Multi-tasking isn't just something you do at work or when you're tweeting while watching your favourite TV show — it's a trend Brisbane's eateries are following too. Take The Produce Bulk Foods, for example. The Ashgrove establishment's name makes them sound like a spot to pick up a few groceries, and it is, but it's also a health-focused cafe as well.
Given how hungry shopping for food makes most people, it's an ideal combination — and the solution to the age-old advice about never going to the supermarket on an empty stomach. And even if you don't need to stock your cupboards with The Produce's range of serve-yourself staples such as nuts, grains, cereals, flours, pastas, oils, vinegars, sauces and more, you're unlikely to leave feeling anything less than satisfied.
Either way, you'd best be thinking all-natural, because that's what you'll find here. Organic fair trade coffee should keep caffeine fiends happy, while fresh cold press juices, smoothies and fruit crushes provide a non-buzzing energy boost. Food-wise, the cafe's display case lineup of salads, wraps and snacks might be modest, but it's tasty. Of course, you can't go past the acai bowl, as topped with whatever is in season — if this isn't the perfect place for them, then we don't know where is.