Lola Berry reveals her fave Melbourne health & wellness hotspots

Barry Cafe

There are SO many great healthy places in Melbourne. I could easily go on for ages! But, for the sake of space, I’ve limited myself to eight of my faves.

Eating Out

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Shoku Iku

This divine café serves up organic, nourishing raw food that looks like art. They also do amazing superfood smoothies and tonic teas. All prepared with lots of love! The space is beautifully designed as well and constructed out of reclaimed materials.

Yong Green Food

Another amazing organic café with mostly raw food, but also some great cooked dishes. Their raw desserts are amaze!

Barry

This café in Northcote has amazing food and a cool Scandi-style fit out. The Californian Superfood Salad, in particular, is next level. Think a Mexican style combo of tri-coloured quinoa, kale, wild rice, charred corn, black turtlebeans, heirloom tomatoes and a lime and jalapeno vinaigrette. #Yumbo!

Monk Bodhi Dharma

Like pancakes? Monk Bodhi Dhama do amazing gluten-free buckwheat and apple pancakes with maple syrup. I like to get mine topped with coconut ice-cream!

St Ali

St Ali serves epic brekkie and ace coffee. I personally don’t drink coffee, but it’s meant to be the best in town.

Getting Bendy

Yoga 213

Head to Yoga 213 for vinyasa classes set to the sounds of hip-hop music. Awesome!

Power Living

Another amazing yoga destination. Both the Fitzroy and Union St studios are ace.

Stocking Up

Prahran Market

Melbourne’s oldest market is the best place for organics. Ripe is a great grocer!

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Lola Berry
Colourful, adventurous and with a healthy dose of Aussie eccentricity, Lola Berry is definitely not your average nutritionist. She blogs, tweets, writes and talks about good health and wholefoods and there's little Lola won't to do to get her message across: eating and living well is easy and fun! Lola's enthusiasm is contagious and her knack for translating the most technical information into easy-to-follow advice has made her one of Australia's most popular nutritionists. She is constantly finding creative ways to help people make small achievable changes in their lives in order to better their health. Lola grew up in a family where health and fitness were celebrated, but by no means a focal point. It wasn't until experiencing her first 'summertime detox' as a teenager that Lola recognised what a huge impact food had on health and wellbeing. Within a few years Lola had completed her Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Nutritional Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Armed with enthusiasm and tonnes of ideas, Lola made it her mission to help as many people as possible live a healthy, fulfilled life. In 2007, Lola began posting videos full of health tips, nutritional advice and easy, accessible recipes. People responded to her quirky approach and her ‘Fruits and Roots’ webisodes soon led to regular TV appearances and her first book, Lola Berry's Inspiring Ingredients. Lola kept up with her engaging blog and informative e-newsletters and her online following continued to grow. In 2012 Lola released, The 20/20 Diet, which became the number one diet book in Australia within weeks of its release. Lola’s follow-up book, The 20/20 Diet Cookbook, is full of delicious recipes and health creations and has already gone into reprint (even though it was only released in February 2014). Today, Lola is a regular guest on various TV and radio shows and a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers.