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Nourish Collingwood

A health food cafe specialising in adorable custom 'sushi art'.
By Libby Curran
October 12, 2022
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By Libby Curran
October 12, 2022
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If you've got a soft spot for playful hidden messages and food that's almost too cute to eat, this Shepparton-born, Collingwood spot is making a play to be your new lunchtime go-to. A cheery wellness cafe, health food store and sushi bar, Nourish is capturing plenty of hearts with its unique 'sushi art' and its Aussie-first customised sushi service.

Nourish's signature hand rolls and nigiri all have floral patterns carved into them, done using a laser etching machine imported from Germany. For custom cuteness, owners Freddy Raftellis and Michael Whelan also do sushi designs to order, etching various messages and graphics into the nori rolls' seaweed.

Think, 'Congratulations' for your mate who's just had a bub and can finally eat raw fish again, or maybe a 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' number for your sushi-obsessed bestie.

Alongside the wide array of sushi, Nourish is whipping up a range of sweet and savoury smoothie bowls ($16.50), plus sippable smoothies, juices and a daily-changing rotation of fresh salads. You'll also find a range of hearty sangas stuffed between locally-made sourdough — perhaps featuring the likes of Sriracha-roasted pumpkin with zucchini and pickled red onion ($13.50), or lemon oregano chicken finished with mayo and avocado ($13.50).

Images: Lumea Photo

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