It’s 8th of July today. July! How can it be July already? I can’t believe it’s already July. Over half the year has gone already. Why I especially wanted to acknowledge that today is the eighth is because today marks two months in Australia for me! Two whole months in Melbourne. So far so good! I feel like things are slowly coming together and I’m starting to feel settled in even though I still don’t really know where I’ll be living in less than two weeks time. I’m still so incredibly grateful for being here and every day is a learning experience. I love that it’s still all so new and there’s still so much to experience and see. It’s only the beginning.
How good do these acai bowls look in the picture above? I know, I know, quite the foodporn. Before our visit on Friday I had been to Soul Press once before for lunch. I’ve got to say I was really underwhelmed by my visit. I had their Mexican Fiesta Bowl and it was really boring. I think that was probably the first disappointing food experience I’ve had since I’d gotten here. After that I was a bit hesitant to go back. However, my friend Em said the acai bowls are why people go to Soul Press. Determined to prove to me it’s good she decided we’d all go there after feeding the lambs. Hence, why I didn’t have a big breakfast before going, needed to make room for that acai bowl.
It wasn’t perhaps the best weather for a cold smoothie bowl. Especially after being cold from being outdoors for a couple of hours but we had an acai mission to complete and the cold weather wasn’t stopping us. I just copied Em’s order which was the “Bowl with the Lot”, which we then added the peanut butter sauce to and the 1/2 ace ice cream sandwich to. We then decided to share a slice of the sweet potato and turmeric mash on toast with pesto. I also ordered a match latte with almond milk to combat the cold! I probably wouldn’t order it again though. I thought it didn’t taste great. I think it might’ve been the almond milk.
But wow, what a step up the acai bowl was from their Mexican Fiesta Bowl! I suppose it wasn’t too difficult to create something better than that dish (I’m sorry I hate to be harsh but it was true, maybe I had a bad one). That thick creamy delicious acai blend together with all the crunchy toppings was just yum! I didn’t love the bliss ball on top. It was a bit boring but everything else was delicious (that Ice cream sandwich, wow!). It disappeared very quickly and it was a lot of food. Overall, a very good acai bowl. Then the toast arrived and boy, it was delicious. I’d never thought of smashing sweet potato and putting it on toast with pesto but that was incredible. I would definitely have that toast again. It got a thumbs up from all of us.
So yes, Soul Press redeemed themselves with their acai bowls and toast. If you’re going that’s what you should go for. I am tempted to try some of their more foodie dishes to see if any of the others are better. Then of course I’d like to try a couple more of their bowls. So much to get through!