THE CAFE

111 BRIDGE STREET, NELSON

the place where the theory becomes a reality


EXPERIENCE THE CAFE

OPENING HOURS: Weekdays 7:30am-4pm, Saturday 8am-2pm


THE KITCHEN café offers a comfortable and relaxed environment where you can connect with friends and do business at your leisure. The décor is simple just like the ingredients, with enough greenery to remind you the importance of our natural surroundings. Our staff will assist you in understanding the value of food and the benefits of natural ingredients so you can experience the best of wholefoods eating.

To make positive changes to your health you don’t need to feel restricted in what you eat. We believe the easiest way to is to add positive foods and practices to your lifestyle. There can be a perception that to be healthy means we must punish our body with a restrictive diet and miss out on all the good stuff, when in fact it should be the complete opposite!

Our café offers free high speed wifi, you can make group bookings for breakfast and lunch and we can even deliver to Nelson central if needed. Our venue is also available for functions so contact us for further information.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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MENU

BREAKFAST (before 11am + sat)

acai smoothie bowl (GF V)

raspberry, banana, kiwifruit, goji berry, topped w granola, sliced almonds & coconut 

w housemade organic almond mylk 

 

raw paleo granola (GF DF V RAW)

w nuts, seeds, dehydrated fruit, housemade organic almond mylk and coconut yoghurt 

 

housemade baked beans (DF V VEGAN)

on german rye sourdough or housemade paleo bread

 

vegan banana waffles (GF DF V VEGAN)

w coconut yogurt & pure canadian maple 

 

1 or 2 eggs on sourdough or housemade paleo toast (DF V)

poached or scrambled free range eggs

  

THE KITCHEN breakfast (DF V GF)

two poached or scrambled free range eggs, baked beans, smashed peas, creamy mushrooms, on german rye sourdough or housemade paleo bread

 

extras

free range bacon /  smoked salmon

 

  

LUNCH (11am-2pm)

acai smoothie bowl (GF V)

raspberry, banana, kiwifruit, goji berry, topped w granola, sliced almonds & coconut 

w housemade organic almond mylk 

 

soup / stew / bone broth of the day

w soughdough or housemade paleo roll

 

homemade kumara chips (GF DF V)

cooked in coconut oil w housemade turmeric aioli & seasonal chutney 

  

paleo open sandwich (GF DF PALEO)

w free range bacon, greens, guacamole & housemade aoli on paleo bun w added kumara chips

 

veggie burger (GF DF V PALEO VEGAN)

beetroot & black bean pattie w greens, sundried tomato vegan cheese, guacamole w housemade seasonal relish on housemade paleo bun w added kumara chips

 

THE KITCHEN paleo burger (GF DF)

nz prime beef mince pattie, w free range bacon, caramelised onion, greens, housemade seasonal relish on housemade paleo bun w added kumara chips 

 

thai red curry (GF DF V PALEO VEGAN)

w fresh garlic & ginger, seasonal veges on organic black bean noodles 

w optional smoked salmon or pulled lamb

 

 

 

GF – gluten free DF – dairy free V - vegetarian RSF – refined sugar free

 

despite our best efforts, we cannot completely guarantee allergy free food

 

please order at the counter

FOOD

THERE ARE FOUR KEY FOOD GROUPS THAT WE FOCUS ON INCLUDING IN OUR MENU TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF BETTER PERSONAL HEALTH:

  1. Good Fats (shock horror, Fat!) including avocado and coconut oil.
  2. Complex Carbohydrates (I know- CARBS!)- these are peas, beans and vegetables.
  3. Good quality plant based proteins (don’t worry you don’t have to go full vego) but aim to include things such as lentils, seeds, nuts and quinoa.
  4. Eat the rainbow (no not skittles!) we mean having a great variety of fruit and vegetables in your diet.

At the same time we strive to reduce and where possible eliminate; wheat and refined grains, sugar, processed and refined foods and dairy products. Check out our blog for more information on topics such as:

  • Wholefoods
  • Seasonal Foods
  • Organic Foods
  • Super Foods
  • Fermenting
  • Aloe, Vegetarian and Vegan
  • and more...

