I am a freelance writer living in Manly. I enjoy writing reviews for Weekend Notes.
I enjoy the outdoors and anything to do with the water. My interests are travel, Live Theatre,The Ballet and Restaurants that serve delicious innovative food.
Published September 19th 2016
Ora restaurant serves food is nourishing and satisying
Ora restaurant, situated in Whistler St, Manly, has become a favourite of mine. I am a local and a bit of a foodie and am always on the lookout for restaurants and cafes in the area that serve up innovative, delicious food.
I have been there several times and for brunch one day I had a delicious dish called winter crumble. This consisted of carrots, apples, oats and spices baked in a coco hazelnut crumble. This was served with almond milk and maple syrup, and an added dollop of yogurt.
For lunch last week I joined a girl friend for lunch and we each enjoyed a delicious healthy meal. My friend choose the Ora Bowl, which is a bowl of greens coloured with vegetables and fermented dips. A choice of advocado, chicken or haloumi can be added if desired and the dish can be dairy and gluten free.
My choice was the Chicken Mexicano, which was flavoursome and quite filling; a great dish. The chicken is slowly cooked in broth, sauteed with spices peppers and tomatoes, and served on a chickpea wrap. Also added are salad leaves, coriander and kraut. Again this dish can be gluten and dairy free.
As you will see from the photos below there is lots of information about the nutritional value of the food they serve written on the walls of Ora. This makes a colourful display which is informative and attractive. They use fermentation methods in their cooking, which are very good for the proper digestion of food.
There are also lots of other healthy cold drinks to choose, from smoothies to fresh juices and fermented health drinks.
If you are in Manly drop in to Ora and have a healthy lunch or snack and take a lovely walk along the beachfront. You will not be disappointed. It's a great place to relax with a meal or just to read a paper over a cup of coffee.
Ora is a health cafe which is inspirational in the care they take to make your dining experience unique, using only the healthiest ingredients, which are mainly organic. There is an ethical philosophy in the way they cook their food and deliver it to your table.