Do you like the sound of a cafe that has a warm and hospitable atmosphere, where people can come and eat great food, drink fabulous coffee and feel good about themselves? Then let us enlighten you because Vitalo Cafe in Lilli Pilli is worth the drive. Just around the corner from Cronulla, this lovely little pocket of South Sydney lays claim to a brand spanking new cafe that will not fail to impress.

Background

Owner, Patty came up with the name for Vitalo, combining ‘Vit’ (taken from ‘vitality) and ‘Alo’ meaning ‘nourish’ in Latin. Together, these words reflect the philosophy of Vitalo which is to “Nourish the Life Force”. Patty’s passion for Paleo food is all about providing an experience for customers that satisfies their taste buds as well as their bodies.

Vitalo Design

The atmosphere of the cafe is reflected by the beautiful interior aesthetics. Drawing on modern industrial vibes, the super-comfortable design uses crisp whites and calming blues and greys, clean open spaces and stunning wooden furnishings. Whether you choose a spot outside to watch the world go by or sit inside, you’ll feel right at home in this place.

More than a cafe, you can also do a spot of shopping, picking up some beautiful organic products (including our Sacred Grounds coffee), stylish homewares and books on how to adopt this healthy lifestyle for yourself.

Vitalo Menu

As its name suggests, Vitalo really does ooze life, personality, quality and health! Focussed on wholesome, organic and nourishing food this cafe aims to get ‘back to basics’ with unprocessed and anti-inflammatory food.

The menu is inspired by Patty’s personal passion for paleo and nutrient rich food and has been perfected by her amazing chef. Proof of this incredible partnership is the delicious and totally unique Vegatrian, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffle. Other stand outs include the Seared W.A Prawns, their famous Smashed Avocado and Mezza plate which is a nod to Patty’s Lebanese heritage. We were lucky enough to sample this amazing dish and it was incredible – I loved the homemade flat bread, Lamb Kafta, Tabbouleh and Fried Cauliflower. And since Vitalo has an all day menu, it’s tempting to literally sit there for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

The nutrient rich and flavoursome food means that you’ll always leave feeling full and satisfied. The servings are generous and all ingredients are fresh with products are either made on site or locally sourced where possible. There’s also a great range of paleo, gluten-free and vegan cakes and slices to indulge in and keep everyone happy!

Vitalo & Sacred Grounds

This partnership is pretty much perfect! Similarly as Patty aim is to “give people an experience rather than just food on a plate”, this is exactly how we at Sacred Grounds feel about our coffee.

So prepare your appetite, your taste buds and drop in to our friends at Vitalo, Lilli Pilli.

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Emma Watson

From creating her own ‘Ozzie Mozzie Editorial’ newspaper when she was 10 to writing for ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, Emma has always loved to write. She spends her time looking after her two kids and tapping away at the keyboard blogging at filmandfood.com.au, writing for Howards Storage World and of course, for Sacred Grounds Organic. Her love of a good small cappuccino (with one sugar!) and social justice makes this a match made in heaven. Emma loves a good book, travelling and hanging at the beach with her little crew.

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