Top 3 Fast and Easy Paleo Cafes in Sydney

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If you’re a real food lover in Sydney, you are in luck. Sydney is quite possibly the easiest city in the world to eat healthy in. And that’s not just hyperbole. As someone who has traveled all 7 continents and more than 30 countries, I’d like to think I’ve got a pretty good frame of reference.

Not only do you get fresh fruit stands in the middle downtown (be still, my beating heart)…you get organic, whole food restaurants in every town and suburb. In Sydney, “farm to table” is not just a marketing ploy. It’s really how it’s done.

Sydney also caters to those with on-the-go active lifestyles by making healthy food convenient. Need to grab a quick, healthy brekkie before heading to the beach? Done. Need a wholesome, take-away lunch? Done. Need a green smoothie to boost your energy? Done and done.

After eating my paleo way through the city for six weeks, here are my top three fast and easy paleo cafes in Sydney:

Sydney - Thr1ve


If you’ve been wandering downtown Sydney all day, odds are you’re close to Thr1ve. It’s in the heart of the central business district and caters to ancestral-loving folks. Thr1ve’s menu is gluten-free and refined sugar-free with a focus on seasonal produce and nutrient-dense foods. They even make their own nut milk and nut butters in-store daily! In a casual, grab-and-go environment, you can quickly recharge with protein-packed nourishment. Thr1ve is quite popular with the local business folks as well, so watch out during the rush-hour times of breakfast and lunch.

Favorite paleo options:

  • organic coffee with MCT’s and grass-fed butter
  • order as you like breakfast and lunch bowls
  • paleo crumble with coconut yogurt
  • berry plus signature smoothie

Address: MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9221 3885
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm

Address: Westfield Sydney Mall, corner Pitt St. Mall & Market St., Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9221 6664
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 7:30am-6:30pm, Thur 7:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm

Go for: Breakfast, lunch and smoothies



Sydney - Paleo Cafe

Paleo Cafe

Similar to many stories in the paleo community, the Paleo Cafe started from one family’s personal health story and passion to live better. The cafe embodies all the tenets of a paleo lifestyle in a fast casual environment, even serving up Bulletproof coffee. There’s currently one location in the greater Sydney area, but as a booming franchise new stores are popping up all across Australia.

Favorite paleo options:

  • banana pancakes with whipped coconut cream
  • salted caramel thick shake
  • seared Tasmanian salmon on sweet potato and pumpkin puree
  • open lamb burger with mint mayonnaise

Address: Shop 5, 310-330 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Phone: (02) 9386 0163
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm

Go for: Breakfast, lunch, smoothies and snacks


Sydney - Aboutlife

Aboutlife Cafe & Natural Marketplace

If you’re from the US, you can think of Aboutlife as a mini Aussie-version of Whole Foods. They have it all. From an on-site cafe, to organic fruits and veggies, to free-range and grass fed proteins. They also carry a large supply of name brand paleo “go to” products, including nut butters, coconut oils, vinegars and packaged goods. If your accommodations have a kitchen, this is an ideal place to stock up. But don’t neglect their cafe, which serves up fresh, organic meals that can be eaten on site or taken away. With multiple locations throughout Sydney, Aboutlife makes clean eating blissfully easy.

Favorite paleo options:

  • organic eggs and free-range bacon
  • paleo banana bread served with honeyed yogurt
  • kale and carrot salad with raw tahini dressing
  • sustainable fish of the day

Address: 31-37 Oxford St., Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Hours: Mon-Th 7am-8pm; Fri-Sun 7am-7pm

Address: 605 Darling St., Rozelle NSW 2039
Hours: Mon-Th 7am-8pm; Fri-Sun 7am-7pm

Address: 520 Miller St., Cammeray NSW 2062
Hours: Mon-Th 7am-8pm; Fri-Sun 7am-7pm

Address: 1 Kiaora Ln, Double Bay, NSW 2028
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-8pm

Address: 285a Crown St., Surry Hills, NSW
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-8pm

Phone (all stores): (02) 8755 1333

Go for: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies, groceries.


What is your favorite paleo cafe in Sydney? Any favorites to add to the list? Share your comments below!

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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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