Why: Well-thought out, innovative dishes, with your health at the forefront of their creation. If you're in the mood for healthful, nourishing food, served in a modern, spacious setting with both indoor and outdoor options, you can do no better than Alkalizer. Located in the heart of Campbelltown, Alkalizer Wellness Cafe is changing you for the better, inside out.
When: Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, for Breakfast, Lunch and everything in between.
Known For: Injecting some serious feel-good vibes in Campbelltown's casual dining scene
Where: Set back from the main street, away from the traffic, nestled in front of the Council building, sits Alkalizer Cafe, one of the most exciting eateries in Campbelltown, let alone Sydney. You may have walked past many times before without knowing it.
Welcome to Alkalizer: On arrival, owner, Shefali, welcomes you with her infectious smile and energy. You instantly ease into the friendly and relaxed vibe on offer and begin to ponder the menu.
What's in a Name? A nod to the alkaline water they use in their creations (Their coffee is just better because of the low acidity). An alkaline body is a balanced body, and Alkalizer aims to promote balance in your life though a nourishing menu. 500 ml bottles of their alkaline water are $2.50 with any food order with 100 % of the proceeds of bottled water sold going to the SPS Foundation to support food & education of visually impaired children. Giving back to the community is what Alkalizer is all about.
About: Alkalizer's philosophy is to spread positivity by balancing, nourishing, renewing and energising their customers through a holistic food and beverage experience. It's all about positive energy, wellness and self-care. The founding owners have had over ten years in the hospitality industry and saw the need for an eatery that provided its customers with a space they could feel more connected, whilst enjoying fresh and wholesome food and beverages.
Refresh: Alkalizer offers an energised drinks list full of innovative concoctions, served by very competent staff, with smiles in plentiful supply. From the rejuvenating Hydrator - A delightfully refreshing coconut water infused with cucumber, lime, lemon and mint (Regular $5.50/Large $6.50) to the healthful sounding Detoxifier - spinach, apple, pear, pineapple, blended with Alkalizer water and topped with chia seeds (Regular $7.50/Large $8.50). Also available, a pleasing array of loose-leaf teas, including Earl Grey Blue Flower, White Peony, Japanese Genmaicha, Black Dragon Tea, Green Tea with lime & coconut and Citrus Carousel, each perfectly refreshing, presented in a personal teapot, with a sand hourglass timer, set to ensure your tea is steeped to perfection before you pour. Pre-packaged teas are available to enjoy and take home too.
Nourish: There's plenty on offer, so be sure to take your time with the menu. Some breakfast favourites are the Pitaya/Coconut/Acai Bowl (VG) ($14.50) Pure Pitaya / coconut / Acai blended with banana topped with seasonal fruit, house granola, pepita seeds, raw cacao, goji berries & toasted coconut or the Alkalizer Breakfast Board (V, VG, GF Option) ($22.50) Eggs your way, grilled haloumi, hash brown, whole field mushroom roasted with fennel, house made cannellini beans with grilled pumpkin, grilled herbed tomato, sauteed spinach, half avocado filled with quinoa, sourdough with avo spread, tomato chutney, baby beetroot, mixed greens with lemon thyme, topped with snow pea sprouts, carrot noodles, alfalfa sprouts micro greens, mixed radish & house saffron reduction. Add crispy bacon or grilled chicken $4.00 / polenta – vegan choice $4.00 / GF $2.00
Holistic food that nourishes your body: Alkalizer waffles with fresh fruit, Alkalizer's omelette pan with sourdough and Slow-roasted field mushrooms on sourdough
I find the best way to order is to ask owner Shefali what she recommends. This is how, one lunchtime visit, I found out about the Alkalizer Sizzling Green Veg (V, VG) ($19.95) Vietnamese spinach, broccolini, choy sum, steamed rice with sesame seed oil with Alkalizer salad snow pea sprouts, carrot noodles, alfalfa, microgreens with house saffron reduction.
Or, if you're looking for a seafood fix, the pistachio crusted oven baked Barramundi ($25.90) with garden vegetables, water cress, quinoa, lemon orange sauce topped with Alkalizer salad snow pea sprouts, carrot noodles, alfalfa, microgreens with house saffron reduction is sure to sort you out.
Menu prices very reasonable, so feel free to order a few extra items, like the super crunchy sweet potato chips with sauce - $8.00, because why not?
Beautifully presented, colourful meals. Pictured: Pistachio crusted Barramundi, Sizzling Green Veg and Crunchy Sweet Potato Chips
There's also a great range of burgers if that's what you prefer, such as the Brekky Burger ($15.50) with chargrilled double bacon double egg, lettuce, tomato on brioche with a side of Alkalizer salad or the Veggie Dream burger (V, VG, GF Option) ($19.90) House made patty with chick peas, sweet potato, pumpkin, potato, secret spices, tomato chutney, cos lettuce, cucumber, tomato on soft brioche served with Alkalizer salad.
All meals are created in such a way that if you are vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free, nearly all dishes can be easily altered to suit, without any fuss. These veggie meals easily rival the meat dishes, so no matter what you eat, you will be looked after and impressed.
Kids: The kid's menu is sure to please with toasties ($8.50), Yogi Bear fruit pots with natural pot-set yoghurt ($7.50), banana bread fingers ($4.95) and classic milkshakes ($5.00) to name a few.
Just Desserts: After your meal, or with a mid-morning coffee, enjoy a sweet treat from their extensive and decadent pastry and cake range, with something for everyone.
#hashtagsbytheminute: Get your social media on - Every meal is carefully thought out by way of vibrant colour and unique texture, making every visit an enjoyable and memorable affair. Don't forget to tag @thealkalizer in your amazing pics and check in on Facebook #prettyfood #nourish #replenish
Try the Hydrator - Coconut Water Infused with Cucumber, Lime, Lemon and Mint
Catering: Ask them about their catering services for your next big event. They use locally sourced ingredients to create delights such as their plank stations, which are beautifully presented on solid oak boards, with vintage china, glasses and saucers and paper lined bamboo baskets giving a feel of abundance of sweet, sour, crunchy and crispy.
High Chairs: High chairs are available, so bring your little ones along for the experience.
Live Music and Special Menus: Special occasions like Mother's Day and Father's Day are so much fun at Alkalizer. Mum and Dad are looked after like the King or Queen they are.
Fan Club: Because they're not such a hidden gem anymore, with raving fans all over the area and beyond, they have a fan club you can join. Enjoy member-only specials and gifts including free coffees, 2-for-1 vouchers, Happy Hours and more.
Hot Tip: Start with a Turmeric Latte, one of Alkalizer's stand outs.
The Turmeric Latte...A quick snap before it disappears!
A caring, holistic, energising, balanced and memorable experience not to be missed. A much-needed diversification of Campbelltown's dining scene, and it's a buzzing success.