Coco Bliss first appeared on my radar after I spotted a post about them on Instagram. When I found myself in Bulimba last Monday I stopped to check them out. Boy what a find!
At that point they had only been open for 3 days. Nicely positioned on the corner of Riddell and Oxford Streets Coco Bliss is decked out simply but stylishly, with more of a grab and go feel than a sit and natter vibe. Bar stools line the walls and lovely big windows open out over beds of fresh herbs, where you can sit and watch the ebb and flow outside.
Calling itself a superfood bar Coco Bliss is serving organic fair trade coffee, cold pressed juices, smoothies and protein shakes. They also have a cabinet full of fabulous looking raw cakes and sweet treats. I hear the lemon meringue raw cheesecake sells out pretty quick.
I chatted to one of the 3 entrepreneurs behind the venture as he made me my green smoothie. They looked to be doing a good trade (for a Monday afternoon) and I passed on my praise for their superfood vision. ‘Does it have too much parsley in it?’ He asks as he hands me my smoothie. I take a sip and give him the thumbs up – kale, spinach, parsley, mango, banana, coconut water – that’s how I roll.
This morning I popped along again to see how things were shaping up for them on a Saturday. They were going great guns, with an ever present line of peeps waiting to order, and more than twenty people waiting to collect their morning boosters.
I decided to try their acai bowl. Unfortunately they had run out but the suggestion was made to try the pink pitaya bowl instead (love how a clever new marketing campaign has turned the daggy old dragon fruit into the hip new ‘pink pitaya’). You get to build your own bowl by choosing up to 3 fruits (I had mango, blueberry and strawberry), choosing a ‘muesli’ (activated buckinis, coco buckinis or bircher museli) and optional add-ins such as maca, LSA, gogi berries and lucuma. I went with the coco buckinis and some lucuma. And it was divine. Oh so very good. My happy bowl of goodness.
Apparently Quade Cooper and several other sports stars have been stopping by for a regular superfood hit – an encouraging and high profile endorsement for the Coco Bliss team – who looked to be working at an exhausting pace behind the scenes. The place certainly seems to be a hit with the local lycra ladies too.
Open 6.30am – 4.30pm 7 days a week, it is wonderful to see Coco Bliss doing such a great trade – the world needs more places like this!
Coco Bliss Superfood Bar, Shop 1A, 204 Oxford Street, Bulimba
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