Life with kids in St George
The Shack at Monterey is your one stop shop for organic whole foods in St George. Along with a rustic interior, organic fruit and veg market, raw vegan desserts and delicious healthy menu, there's also a spacious exterior featuring a chalk board, chicken coup and grassed garden area for the kids to run around! WIN!!
June 2016: How exciting - you no longer need head to Bondi in search of a delicious raw vegan dessert - you can now find one right here in St George at The Shack Organic Wholefoods Market in Monterey!
I'm not sure what I was more excited about when I learnt about The Shack, the organic whole foods menu OR the fact they had a garden with a chicken coup and blackboard to keep the kids entertained. Unfortunately on the day we visited it was wet, wet, wet, so we weren't able to explore the garden or visit the chickens. However Mr 3 did get to enjoy an organic banana 'kid's world' milkshake, carob bliss ball and some raspberry coconut yoghurt to finish off - so let's just say he didn't leave disappointed.
The interior of the cafe is split between a large communal table for dining and the market area which sells organic bread, fruit and vegetables, pantry essentials plus more. Despite being a very miserable Sunday when we visited, the cafe was still busy and clearly popular with the locals.
The menu features delicious healthy items like the Acai bowl, chia pudding and coconut yoghurt through to organic eggs, salads and burgers. The extensive drinks menu features all the usuals plus a few super food smoothies that should provide plenty of energy to help you power through a day with the kids! There's also the mouthwatering selection of raw desserts - whether you're vegan, paleo, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free or all of the above you'll find something to tempt you.
Outside there is a covered area with tables and heaters, and beyond that the gardens, blackboard and chicken coup. We're looking forward to visiting again on a sunny day so we can explore the outdoor area - it sounds perfect for kids!
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