    COFFEE

    KOKAKO ORGANIC COFFEE

    Coffee has a long and rich history in discovery and development which now reaches across the globe and has an impact in most societies. It can be a very personal drink with many permutations available, providing a great excuse to meet with someone over a cup-of-joe!

    THE KITCHEN is proud to partner with Kokako Organic Coffee as the preferred supplier of all things coffee. This includes equipment, house blend and single origin coffee beans, and specialty cold brew. Apart from the outstanding coffee produced by Kokako, they were selected in collaboration due to their unwavering drive to be the best and partner with the best.

    Our baristas are closely aligned with the Kokako operations, being able to tap into internationally recognised expertise which means as a customer you can be assured of a consistently high quality coffee experience every time. For those with an inner ‘coffee-geek’ there is plenty of opportunity to learn the intricacies of coffee and tap into knowledge and innovation from the best in the game. Visit kokako.co.nz to find out how coffee can be sustainable, fair-trade and organic, and how the bean can be tracked from source to cup.

    An exiting addition to the menu is our own ‘fat black’ coffee. Ask our baristas what makes it an exceptional drink for taste and health.

    JUICES

    Juicing is a great way to get micronutrients into the body fast! Our busy lifestyle often leaves little room for large volumes of fresh and seasonal produce to be consumed with food preparation time being scarce. Juicing, when done right, can provide the body with a super amount of essential nutrients. Cold press juicing allows the fruit and vegetable’s most nutrient dense qualities to be extracted safely without damaging the plant cells. Traditional juicing methods such as centrifugal methods result in damaged plant cells and oxidisation within minutes with the exposed free radicals being potentially very damaging. Juicing enables the body to rest the digestive system while still providing all the building blocks of a nourished body.

    At THE KITCHEN our cold press juices have been specifically designed to give you a boost of micro-nutrients that can be enjoyed on their own as a snack or with a meal or used in a specifically designed fast or juice programme.

    “During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juices while fasting. I have supervised many fasts and made extensive tests of fasting patients, and I am convinced that drinking alkaline-forming fruit and vegetable juices instead of water, during fasting, will increase the healing effect of fasting. Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart. Juice fasting is the best form of fasting” Dr Ragnar Berg, Nobel Prize Winner, one of the world’s greatest food scientists.

    Following 30 years of regular fasting, here is a simple one day fast to start: 

    On waking Drink or sip one glass of warm water, with 1-2 tablespoons of pure inner-gel aloe vera juice, 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You can have any amount of each of these, or only one, or just plain water – whatever you like!

    Gently exercise Walk, run, skip, swim — whatever is your thing, but get your heart beating for at least 40 minutes. Warm down and gently stretch afterwards.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner A freshly made vegetable juice based around local seasonal vegetables. Go green as much as you can. My favourite ingredients are celery, cucumber, kale, leafy greens and rounded out with beetroot, carrot and some herbs like ginger. You can add powdered green superfoods if you like (spirulina).

    In-between meal-times Brush your teeth and sip on pure water or pure herbal teas as desired.

    *NOTE: Take no fizzy drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, alcohol, coffee or black tea. Repeat for as many days as you like, but remember, I always recommend starting with just one day for your first fast.

    For more on fasting, go to www.exceptionalhealth.com or pick up my book on fasting; Eat Less, Live Long.

    “Due to the effects of fasting, a fast can help you heal with greater speed; cleanse your liver, kidneys, and colon; purify your blood; help you lose excess weight and water; flush out toxins; clear the eyes and tongue; and cleanse the breath” Dr James F. Balch, MD, Prescription for Nutritional Healing

    Written by Jason Shon Bennett from ExceptionalHealth.com ® & ©Jason is regarded as a guru on diet, lifestyle and environment and teaches the use of fasting as a means of resting the body. Cold press juice is the best way to give the body necessary nutrients during a fast.

