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Published May 14th 2014
Come and veg out at this cool, organic cafe
Drop in for your "Fundies Fix"
First up, let's just establish that Fundies is not just for vegetarians. On a recent visit to this cafe I enjoyed a lovely morning tea but my eyes kept wandering to their breakfast menu which looks scrumptious. That'll be my next visit. On this occasion I gleefully devoured a cute little lemon polenta cake and washed it down with Chai tea - made just the way it should be and served with honey on the side.
Lemon polenta cake - a tasty little morsel
The service here was great. Very friendly waitstaff took care of our orders and we didn't have to wait long for our "Fundie Fix." This cafe is open at 7.30am, 7 days a week so if you're an early walker or just passing by, maybe you should check out the breakfast menu. If you're doing a spot of shopping along this strip of Paddington, I'm sure lunch would be equally as tempting, with Fundies providing high quality, organic choices.
Chai tea complete with organic honey
Once you've refueled, why not take a browse around the store whilst you're there? If you have questions about any of the products, qualified Naturopaths are on hand to assist you. The range of products is vast, including: fresh fruit and veg, skincare products, vitamins and supplements, pure essential oils, cooking oils, tofu, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cereals, cheeses etc. When it comes to milk there's also a good range which includes my favourite - Scenic Rim 4REAL milk.
Browse through the store when you're finished at the cafe
To make life even easier, online shopping is also available. You can also become a "Friend of Fundies" and your membership will entitle you to online and in-store specials. You will also receive a 15% discount on "Friends Day", which is the first Tuesday of each month. For more details, see the website.
Fundies (then known as Fundamental Food Store) was first established in Lismore) in 1979 and is now one of Australia's leading retailers of natural and organic foods. The Paddington store opened in 1998 and has become an iconic business in the busy hub of this inner city suburb.
Next time you're meeting a friend for coffee, breakfast or lunch, why not drop in and get your "Fundies Fix" at the Fundies Wholefood Cafe?