Raw Food Options
Bay Organics $$ - Natural, organic and health food store specialising in vegan and paleo options. Check out their juice and smoothie bar as well as raw treats for something sweet while you shop. Open Wednesday - Monday.
Bella Natural Food Co $$ - 1 Kurrawybaya Ave, Terrigal. This is your spot on the Central Coast to get cocowhip and a huge range of vegan, raw wholefood options at breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Blue Door Cafe $$ - Hunter Street, Newcastle & Merewether Kiosk. This new cafe has a big raw salad on the lunch menu and offers both soy and almond milk for coffees, there's avo on toast for breakfast and the 5 seed sourdough is vegan friendly. Green juices are made fresh and there are raw vegan superfood bites at the counter.
Bolton Street Pantry $$ Bolton Street, Newcastle. Find healthful options on this menu. For breakfast check out the acai bowl - with raw granola which is honey free -, fruit & nut sourdough with jam - hold the butter - or a big smoothie. At lunch time the acai bowl is on the menu still or grab the summer salad sub. Open seven days for breakfast and lunch.
JERF Just Eat Real Food $$ - Lorn, Hunter Valley. This cafe serves up wholefood vegan breakfast and lunch options as well as desserts, fresh juices and kombucha.
Louie & Jacks $$ - Junction Fair, The Junction. This cafe has a focus on fast and fresh food with plenty of vegan options. Pick up a chia pudding or fruit salad on the go, or sit in for their teff pancakes, smoothie bowls, fresh salads and more. Their coffees come with a mini bliss ball, so vegans don't need to miss out on the coffee treat! Open seven days for breakfast and lunch.
MamaP $ - Pacific Highway, Charlestown. 100% vegetarian & organic menu with plenty of gluten free choices. MamaP has a great selection of raw and baked treats. Pick up a chia pudding or fresh salads for a takeaway meal or sit in for a plate of their gluten free waffles served with chocolate nicecream and fruits. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Modern Organic $$ - The Entrance Road, Long Jetty. This organic cafe and hot yoga studio serves up lots of healthy plant-based meals including smoothie bowls, smashed avo, porrdige, smoothies, cold pressed juices and more. Open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday - Sunday
Mr O Kitchen Espresso Grocer $$ - Cessnock, Hunter Valley. Mr O specialises in special diets with plenty of options for vegan, celiac and clean eating customers. Sweet toothed diners won't be able to resist their raw and sugar free cakes made in house or acai bowls for something more substantial. For savoury lovers there are cafe classic salad bowls, sandwhiches, buddah bowls and healthy bruschetta options. For drinks they offer superfood smoothies, in house cold pressed juices and cold pressed almond and coconut milks for coffees, cold drinks as well as matcha and turmeric lattes. Open Monday - Friday 6:30am - 3pm.
Pickled and Pressed $$ - Glebe Road, The Junction. This 100% plant based cafe is all vegan and offers up healthful, whole food options with plenty of variety. They make desserts in house as well as cold pressed nut milks and juices. Open seven days for breakfast and lunch. You can read our review and see the beautiful location they've created in The Junction in our review here.
Seed Cafe $$ - The Junction. This 100% vegetarian cafe connected to Hunter Organics grocery store serves up loads of tasty, organic vegan options for all day breakfast and lunch. Including their vegan pancakes with caramelized pear, coconut yoghurt and maple syrup. Most of the menu is vegan friendly and the sweets fridge filled with mostly vegan, handmade treats. This cafe is particularly good at catering to customers who have food allergies, and even keeps a little register of regular customers in the kitchen. Open Monday - Saturday 8-4.
This Little Piggy and Co $$ - Point Clare, Central Coast. Build your own avocado toast or grab a smoothie bowl, organic and raw options. This Little Piggy and Co stocks the beautiful Love Raw Creations. Open for breakfast and lunch, Monday - Saturday.
Wise Food Cafe $$ - 177 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach. Visit this cafe at breakfast or lunch and expect a range of beautiful vegan options, they even have a separate vegan menu! Among the options are an acai bowl, avo smash, big breakfast, a grilled turkish bread and rainbow salad. Wise food cafe caters for organic, raw and vegan options. Raw cakes are available to order. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
W.I.A Store $$ - Darby Street, Cooks Hill. This acai bar serves up 2 fresh acai bowls, coffee, fresh juices and health shots.