This is THE guilt-free raw treat you’ll actually love.
Pronounced ah-sigh-ee, acai is that one superfood that’s sealed its status amongst the health-conscious and the public. Acai berries has heaps of health benefits – it helps to prevent heart problems like arthritis, aids in weight loss and even improves skin health. So if you’re a sweet tooth looking for a healthier option, or dieting, check out these seven cafes for an ice-cold acai bowl of goodness.
An Acai Affair
At An Acai Affair, your options are plenty when it comes to satisfying your craving for this superfood. The delish acai bowls come in a range of bases, including a parfait of chia pudding, passionfruit mango spirulina, yoghurt or our fave: in a scrapable coconut husk. Drizzle it with honey, cookie butter, peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter. Alternatively, make your own by choosing a size, base, superfood and drizzle.
An Acai Affair, 101 East Coast Road, Singapore 428796
East Coast’s most Instagrammable cafe of the moment will hit you right in the tropical feels – think rattan chairs, palm tree wall art, flamingo cushions and bright, bold colours. It’s Singapore’s only acai soft serve cafe, so naturally, the superfood is the star of the show here. The superswirls are vegan, dairy and gluten-free, come with various toppings like Manuka honey peanuts and chia seeds, and flavours like Spirulina and Thai coconut. The smoothies are no less delish, and are available in options like berry, and PB & J with possible protein add-ons.
Berriwell, 19 East Coast Road #01-01, Singapore 428746
Project Acai’s central location in Ngee Ann City makes this our most frequented spot for the ice-cold acai bowls. The first dedicated acai cafe in Singapore serves up super bowls with a frozen smoothie-like, berry-tasting base topped with a variety of fruits, cacao nibs, and granola. So good, you’ll forget that chocolate brownie you’ve been hankering for.
Project Acai, 2 locations at Holland Village and Takashimaya S.C.
Tucked away in Pickering Street, CBD sweet tooths can now enjoy a midday pick-me-up without the guilt. The acai – flown in all the way from Brazil – can be devoured in a bowl, or in a cup. And if you’ve a sweet tooth – just like us – the acai bowls here can be quite fruity and sweeter than the usual.
Absolute Acai, #01-38, 3 Pickering Street, Singapore 048660, p. 6224 4088
Seed and Soil
Cold pressed juices aside, the raw-food gurus at Seed and Soil are pros at whipping up mean acai bowls designed to nourish your body with the perfect combo of carbs, protein and healthy fats. The best part? It’s also pretty darn yummy. Seed and Soil’s acai bowl comes topped with seasonal fruits and its signature Superfood Sprinkle – a homemade rawnola mixture brimming with protein, fibre and omega-3.
Seed and Soil, #01-22, 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 082001
Hidden in the basement of One Raffles Place is Parallel: a one-stop shop for acai bowls and coffee brews. Bowls come in two sizes, and are topped with fresh fruits, as well as other superfoods like chia seeds and goji berries. Best of all, they’re naturally sweetened.
Parallel, 1 Raffles Place, #B1-34, Singapore 048616
A familiar name amongst Holland Village regulars, this cosy café offers the classic acai bowl, served with chia seed parfait, granola as well as coconut flakes and a Viking bowl, which is blended with raw cacao and whey protein. Want to power up your dish? Toppings include almond butter, cacao nibs, spirulina and bee pollen.
Haakon, Locations in Holland Village, 313 @ Somerset, One Raffles and Kinex.