Acai Bros, Port Melbourne
Food: Mango Madness Bowl, Ain’t Nothin Butter Bowl, Berry Delicious Smoothie, Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie
Port Melbourne is busy with people in fitness gear when we arrive early on a Sunday morning, so Acai Brothers’ healthy vibe fits in well, but it’s not just for the obviously health conscious as these guys dished up bowls for everyone from students to paramedics while we we’re there.
Venue wise, they’ve done a lot with a small space. Yes it’s a little squishy when it’s busy, but it’s not somewhere you’d go to sit for hours and relax, the whole brand is revolved around quick, healthy bites on-the-go. Having said that, there’s a cosy corner tucked away at the back, wall mounted benches inside and several outdoor tables so there are a variety of options if you do want to sit in.
Staff are warm and welcoming – you’ll quickly be greeted and they’ll aim to have your fresh healthy choice with you in no time at all! If you’re in an extra rush, check out their app – you can order and pay ahead and just pop in to pick up your bowl (anyone else have those days when that would be PERFECT for your non-existent lunch break). We tried a couple of bowls and a couple of smoothies!
The mango madness was your more traditional fruit laden acai bowl and you can choose 3 additional seasonal fruits to top any of your bowls free of charge. We picked strawberries, apple and watermelon to add to this already fresh tasting bowl. The Ain’t Nothin’ Butter felt naughtier – it wasn’t, even their crunch peanut butter is made in house so they can ensure it’s additive free! It was great to see that the acai wasn’t the main focus in each bowl, we had two very different dishes and there’s definitely more variety that you might expect!
The smoothies were equally as varied: the Berry delicious is very much your traditional tasting kind of smoothie, whereas the lemon meringue was really something else. It had a nice zesty kick and was such a delicious and memorable smoothie! Everything you’ll try at Acai Brothers has a healthy vibe to it – you can smell the freshness from the moment your bowl arrives – and it’ll leave you feeling great afterwards.
Address: 229 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Mon 7am to 4pm
Tue 7am to 4pm
Wed 7am to 4pm
Thu 7am to 4pm
Fri 7am to 4pm
Sat 7am to 4pm
Sun 9am to 4pm
Parking: There is plenty of street parking on the numerous streets off Bay Road.
Getting here on PT: You can jump on a 606 or 234 bus – alight at Bridge Road/Bay Street Junction. If you don’t mind a short walk, the 109 tram runs fairly nearby too.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Acai Brothers, Port Melbourne. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.