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Reviewed 16 June 2023

So this was our first stop in Australia. We had not seen our daughters in person for three years, and this was the place, out of all the places they could have chosen, to meet up. By meeting up, I mean meeting the boyfriends that...my wife knew all about.... Despite the tension, this place was delightful. They actually took our order at the table, but one can order at the front as well, and the items are brought out to you. Baked goods were simply outstanding, and the service was excellent. The place was clean and airy, the menu served a wide variety of items made with fresh ingredients, and the drinks were served to order.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

this place is okay if you need to stop for a cuppa or coffee but i have to say i was very disappointed in the food. not much of a selection available for the non vegan visitors. this is a cafe that is trying to...be trendy but totally miss the mark. for me i just found it overpriced and did not enjoy lunch at all (reminded me of a school canteen)More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

This cafe located within a massive health shop is reasonably priced and just delicious! We ordered milkshakes and turmeric and chai lattes. They tasted fresh and about the same price in comparison to other health places. Sweet potato fries and fries with a smashed avo...were also served and I was impressed by the serving sizes-so your money feels like it goes somewhere! Highly recommend and I will go again to try the rest of the menu!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Visited here with my husband for lunch. It seemed really busy at first but we walked round the shop and came back and it seemed quieter. I don't think the girls seat you very quickly - it's a bit chilled there but when your new...it's not too clear. I'd initially ordered to take away but when I realised we could sit I changed the order to eat in. Apparently there was a 30 min wait for food. Had a look at the menu and was pretty impressed at the range of foods! It's super! I got sucked in with the waffles, gluten free and vegan! My husband ordered real food... smashed avo. I wished I'd ordered the avo when it arrived, I think I was overwhelmed by the novelty of the waffles. My waffles were very sweet, I can see why they are popular with the kids that visit! They were lovely but way too much sugar for me, I'd recommend sharing them! I'd come again - it's nice to be able to eat somewhere yummy and do some whole foods grocery shopping!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

I was encouraged to try this cafe by my wife but I saw that it was in a factory I wasn’t expecting much. Couldn’t be more wrong it’s in a factory that is the merchant quality food supermarket so to speak. The cafe is in...one of the corners and a ripper really well designed and laid out. Staff were great and the food is all gluten free vegetarian & vegan. I’m a big meat eater but I can’t fault the meals and coffee just superb. A must visit.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 May 2019

I love this cafe!!! Great options for lunch or a morning or afternoon tea. The food is always fresh, tasty and delicious. What more can you ask for..... oh, and a great coffee, tea or hot chocolate. YUM!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 March 2019

My sister took me here last weekend for the first time . The two salads we shared were simply amazing in flavour and nicely presented

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

The food was delicious & coffee was great, the staff friendly & helpful. You can also shop for food & other products while there.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

I absolutely love this place, it has a lovely vibe and the staff are so friendly and helpful. The cafe has the most delicious food and is one of my favourite places to visit. I always feel so comfortable and relaxed when i visit and...i cant wait to try more of the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Have had breakfast and lunch here a few times now, really good food and coffee, the breakfast is really good, and the beet ball sub sandwich is very very good, please give it a try, even non vegetarians will enjoy it.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I eat in the cafe nearly every week and I can't stop ordering soup! I have never had a soup I didn't like and they are always deliciously good for you. The staff are super attentive and helpful. Oh and while you are there please...try the sweet potato fries!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve shopped here for over a year now for my fruit and veggies and love it. The only thing that almost always spoils my time there is when I go the the counter to pay. It’s not all the ladies...but it’s enoigh to make it...a really unpleasant experience. I really feel as though I’m a nuisance and treated very off handedly at times. The lady that served me today was so cold and rude, I actually don’t think I will return. I spend a lot of money as well due to my family. It’s just a shame....there is no excuse for this kind of service.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Great soy hot chocolate and the staff are really friendly! Georgia & Stephanie make the best ones I’ve ever had!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I love Wholefoods, used to visit all the time. They have a huge range of foods & supplements, skin care, makeup, even a Cafe that serves vegan. My one HUGE disappointment, which I have expressed to them MANY times, with always a promise to call...me back, is that they stopped stocking sheep's milk cheeses! My hubby and I are both intolerant to cows milk and goats milk, & this was one of the only places we could get it! They were selling a sheep's milk cheese from Tasmania which they said they cant get anymore. I did the research & came up with two new distributors for them, one being Prom Cheeses in Victoria, the other Island Pure cheeses from Kangaroo Island in South Australia, whose cheeses we have tried whilst over there, & were all sensational! We now go to Maxi Foods in Upper Ferntree Gully for our sheep's milk cheeses, & I rarely visit Wholefoods anymore, I would usually spend up big, but they've lost my business.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Wouldn't waste my time going to this place again. Service is terrible, both times I have been there, found the staff to be unhelpful, I felt I knew more about the products I was asking about, than the staff member did. To the point that...when I wanted to qualify my query she got quite grumpy.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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