03 August 2011

Oneness Café Restaurant: Organic and Healthy Eating, Coogee (19 Dec 2010)

244 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW 2034
Phone: (02) 9665 0050
http://www.onenesscafe.com.au


Eating with a healthy conscience

A place like this would probably do very well in Byron Bay or perhaps even Newtown but time will tell how it'll go in Coogee. I guess located in a coastal suburb might help where sun, sea and surf goes nicely with organic produce but there's already a lot of surrounding competition from cafes that attract regular locals on the sunnier side of the street. The owner is passionate about the Farmacist Desk Reference by Don Tolman where the importance of wholefoods and healthy eating is a focus. The Orange frappe ($6) includes the pith which gives it a bitter taste. Probably a bit too healthy for my liking which makes it somewhat not particularly palatable — next time I'd have without please. The fresh Coconut juice ($4.50) is much more nicer and familiar and apparently contains lots of healthy antioxidants.

The Grilled free range chicken with caesar salad ($17) is served with crispy bacon, cos lettuce, poached organic egg and crusty croton [crouton]. A bit more dressing might have been welcomed but it's fresh and the egg cooked perfectly. I tend to like a bit of anchovy though which it's missing. Additional hand cut wedges ($3) were really good although you don't seem to get much for your money, but it's probably just enough as a small side for one. The Smoked salmon sandwich ($13) with avocado, spinach, tomato, alfalfa and dill yogurt dressing comes in a nice crusty baguette. Perhaps a little on the pricey side but its decent quality and quite tasty. I like the idea and philosophy of what they want to achieve but for some reason at the time of visiting I actually didn't feel the ambience was particularly calming and wholistic, perhaps due to the settling in period.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: Some organic produce available, Organic coffee and tea available, Fresh ingredients, Healthy philosophy of eating
CONS: Menus not updated on website, Perhaps a little on the pricey side compared to other cafes in the area, Decor could perhaps be a little more homely, Wall menu board not particularly easy to read
MUST TRY: Coconut juice

Orange frappe ($6)



Coconut juice ($4.50)

Grilled free range chicken with caesar salad served with crispy bacon, cos lettuce, poached organic egg and crusty croton [crouton] ($17)

Smoked salmon sandwich with avocado, spinach, tomato, alfalfa and dill yogurt dressing ($13)

Additional hand cut wedges ($3)

Organic coffee, Flourless chocolate cake

Specials board




Menu

Organic teas, Products, Di Gabriel organic tea

Farmacist Desk Reference by Don Tolman





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6 comments:

redlocust said...

Food looks great. I do wonder though at organic places that sell smoked salmon. Will have to find out where they source this. Not the most sustainable of fish.

lateraleating said...

I agree with the previous comment about the smoked salmon. And not putting anchovies in the dressing of a Caesar salad is kind of weird.

wandrew said...

Maybe the "oneness" of the name refers to the one potato's worth of wedges you got.

Madam Wu said...

Please tell me that you got more chips than what was in your photo??? The poached egg has a weird effect on it. What was that about? I like the philosophy so I'll probably try this place.

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi said...

Gotta love guilt-free eats. I'd love to try the smoked salmon sandwich (anything with dill grabs me) but would've been disappointed with the wedges ..

Ashley said...

Oh, I'm so jealous you have coconut juice, out of the coconut there! I haven't found anywhere in Melbourne that has that yet... :(

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