Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Eating Out: Pure Simplicity Health Bar

Pure Simplicity Health Bar opened up a while ago, replacing the Liquefy outlet that was at the same location. It has a focus on smoothies, juices and acai bowls, but also has a menu of breakfast and lunch items that are available all day. I've stopped by here a couple of times before to pick up a smoothie, but recently had a chance to catch up with some of my favourite people over brunch and decided to try eating here. Everything is vegetarian, with most things either vegan or able to be veganised. They have some gluten free options as well (though not so many of the savoury cooked options). Sorry some of the photos are a bit dark, for a place that has a big instagram presence they sure have some terrible lighting!

The 'dish' of the day was definitely the peanut butter hot chocolate that is on the menu, made with soy. Funnily enough, the day before I had picked up a hot chocolate elsewhere with a hazelnut syrup shot, and was wondering why no one made peanut butter hot chocolate. And the next day, I was drinking it. This is delicious! I had two!

Trio of PB Hot Chocolates from Pure Simplicity Health

Lisa and I both chose the Breakfast Burrito with tofu ($12). This is stuffed with beans, tomato, mushrooms, spinach, aioli and tofu. I think the tofu is one of the Soyco flavoured tofus, it had the same texture and a slightly sweet taste. This was a tasty breakfast.

Breakfast Burrito with Tofu from Pure Simplicity Health

Marion had the Nearly Raw Nachos ($12, GF) with caspicum, corn, tomato, red onion, kidney beans, avocado, cashew cheese and corn chips. She said it was really fresh tasting and very filling.

Nearly Raw Nachos from Pure Simplicity Health

Jen had already eaten, so she just picked up a cupcake (to go with her PB hot chocolate). Pure Simplicity Health stocks Cloverly cupcakes, which are all vegan and always have a gluten free flavour. And Marion also had a Nut Buttercup Smoothie ($8 regular, $10 large), which had almond milk, peanut butter, cocoa, banana, almond butter, cinnamon, vanilla paste).

Cloverly Cupcake and Nut Buttercup Smoothie from Pure Simplicity Health

I am would be keen to try more of their menu, especially their burgers, and more of that peanut butter hot chocolate. The food came out relatively quickly, and it is a nice space. The toilets are a bit of a trek out the back of the building, and are not always the cleanest of facilities.

Pure Simplicity Health Bar - 22-24 Carrara Street, Mount Gravatt East, Brisbane

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


I've been having fun re-sharing some photos of old adoption and clinic cats. This little cutie is Daphne. She was surrendered to us with a broken leg and pelvis, which thankfully was able to be repaired. She used to hang out with me on call and sleep on my bed in the on call room. She got adopted by one of our former nurses.


  1. I love a good breakfast burrito, and why have i never thought of peanut butter hot chocolate? It sounds amazing! Daphne is absolutely gorgeous, I;m so glad she got a happy ending!

    1. Peanut butter hot chocolate is genius!
      Daphne was such a sweetheart.

  2. Oh man peanut butter hot chocolate? Awesome. It isn't vegan (at least I don't think they do soy milk) but there is a fancy chocolate shop in NYC where they use chocolate shaving and if you order the PB Hot Chocolate, they just plop a big slap of peanut butter in the milk as they steam it up. It is amazing but you have to drink it fast because when the milk cools, the drink gets too thick from the pb and chocolate shavings.

    1. Ahhh.. that sounds so good! This one they had ground peanuts with the chocolate, I think.

  3. Peanut butter hot chocolate????? Holy crap that sounds good =)
    That cupcake looks pretty amazeballs too! YUM

    1. It was great! This is another place I think you would really like. For when you come visit. ;)