Health Freak Kings Park – I get food guilt ALL THE TIME. Though I try to eat healthily as much as possible, the glutton within usually wins out. Recently, I found out I have a gluten intolerance, which means now if I see lots of “GF” options on a menu it makes me so happy. One spot in particular has been a godsend – Health Freak Café, who have a menu that caters for all sorts of allergies and intolerances, even FODMAPers like myself!
Health Freak Cafés seem to be popping up everywhere! I went along to their Kings Park café for brunch with one of my friends “Nays” and Little Chef. It’s not actually in Kings Park, but this Health Freak Café is definitely one for the “health nuts”, as it’s found right at the bottom at Jacob’s ladder. Fifteen years ago I’d do Jacobs Ladder no problemo. Now, even walking down the steep steps makes my knees crack and I have to hang on for dear life as the buff bods whizz by me. Oh to be in my energetic teens again!
At Health Freak there’s a massive menu. A big chunk of their menu is dedicated to juices and drinks. Protein shakes, weight loss juices, detox juices and super food smoothies which come hipster-style in a mason jar. There’s a big brunch selection, as well as burgers salads and even tapas. Each menu item lists the calorie count. To be fair I’m not a calorie counter, but I am watching what I eat and drink.
I chose the paleo tasting plate ($21). A paleo bun is topped with wilted spinach, two runny poached eggs, sprouts and side of two free range bacon rashes. I was particularly impressed by the bacon, which is nitrate free and sourced from a local butcher. I also enjoyed the bowl of coconut yoghurt topped with paleo muesli, berry compote and fresh blueberries, served with fresh orange juice. I was floored that health food could taste so good!
Nays enjoyed her veggie stack ($19). The sweet potato patties are served on a bed of wilted spinach and roasted capsicum, topped with two poached eggs, grilled haloumi and drizzle of balsamic reduction.
The little café has an alfresco area, where we sat.
Little Chef had already had brekkie, so had a raw “snickers” slice for morning tea. He loved it, despite it being so healthy.
There’s a great little kids menu at Health Freak, including dairy free salted caramel pancakes, so even little ones will food allergies don’t have to miss out!
Health Freak, just off Mounts Bay Road is within easy walking distance to John Oldham Park. Which we had a stroll to after our brunch. Little Chef loves the massive slide there. We’d parked up at Kings Park, so took the Kokoda Track back up the hill, which really got all of our calves burning! Jacobs Ladder, Health Freak for brunch AND the Kokoda track in one morning… I did feel like a bit of a Health Freak myself! If only for one day 😉
At Health Freak, you can be sure every choice is a healthy one and pretty much guilt free!
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