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Fresh Healthy Eating Cafe

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
Read. Write. Run.
Published August 8th 2013
Raw juices made fresh
Happening upon a cafe is always fun, and that is exactly what happened on a recent trip to London. Fresh Healthy Eating Cafe seemed to appear out of nowhere, and I was delighted what I found inside.

Fresh Healthy Eating Cafe, vegan, vegetarian, juicing, juices, healthy
Fresh Healthy Eating Cafe

It's not one of those pretentious let's pretend we're 'high on life' cafe's with achingly good looking staff whose smiles make you buy anything, but whose energy is rather sickly. It had none of that.

Down one of the side roads off Carnaby Street Healthy Eating Cafe sits unceremoniously, quiet even, keeping to itself. The food and bright decor attracts customers, so they don't have to be frighteningly loud, supple young things behind the counter. Instead, when I went in for a juice, I met a middle aged man who explained the juices were on the wall and what salads were available that day.

And that's all I want. Most of the time it's not about over the top customer service, but maintaining a clear and polite manner.

While the staff member got on with whatever he was doing in silence behind the counter, I had time to peruse the extensive juice and smoothie list on the back wall.

Fresh Healthy Eating Cafe, vegan, vegetarian, juicing, juices, healthy
Juice menu

At Healthy Eating Cafe they use masticating juicers to produce their drinks. Not many juice bars use these because they require more effort; you must chop everything to size so it fits through the tube. But the end results are worth it. Masticating juicers work at a slow rate to ensure the enzymes of the fruit and vegetables stay in tact - the heat from a fast motor kills the enzymes, thus producing 'dead' juice, with a masticating juicer, the juice is quite literally 'alive'.

For the above reason alone Healthy Eating Cafe gets my vote, but if you're hungry for something else, tea, coffee, and home-made frozen yoghurt is also available, as well as a mixture of whole foods - hemp seeds, nuts, wheatgrass, clif and nakd bars.

Fresh Healthy Eating Cafe, vegan, vegetarian, juicing, juices, healthy
The counter

Prices start from as little as 3.20 for vegetarian paninis, and rise to 3.80 for wraps and sandwiches on ciabatta bread.

It's more than the average juice bar cafe because all food and drinks are cooked on site, and even though I visited on a Wednesday morning (10am) there were already a queue of people ready and waiting. the staff knew some of the customers by name and asked if they would like their 'regular' order. If that's not the sign of a successful cafe, then my name is Jimbob.
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Why? For raw living delights
When: 8:00am - 10:00pm Monday - Sunday
Phone: 0207 494 9539
Where: 51 Lexington Street W1F 9AR
Cost: Juices start from 3.50
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