On the way back from an awesome trip to Hawkes Bay, Moni and I stayed with her friend Alana in Tauranga.
I had been following the Nourished Eatery on Instagram for quite a while, and had always admired their gorgeous vegan food. I’m not a vegan at all, I think it’s an awesome lifestyle choice, especially the ethical decisions behind it, and also the creativity behind producing alternatives (to dairy, meat, etc) and in turn, producing beautiful food.
When I found out we were staying close to the cafe (which is in the Tauranga CBD) I didn’t want to go anywhere else for breakfast. We headed there around 9am, and found it hidden amongst a few high-rise buildings. The first thing I noticed as we walked in was the gorgeous details on their doors; little whisks and spatulas printed on the glass.
We had a look at the menus and were surprised to find how reasonably priced everything was – cheaper than regular cafes back at home. They had an amazing selection of food, from sweet breakfasts to burgers, and so many alternative coffees including a watermelon seed, macadamia nut and sunflower seed blend (which I wish I tried!). They also had a range of alternative milks you could choose from for your coffees or hot choccys! I went for a Bounty Bar hot chocolate which was made with coconut milk.
Moni ordered the french toast and I ordered avo on toast, and when they came to the table we were literally in awe. We spent a solid five minutes taking photos and looking at all the little details – hers even had glitter on it like what the heck.
The french toast was so beautiful and detailed – even the bananas were cut into pretty shapes.
The avo on toast was awesome too, it had this beautiful pesto spread on the toast, and chopped tomatoes throughout the smashed avocado.
I definitely want to head there whenever I can again, and try more of their delicious menu! We were so happy with it and there was nothing left on our plates when we were finished. Its such a groovy little cafe and I would recommend it to anyone going near to Tauranga!
You can check them out on their website too, where you can have a look at the menu and even order cakes online!