reykjavik, Iceland

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Glowing
Food:  Just a joy to find somewhere without puffin or whale on the menu in Iceland…just kidding (kind of), seriously delicious healthy food here
Service:  Short but sweet, it’s a canteen-style set up, so there isn’t much interaction, however, what you do have is friendly and efficient!
Presentation:  Food on a plate in a warm and relaxed cafe away from the arctic winds
Ambiance:  Bright, sleek, warm, and busy – but never too loud or rawkus
Location:  Several in town: one just off the main strip in central Reykjavik, with the entrance hidden down a side street, another across from the Hilton and a third by the art museum
Value for money:  Definitely, one of the cheapest and nicest in my opinion in the whole of Iceland!
Worth a visit?:  Definitely, It’s hard to find tasty healthy food in Reykjavik, Glo serves this up by the plateful!

This one is an oldy dating back to January 2014, but definitely a goodie…in fact, it’s a must-do when in Iceland and i’m not why I haven’t posted this earlier.  I think we were travelling so much at the time I never got around to singing the praises of Glo…and I now I realise why: no photos!  I forgot to take my camera battery, not just to the restaurant, but to Iceland!

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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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