Maple + Clove

A wholefoods cafe serving nutrient-rich smoothies and hearty (and healthy) meals.
Melanie Colwell
Published on July 30, 2019
Updated on November 24, 2021


These days, most people have a certain something we want to avoid when eating out — whether it's a personal preference or an allergy. And that can make eating while on holidays especially hard. Well, rest easy, hungry traveller. Maple and Clove, a slick cafe in the heart of Canberra, has the answer. The wholefoods cafe specialises in hearty, nourishing dishes made with locally sourced, seasonal produce. The menu is built around a belief in increasing healthy fats, so expect to see a lot of nuts, avocado, salmon and olive oil pop up on the menu.

The breakfast menu features a selection of recognisable cafe fare with a healthy twist — think waffles made with wholemeal spelt, zucchini and corn and topped with smashed avocado or an egg white-only omelette with green asparagus and spinach served with a quinoa salad. At 11.30am, the kitchen starts to dish up a range of lunch items, including grilled barramundi with a maple glaze and raw green salad with chicken breast. Pair your meal with a healthy green smoothie, packed with kiwi fruit, banana, green apple, spinach and ginger, or a super nut smoothie with almond milk, banana, activated almonds and flaxseed. Or, if you want to add a glass of vino to your meal, the venue is fully licensed — you are on holidays, after all.


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