Situated in the heart of Waterloo, Hale and Hearty is a quaint little café famed for its health-conscious menu of delicious breakfast bowls, gluten and dairy-free pancakes and wholemeal burgers.
We arrived just after opening time at 7.00am to suss out their breakfast menu. Sticking with the staples, we ordered a serving of blueberry and coconut pancakes and an acai breakfast bowl accompanied by two matcha lattes.
Blueberry Coconut Pancakes $16.9
Fluffy, light, and smothered in maple syrup, the pancakes lived up to their high praise. Made with rice flour, coconut sugar and coconut milk, the pancakes were a huge hit made better by the accompaniment of fresh blueberries and coconut yogurt. A decadent meal without leaving you feeling too guilty afterwards.
Acai Breakfast Bowl $14.9
Acai has been a huge hit in Sydney over the last few years, and this generous bowl ticked all the boxes for what makes a good breakfast. Topped with everything delicious and healthy, the brightly coloured smoothie bowl was perfectly partnered with frozen banana, goji berries, cacao nibs and paleo granola. Delicious and healthy.
Matcha Latte $5
I decided to avoid ordering my usual and order the up-and-coming alternative, Matcha Latte. With a taste slightly stronger than that of a regular green tea, the matcha latte had a bitter flavour with a sweeter aftertaste. Definitely an acquired taste but worth every sip.
Offering a wide range of options, from healthy pancakes to build-your-own smoothies and burgers, Hale and Hearty has something for everyone. A health-conscious menu without compromising taste is a big tick in anyone’s book.
Although Hale and Hearty was only opened late last year, it’s obvious that this trendy new café has been a big hit among the locals, with a steady flow of customers coming in for coffee and food as soon as they opened their doors for the morning.
Hale & Hearty
9/24 Danks Street,
Waterloo, NSW 2017
Contributed by Nicole Dangoor, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys