[invite] Bianca: A whole cafe dedicated to the delightful peanut spread? Shiver me timbers!! When I got wind of this recent opening late last year the excitement was very real! Peanut Butter Bar opened at the end of 2017 with a focus on healthy and not so healthy treats. I’m going to be honest, I was sceptical at first. Healthy Peanut butter based treats? Protein pancakes? I was concerned!
In my house, we’re staunch Pics fans, so much so, it’s normal for my mum to pick up 4 jars at a time when they’re on special. Here they use LA-based Buff Bake, a high protein, natural nut butter brand. As well as Skippys, slightly saltier but equally delicious.
There’s something for everyone, cheat cakes, healthy cakes, vegan cakes, high protein ice-cream, high protein pancakes. The most difficult decision you’ll make is what to order.
Of course, I was going to order the pancakes… The Peanut Butter Banana protein pancakes -w/protein gelato $16.50. Deespite my initial reservations, this was one of our favourites. The pancakes were light and fluffy, with slices of banana between each pancake. The protein gelato was a great addition to add some creaminess. And the melted peanut butter on the side allows you to control just how much of a ‘peanut’ hit you’d like.
The Red Velvet Brownie -w/ protein gelato $16.50 was a stand-out for Alex. Served piping hot, scoop gloriously into the unctuous gooey brownie and you’ll be rewarded with a sweet fluffy cake-like treat.
I was far more taken with the Salted Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookie -w/protein gelato $16.50. Another favourite, I loved the varying textures. The warm crispy/soft cookie, lava-like melted peanut butter and the creaminess from the cold gelato. This ticked all the boxes for me and I could have easily continued to scoop at it.
The Cakes fell a little flat for the three of us, we sampled the Peanut Butter Cheesecake $8.95 (pictured below) , the Vegan Berry Cashew Cheesecake $9.95 and the Peanut Butter and Ricotta Cake.
Some very strong dishes here and quite a bit more we didn’t get around to trying. Indulgent Wellness is their tag-line and I respect their ethos that healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Providing you’re balancing your calorie intake with exercise there is no reason why you can’t indulge yourself.
Photos by Alex
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Peanut Butter Bar.