I’ll be the first to admit that my eating habits are really quite bad… I had a personal trainer a few years back and when we started training together he asked me to do this food diary thing for two weeks so he could see what I was eating. When I showed it to him, he looked like he was going to cry.
I can’t cook to save my life (yes, I am the world’s worst Afrikaanse meise) and therefore I live on things like cereal (even for dinner), toast, microwave meals, biscuits & sweets. I also eat out A LOT and I’m certainly not the girl who’s going to opt for the grilled chicken salad over a juicy burger slathered with cheese & some rich sauce. This is why I was very intrigued when I got invited to try out the new Wellness Warehouse Wellness Cafe which has opened in Wembley Square. The promise of easy & healthy food that doesn’t taste like cardboard was something I just had to check out for myself.
First off, the cafe interior is lovely & fresh. It’s kinda like you immediately feel just a little healthier by simply stepping inside. (well I did anyways)
Their menu covers some great sounding breakfast options as well as deluxe wraps & sandiwiches, salads, pastas, soups, smoothies, fresh juices, slighty better for you than normal baked goods and more. And then they also do a lunch buffet Mon – Fri from 12pm until 3pm where you can dish up your own selection of goodies & then they simply weigh you plate at a cost of R15 per 100g. Sadly because I work all the way out in the northern suburbs, I could only pop in for my visit on a Saturday and so I missed out on the buffet. But, my friend Leigh tried it and loved it. You can check out her review over here.
Instead, I opted for their Orange Zing fresh juice (pineapple, orange, carrot & cucumber R26 for 460ml) and Free Range Ostrich burger (with lettuce, mozarella, tomato & beetroot chutney R53.95). I know, I know – a burger again. But this was a good-for-ya one! Bjorn got the Cocoa a Go-Go protein shake (raw cocoa, chocolate chips, vanilla, low fat ice cream, water / soy milk / low fat milk, Natures choise Whey protein R36.95 for 500ml) and the Pomegranate Free Range chicken wrap (cashews, cucumber, sprouts & cherry tomatoes R51.95). And for dessert we shared a Gluten-free mini carrot cake (R23). Just look at how beautiful everything looked:
I was a very happy chappy with everything I tasted and best of all I got to stuff my face with yummy things and didn’t leave there riddled with guilt. Sweet.
I also noticed that they’re running two specials at the moment which looked pretty good as well. One for those with a sweet tooth and the other to keep the little ones smiling:
The Wembley Wellness Cafe is open Mon – Fri from 7am to 6pm and Sat from 8am to 3pm and you’ll also find a Wellness Cafe in the Lifestyles on Kloof centre. Next time I’m in need of a break from my evil eating habits, you’ll be finding me chillin’ here for sure.