Looking for the perfect açai bowl in Perth? These top 10 spots guarantee a beautifully delicious bowl.
Açai bowls tick all the boxes; they’re delicious, healthy and they look pretty good too! Luckily for us Perthlings, there are plenty of great cafes and eateries to buy açai bowls (pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”) in and around Perth. They are the perfect treat the morning after a night out, or as a refreshing snack at the beach.
What is Açai?
Açai berries are grown in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and have proven to have an array of health benefits. Classified as a superfood, they are full of antioxidants, fibre, Vitamin A and protein.
Get your Instagram feed ready, as we’ve curated a list of the 10 best spots to get one of these delicious açai bowls in Perth.
With two venues in Perth, specialising in açai bowls, Ohana allows you to curate your own bowl or pick from an array of their own carefully crafted creations. If you’re in the mood to DIY, you’ll find an order form where you can circle your preferred options. Are you feeling strawberries or blueberries? Bee pollen or cranberries? Their delicious bowls are all made with handmade, gluten-free granola, and none of their ingredients contains any refined sugars. Your personalised bowl will be whipped up in no time, and it’s the perfect treat to either bring down to the nearby beach, or enjoy in the seating area at their new Fremantle address.
Oushk is a family-run cafe in Palmyra, and is a mecca for the açai lovers of Perth. Their bowls are overflowing with Nutella, peanut butter, cacao nibs and, most notably, Turkish delight, baklava or honey cake. Ouskh means to adore or love in Arabic, and after a visit here, you’ll understand why. The quaint cafe also has a cabinet of savoury delights, delicious coffees and Earth bowls. Get your cameras ready, as the açai bowls at Oushk are very photogenic!
The Açai Corner
Sourcing their fruit by hand from a large fresh fruit market in Western Australia, The Açai Corner has an array of açai and smoothie bowls, all created with a passion for using unsweetened and premium açai. They have a storefront in Claremont’s shopping hub, as well as a food truck along the South Perth foreshore, at Coode Street Playground. At the moment, free yoga is offered every Friday next to the food truck. It’s a great way to finish your week and kickstart your weekend, so just bring your own mat or towel and end your session with a nutritious açai bowl!
Nature's Harvest / Bee Leaf Cafe
Nature’s Harvest has long been a hot-spot for healthy açai bowls, juices and sweet treats in the Cottesloe area. Priding themselves on their vegan, gluten-free and paleo options; this means açai and smoothie bowls are one of their staples! Renowned for their ever-popular Turmeric Latte Mix, Nature’s Harvest has decided to focus on and expand their product line and now take on the venue name Bee Leaf Cafe instead. Plus, pledging to give back to the community, Nature’s Harvest donates a percentage from each Turmeric Latte Mix sale to go towards scholarships for young people. Keep your eyes peeled for the exciting developments as it transforms into the Bee Leaf Cafe!
Well-loved açai franchise Açai Bros has two stores in Perth – one in Fremantle and the other in City Beach. With multiple stores across the country, it’s no surprise Açai Bros know how to make a delicious açai bowl. There are many flavour combinations to choose from, so take your pick from Salted Caramel, Lemon Meringue, Mango Passionfruit, plus many more. They also have other superfood options available such as juices and avocado on toast.
Little Cultures is a superfood and dessert bar nestled on Rokeby Road in Subiaco. Taking the title as one of the first dessert and health food stores in Perth, Little Cultures started out by making their own fresh yoghurt on their premises. Today they have now expanded into making açai and smoothie bowls as well as juices, milkshakes and gelato. You can choose bowls with an açai base, or a signature bowl, which is made with dragon fruit, mango or banana as the base. All bowls come with either paleo granola or their nut-free vegan muesli and, of course, an abundance of fresh fruit.
Centrally located in the CBD, Java Juice is the perfect place to head to if you need a pick-me-up during your workday. There are a few açai and smoothie bowls to choose from, including the scrumptious Karamel Koala with banana, açai and caramel protein. Established in 1996, Java Juice was one of the first juice bars in Perth and they have now expanded to smoothie and açai delights. Apart from whipping up some delicious creations, they also donate their profits to Happiness Co, who aim to improve mental and lower cases of anxiety, depression and unhappiness in the population.
Located conveniently across the road from the popular Trigg Beach, Yelo Cafe provides the perfect opportunity to grab your açai to-go and relax down on the sand. Their açai bowls are made from organic açai and freshly made granola. Alternatively, you can transform any smoothie on the menu into a bowl, with toppings of your choice. Their Mango Bowl with berries and coconut has proven to be very popular!
Pixel Coffee Brewers
While Pixel does not necessarily specialise in açai, they have become known in Perth for designing a beautifully crafted bowl. Their açai bowl is made with granola, strawberries, nectarines and edible flowers, and is the ideal accompaniment on a warm Perth day. Other meals on offer at Pixel include raw cakes, french toast, big breakfasts and many other crowd-favourites.
Pearth Organic Kitchen
Pearth Organic aims to support local businesses and source organic produce as much as possible. They currently offer the Nutter Bowl, Açai Bowl and the Green Bowl, all served with crunchy peanut butter granola. This Leederville-based cafe has many gluten-free and vegan options on their menu, and is worth checking out for its healthy and appetising menu.
Feeling peckish for other vegan delights? Check out these 5 vegan cookbooks you need in your kitchen. Or, if you’re on the hunt for more Perth-based eats, read up on the 10 best waterfront bars and eateries in Perth.