The girls who brought you Happy Little Dumplings then brought Brisbane Coco Bliss. And wow they have taken Brisbane by storm! I must admit to being a regular diner at both the South Bank and Bulimba stores so my review will reflect multiple experiences…and let’s be honest a whole lot more to come.
The reason you go to Cocobliss is for a smoothie or a bowl. I have not ventured into the unknown of raw slices and savoury options at Coco Bliss but have stuck to the Acai Bowl menu. What I like about Coco Bliss is that the bases of the acai are different not just the toppings.
My all time favourite (pictured below) is the Cherry Ripe Bowl $13 but I a sorry girls those chocolate buckinis are just way too much for breakfast so I have to be a pain and opt for the plain activated buckinis (check out my post as to what buckinis are).
I am also a fan of the Green Smoothie Bowl (no pics I’m afraid) I love the green smoothie base and it’s nice to opt for a change to acai bowls.
Addy’s favourite it is the Bounty Bowl topped with Chocolate coyo, cacao nibs and banana – plus she adds extra kiwi fruit! (Below on the right)
Although I am yet to try Coco Bliss’ new winter menu featuring warm Bircher Muesli and the Strwberries and Cream Protein Bowl which look amazing!
There are way too many smoothies on the menu (but seriously cut it back a bit). My favourite smoothie would have to bet the Chocolate Peanute Butter Smoothie made on Coconut Milk it is the best post workout fuel! Also the Green Smoothie made on Coconut Water is a great summer cool down!
I love Coco Bliss and keep going back although unfortunately customer service is a big downfall of theirs. I don’t see much difference between either store but the attendants are stressed, frantic and if not unenthusiastic. I understand acai takes longer than a coffee to make but sometimes the wait is far too long. The Bulimba store is more popular than South Bank but I feel it is inadequately equipped in processes, staff and machinery to keep up with demand. A few simple changes would really help.
Nundah is a bit too far out of my way but I am sure I will be in the area soon and check it out.
Whilst Bulimba is a great location for a superfood bar I think that Coco Bliss has chosen the complete wrong spot! Parking is an issue and the layout of the cafe really doesn’t work. The long bar seating area could be better utilised.
South Bank is more of a grab and go with not much seating again in an odd shaped lot. Personally, I like the Barista to be near the customers so they can interact and improve customer service whereas at South Bank they are tucked away.
The Verdict: well this is a tough one, I keep going back to Coco Bliss for their yummy bowls and smoothies but on paper I really don’t see why I am. Both locations need to pick up their act on service but all of this can be improved with a few easy fixes. Overall 7.5/10