There's a lot of conflicting information when it comes to health. It seems like every month a new diet, ingredient or philosophy comes along, claiming to be better than all the rest. We don't have the answers. What we do have is a list of cafes where health is always kept front of mind. At these spots, fresh fruit, veggies and other unprocessed ingredients are the stars. In other words, food everyone can agree is good for you.

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Terror Twilight

Start with a chicken or shitake-and-miso broth, then pick-and-mix sides such as bok choy, enoki mushrooms, bean shoots, Thai basil and miso-glazed eggplants.

11-13 Johnston Street, Collingwood

The Beatt

Take a yoga, pilates or meditation class and finish with a healthy meal at the on-site cafe.

24 Beatty Avenue, Armadale

Hunters Harvest

At this healthy cafe from a former boxing world champion – choose from a cup of coffee or broth.

1/92 Charles Street, Seddon

Matcha Mylkbar

All about that antioxidant-rich green tea.

72 Acland Street, St Kilda

Cornerstone of Northcote

Superfoods, charcoal “lemonaid”, probiotic sodas and nutrient-rich salad bowls are the game at this family-friendly cafe.

8 57 Victoria Road, Northcote

Market on Malvern

Move from massage to meal at this cafe-clinic hybrid.

388 Malvern Road, Prahran

Holy Bowly

A healthy cafe with an eye on current trends.

531 Hampton Street, Hampton

SOS Cafe (Save Our Souls)

Get a fix of vitamin D along with all the other important nutrients.

5/177 Toorak Road, South Yarra

1809

The fourth cafe from the man behind Sardi and Muharam.

34 Willow Avenue, Glen Waverley

Trei Cafe

Where health fanatics and sweet tooths are catered for equally.

232 Blackburn Road, Glen Waverley

Nutrition Bar

Takeaway for the post-gym crowd.

121 Swan Street, Richmond

Fourth Chapter

All about balance.

385 High Street, Prahran

Nutrition 6

Healthy, balanced eating without the faddish extremes.

6 Thompson Street, Frankston

Urban Projuice Wholefood Cafe and Juice Bar

Exceed your nutritional needs.

315 Montague Street , Albert Park

Little Sunflower Cafe

Healing, vitality and longevity.

15 Ormond Road, Elwood

Happy Place

Lola Berry's stall at South Melbourne Market.

Stall 56 South Melbourne Market, Corner of Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

Combi Coffee

There's nothing quite like this raw caramel slice.

Shop 1 140 Ormond Road, Elwood

Serotonin Eatery

Making you happier, one bite at a time.

52 Madden Grove, Burnley

Green Cup

Blending all the good stuff together.

593 Chapel Street , South Yarra

Tofu Shop International

Making its own tofu since 1982.

78 Bridge Road, Richmond

Patch Cafe

A patch of paleo in Richmond.

Studio Nine 32 Bendigo Street, Richmond

Vegie Bar

Your five-a-day sorted.

380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Moroccan Soup Bar

Wholesome vegetarian food straight from the bazaar.

183 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

Monk Bodhi Dharma

A hidden brick cubby house serving up raw, veggie delights.

Rear 202 Carlisle Street, Balaclava

Admiral Cheng-Ho

Monk Bodhi Dharma's intolerance-friendly northside sister.

325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Bayano the Rebel

Vegan food and superb coffee from the team at Monk Bodhi Dharma and Admiral Cheng-Ho.

41 Ellis Street, South Yarra

Walk Don't Run

Mindful eating from the boys behind Merchants Guild.

17 Morey Street, Armadale

Little Big Sugar Salt

Sweet or savoury, to share or not.

385 Victoria Street, Abbotsford

Shoku Iku

Raw to the core.

120 High Street, Northcote

Yong Green Food

Turning household favourites into raw delights.

421-423 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Heal.Thy Self Co.

Started as a blog. Now it's here.

26 Ballarat Street, Yarraville

Laneway Greens

Elaborate salads with attention to detail.

2 242 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Sardi

As healthy or unhealthy as you need it to be.

111 Church Street, Hawthorn