Madden Grove and Stawell Street are surely happy to have Serotonin Eatery as their corner café. Within walking distance of Burnley suburbia, the plant-based eatery is all about the #healthspo community that it sits inconspicuously within.
Basically, Serotonin wants you to feel happy and healthy by releasing the chemical serotonin, which stimulates neuron function in the human body. To do this, the team have developed a plant-based breakfast and lunch menu, serving produce in its most natural state. The popular Nutrition Bomb is a generous bowl of colourful vegetables topped with house-made hummus and the Happy Zucchini Linguine makes you question your relationship with classic pasta. The seasonal dessert menu crafts raw varieties of classic candy bars including Snickers, Cherry Ripe and Bounty.
If you’re not in a chocolatey mood, which is apparently possible, try the Raw Carrot Cake with remorse-free cashew cream. The assortment of healthy hydration options such as smiley face dusted organic lattes, fresh juices and smoothies also work to promote the eatery’s clean principles.
The theme of happiness is well reflected in the interior. You’ll see bright colours, shiny gold cutlery and a plethora of seating options. The swing chairs, in particular, unleash the inner school kid. They are things of wonderment that transport you back to the playground as you sip on a caffeine-free latte. As with the swings in the playground, they are in high demand.
It’s a definite regular for locals interested in organic and raw food. While a health-based and meat-free menu isn’t for everyone, healthy spins on favourite dishes allow Serotonin Eatery to cater for all types of eaters. What differentiates this café from the health pack is that it pushes the envelope on how we think about and create healthy food – and that’s worth stopping past for.
In a sentence: Not for all, but a haven for some
Verdict: Would go back
Words & Images by Tiffany Potashnyk