Raw Trader


The raw dessert trend sweeping Melbourne has soared to new heights, with the opening of Raw Trader in the CBD.

The newly opened dessert cafe specialises in decadent sweet treats, minus the guilt. Everything is raw, organic, refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free, with paleo options too.

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Former corporate food technologist and sweet tooth Emily Samyue was so taken by the raw food concept, she turned to making her own. There was no stopping her once her creative juices were unleashed. She ditched her corporate job to bring Raw Trader to life.

Emily says:

I just want to share my passion for healthy food and provide the community with something healthier than what’s there already.

Everything on the menu is made onsite by Emily and members of her family, and only natural sweeteners are used – organic medjool dates, coconut nectar, or maple syrup.

The dessert selection includes a delectable daily rotating range of raw slices, cakes, chocolates and tarts – cherry ripe slice, caramel slice, blueberry and coconut cream slice, bliss balls, and chilli chocolate, to name but a few.

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There’s also breakfast items like chia pudding, protein bars and granola, which can be enjoyed served with your choice of almond milk, soy or organic dairy.

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The drinks menu includes organic coffee, fresh whole fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, milkshakes and raw vegan hot chocolate.

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The tender loving care that’s gone into making each product is evident from the first mouthful – with silky smooth textures and utterly delicious taste – to the lack of that sick post-indulgence feeling we’re so accustomed to.


10 Sutherland Street, Melbourne
Wed to Thurs 7:30am – 8:30pm
Fri 7:30am – 10:00pm
Sat to Sun 10:00am – 10:00pm


Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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