    If you are interested in a longer juice cleanse for a fuller restart, detox or weight loss please contact us to arrange for a personalised programme.

    COLD PRESS JUICE

    clean green full of good greens with no added fruit (fructose free)

    fruit juice a selection of 3-5 seasonal fruits. A real hit with kids

    full force red beetroot based with freshness from lime/fennel and other greens

    ginger ninja carrots, ginger, lemon, turmeric root and orange

    kung flu fighter your lemon, honey, ginger kick 


    Check out our blog for more information on cold press juice and juicing.

    SMOOTHIES

    Smoothies are a tasty way to feed your body with essential micronutrients, and provide loads of options to use your food as medicine. Micronutrients are the building blocks of cells in our body, and are rapidly absorbed for instant satisfaction. Combining healthy fats, and wholefoods rounds out a balanced meal, snack, or very satisfying drink. Our smoothies are developed by a Naturopath with specific intentions for each individual one. They are packed full of superfood greatness and to give your smoothie an extra kick of medicinal magic, add one of our Earth Bombs for extra immunity, energy, digestive health or detox.

     

    SMOOTHIES

    500ml

    super green machine

    coconut water, avocado, kale, baby spinach, banana, dates, cinnamon, chia and flax seeds packed with micronutrients, this satisfies hunger and gets the fussy eaters tick of approval (kids)

    choco banana dream

    dairy, almond or coconut milk, raw cacao, banana, dates simple yet healthy combination for the whole family, minus the guilt

    salted caramel

    dairy, almond or coconut, dates, cashews, banana, pure maple syrup, vanilla pod and a touch of himalayan salt anti-inflammatory blend with some extra minerals from himalayan salt

    cacao coffee brew

    dairy, almond or coconut milk, cold brew, raw cacao, dates, banana, vanilla bean, coconut yoghurt a sweet burst of energy, calming effect on the digestive system, and mental stimulant without the acidity of your average coffee

    salted caramel

    dairy, almond or coconut milk , dates, cashews, banana, dates, pure maple syrup, vanilla pod and a touch of himalayan salt anti-inflammatory blend with some extra minerals from himalayan salt 

    chia & digestive earth bomb

    your favourite chia drink, dairy, almond or coconut milk, banana, dates, THE KITCHEN digestive earth bomb (see blog for more info) digestive super drink packed with protein and nutrients

    extras

    coconut oil       good green stuff       RAW organic pea protein

    housemade almond nut butter       rose water       ghee       maca

    THE KITCHEN earth bombs – immunity    digestion    energy    detox

    base options 

    housemade almond mylk       coconut mylk       

    coconut water       oaklands non-homogenised dairy milk

     

    For more information on specific recipes and ingredient benefits, check out our blog.

    WATER

    We all know that water is essential for our body and we should probably all drink more than we do. A lack of water can result in headaches, insomnia, lack of energy, an array of skin conditions, constipation, muscle cramps, lowered immunity, altered hormones, sweet cravings, altered mood states, and dull lifeless hair, to name a few.  Water is called the universal solvent because it can dissolve more chemicals than any other liquid.  This means that water can potentially be the most chemically-laden thing that we consume, and considering we need so much of it, we should also be aware of what else its carrying.

    Our filtered water removes harmful chlorine and some of the heavy metals that are not helpful to our body.  Filtering water results in improved taste, enhanced absorption of water, and a healthier digestive system. 

    'LIVE WATER'

    Pure water has a neutral pH7. THE KITCHEN also has alkalised or ‘live water’ which offers a pH 9-9.5. This helps to neutralise acidity buildup in the body, assists detox of cells and encourages more oxygen at cellular level.  This special water is also 'micro-cluster' water. This means that it is able to reach deeper into the tissues of your body and by that hydrates more effectively.  Essential bio-minerals and trace elements are added to the water, along with infared treatment, resulting in delicious water that neutralises free radicals.  There are many benefits to drinking ‘live water’ and we believe you will notice a large difference in drinking it – take a look at our suppliers website for more information and to order your own personal filter (www.ionza.co.nz).