Responding to customer demand, Café Paparazzi have launched their traditional menu and a clean eating menu developed by Dr Andrea Robertson.
Andrea is an osteopath, naturopath, nutritionist and published cookbook author which makes her the ideal health guru to guide Café Paparazzi on producing a clean eating menu.
Café Paparazzi first launched cleaner and healthier eating choices in consultation with Andrea in 2015. Now, under new ownership, the café is offering a new and improved clean eating menu designed by Andrea, and a traditional menu inspired by Italian family recipes.
For a sneak peek at the traditional menu, we were treated to a delicious tasting platter featuring feta, Kalamata olives, chorizo, salami, arancini, eggplant, zucchini, broccolini, capsicum, artichoke, pita bread and aioli sauce.
After indulging in Mediterranean tastes, we welcomed the new clean eating menu. All of the menu options are 100% clean eating: no preservatives, no gluten, no processed sugar, and no cow’s dairy. Many of the options are vegan and vegetarian or can be customised to suit a plant-based diet.
To begin we had one of Andrea’s favourite clean smoothies: Green Detox Smoothie, made with baby spinach, celery, cucumber, banana, green apple, parsley, lemon, ginger, mint and coconut water. It is a refreshing palette cleanser to start our clean eating journey.
Tofu Scramble is a great example of the simple and delicious dishes Andrea has created with the café team. The breakfast dish spices up regular tofu with garlic, onion, carrot, zucchini, sweet potato, mushrooms, baby spinach, capsicum, tomato, seeds and dried fruit. The variety of ingredients seamlessly compliments each other.
When a food becomes a health symbol like smoothie bowls have it can be hard to still take them seriously as clean eating, but Andrea has the ideal bowls for you to show up the #Fitspo health nuts in your life. All are made with almond and coconut milk and fruit and made interesting with a range of ingredients such as spinach, honey, kefir lime, Pana Chocolate, buckwheat groats and hemp seeds. I recommend Berry lovers try the Acai Vitality, while peanut butter fans should try the Choc Nut Delight, and Mango Sunshine is for the mango (no surprise) and banana fans.
Another gram-worthy bowl are the Buddha Bowls: Green Chicken, Lamb Bam or build your own. Add your choice of protein and dressing to a delicious base of brown rise and sweet potato mash, loaded up with baby spinach, smashed avocado, tomato, carrot, nuts, sauerkraut and roast vegetables.
For a hearty lunch or dinner, you can’t miss the Pistachio Basil Pesto Zucchini Pasta. Whole zucchinis handmade into spaghetti spirals with pistachio pesto, cherry tomatoes, avocado, broccoli and cauliflower. A soft delicious pasta meal without any need for meat or dairy. Not only is clean eating pasta possible, so is pizza. The Quinoa Pizza Slice is Andrea’s unique nutritional take on everyone’s favourite high-calorie dish.
There is also clean eating dessert thanks to Adelaide Hills home bakery From the Wild. The local cake maker prides itself on dietary friendly cakes made from local produce. The cakes include Turkish Delight Wheels, PB & J, Choc Mint Wheel, Cherry Cranberry & Chocolate, Golden Yaytime and Mango, Passionfruit & Berry. SA is becoming a hotspot for high quality, plant-based treats and the cakes from From the Wild illustrate the excellence of alternative baking.
Enjoy delicious, filling food that won’t mess with your gut at Café Paparazzi. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Words by Chloe Cannell
WHERE: 291 Unley Rd, Malvern