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