WEEKEND EATS : ORA MANLY
Weekends are made for discovery…people, nature, places, food whatever tickles your mojo, if there’s one way that’s great to switch off from the week it’s to set out on a path of discovery. In the weekend’s past I’ve been exploring the top food spots around Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Ora Organic Cafe Manly is without doubt a food and health sensation.
For those unaware, as was I, to the meaning of Ora…it is a Maori word meaning to survive, be alive, well, safe, cured, fit, recovered, healthy, and healed and they do just that from the moment you walk through the door.
Ora is nestled in the backstreets of Manly, away from the rush and the tourists, with a cool set up to inspire their community. Their walls are filled with their mastery and craft – sprouting, fermenting and ways they infuse their philosophy into the wholesome meals they serve you.
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Friendly Coffee at Ora – a scrumptious combo of espresso, butter, coconut cream, maple, gelatin and salt. The addition of gelatin to this coffee by far my favourite part. Gelatin is nature’s little wonder ingredient to heal gut lining and overall improve integrity of the gut. Even better it contains 18 essential amino acids to build protein in the body for growth and development, not to mention can help reduce inflammatory conditions in the bones and joints. Coffee with a twist.
Apple Porridge Pie : oats soaked overnight in coconut milk, mixed spices, apricot, coconut and walnut crunchy topping. Served with vanilla coconut cream, yoghurt, cinnamon, hemp and maple. This beauty graces the menu throughout breakfast and lunch and is delicious at every single bite.
Ora’s Nasi Goreng…Mushrooms and Kale sautéed in Bone Broth, topped with a fried egg and served with Kraut, Sprouts & Seeds. Bone broth is such a wonderful ingredient within meals or as a complement to have between as a nourishing snack to boost immunity, skin health and gut health.
Ora Organic Cafe is open everyday 7am-4pm and is located at 17B Whistler St, Manly.