after a decent coffee, healthy feed or need to stock up the fridge with organic produce and good-for-you treats?
then you need to walk your way down to a favourite of mine in Glenelg, The Organik Corner Store
located on the Broadway, this cafe come organic grocery store is your one stop shop for all things healthy. it’s a regular spot of mine and the other day one of the girls and I dropped in for brunch. this bright and light cafe’s staff always welcome you with open arms and you will never see a frowny face behind the counter. the interior draws you in with it’s playful charm making a winters day seem nice and bright- healthy living quotes hang from the walls, reclaimed wood shelves topped with beautiful greenery sit by the door and tiny glasses of fresh flowers sit upon the tables. when the suns shining then you can sit outside around planter boxes and rug up in blankets that sit on the chairs. we arrived we were quickly seated and I had a coffee in hand in no time- and this coffee was a winner.
I usually opt for my favourite on the menu- avocado, balsamic and tomato on sourdough but sadly they were out of the green avacodoy goodness. but that didn’t matter, because there is plenty of other options on there menu. wraps, huge salads packed with goodness, bacon and eggs and smoothies in glass jars as big as your head- it’s all there. if you have gluten intolerances, are vegetarian or vegan then this will be your new local as they cater for you with half of the menu.
I ordered a traditional acai bowl- filled with frozen acai puree and banana, topped with toasted granola, desiccated coconut and fresh fruit. my friend ordered the sourdough with paris creek brie, grilled mushrooms and basil pesto. to go with her mushroomy goodness she ordered a smoothie which was large and packed full of berries. both food items were under $13.00 so a visit here won’t break the bank.
the acai bowl was cold and refreshing and had a strong banana taste. it replicated a smoothie and the granola on the top was crunchy and sweet. the mandarin and apple slices were a nice added touch and to be honest the portion size was so big I could only get half way through it. my friend raved on about her brekky, saying the mushrooms were cooked perfectly and that there was ample gooey brie on top of the sourdough.
after finishing our meals we wandered on into the store next door where we got lost in a world of organic fruit and veg, teas and spices. I eyed off one to many items and saw that they had some of my all time favourites- Pukkah and Love teas, Loving Earth chocolates, Willunga pasta and plenty of gluten free options. although I didn’t buy anything, this would be my favourite places to pick up sustainable, organic produce and some of the best sourdough bread going around. you can even get cheese, eggs, meats and wine here making it very possible to do your whole weekly shop in the one place (with no processed garbage going in your trolley)
so if your down Glenelg way and are looking for a place to perk up your insides then look no further. when the suns out head for the footpath, grab a nanna rug and enjoy!
you can find The Organik Corner Store at 37 Broadway, Glenelg.