Back & Forth – Castlecrag as posted on Well Fed friends

There is no good day without a good breakfast. PERIOD. And wow did we have a good day today after indulging in a delicious breakfast from our newest local, Back & Forth!




When a fresh new cafe, serving Gabriel Coffee, deconstructed Acai bowls, Roast Sweet Potato Hash’s, and “Life Changing Seeded Loaf” for breakfast, you are under a strict obligation to get yourself there on their opening weekend!

The Back & Forth menu definitely leans towards a healthy and nutritious offering, with a plentiful amount of Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free and Dairy Free options. Saying that, those seeking a little more of a treat would not be disappointed with offerings such as the Bacon and Egg Roll with Crispy Bacon, Jack Cheese & BBQ Sauce ($12) (with the option to be “pimped up” with a Sweet Potato Hash (+$3), and the Buckwheat Waffle with Fresh Banana, Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Pecans ($17).


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Our breakfast spread


After indulging in a few too many beverages and food on Saturday night, we decided to opt for a wholesome and nutritious Sunday morning feast, including the Deconstructed Acai Bowl with Hippie Lane RAWnola and Fresh Fruit and a Green Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Broccoli, Asparagus, Salsa Verde, Soft Boiled Eggs and Quinoa (…we definitely added Bacon (+$4).


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Deconstructed acai bowl ($17)


After seeing the Deconstructed Acai Bowl across social media throughout the week we instantly flagged it as a must order. To be honest, there was a small hint of doubt in our minds about deconstructing something that was pure perfection in its “constructed” form, however Back & Forth took to the challenge and knocked it out of the park! The plate of goodness was sweet, yet not overwhelmingly so, and it had the perfect balance of crunch from the RAWnola, and softness from the Acai, blueberries, banana, kiwi fruit and cloud like freeze dried raspberries. We have no doubt we will be having what we like to call “pregnant cravings” for this dish!




To fulfil our savoury cravings, and in the hope to reverse some damage done to our bodies the night prior, we opted for the Green Bowl – dairy free, refined sugar free and gluten free – full of kale, avocado, broccoli, asparagus, salsa verde, egg and quinoa. How they make a dish so full of nutricious, cleansing and wholesome food taste so damn delicious is beyond us. All we know is that when we know our bodies need a little repairing assistance, or when we feel like a wholesome, healthy breakfast, we will be knocking on Back & Forth’s door!

A highly recommended local cafe for any North Shore dwellers, or even those seeking a little adventure outside of their neighbourhood 🙂

– C

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