With health foods trending in the food business at the moment, it wasn’t much of a surprise to see the opening of Raw & More in the western suburbs. Open everyday for breakfast and lunch, this is a great place for the health conscious. Breakfast offerings include a selection of muesli, puddings and smoothie bowls, while for lunch, they have salads, wraps and savoury slices.
The fit out is very minimalist and modern with internal brickwork for the front counter and coffee making areas. Located on a corner position, there is plenty of natural light flowing through its large windows.
Today, I ordered the Raw Choc Chai Cake. For something that was sitting pre-made inside the front counter, the dessert took a good 15 minutes before it arrived at my table. Fortunately, it tasted as good as it looked. The cake was firm but delicate, and the texture was smooth. There was a subtle sweetness from the cacao and maple syrup, and the bits of chai tea changed the flavour profile.
While the staff were friendly, I felt this place was understaffed. There were several tables that weren’t cleared or cleaned, and the dessert took too long to arrive. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable. Everything on the menu is under the $10 mark with the raw cake I ordered setting me back $6.50.
While this place has only been open for a week, I’m sure their service will improve over time.
WHERE: 247A Grange Rd, Findon