The Ultimate Guide to Acai: All You Need To Know About This Superfood & 16 Places To Get Them In Singapore
If you frequent social networking sites, you’d definitely come across images of supermodels, influencers, celebrities and what-have-you-not posing with bowls of purple goodness, which are none other than pulverised acai berries.
The acai berry looks like a hybrid between a grape and blueberry but packs in way more vitamins, minerals and many other health benefits than the two combined. Chock full of antioxidants, the acai berry is full of fiber and calcium, encouraging a steady blood sugar level amongst many other benefits. With a slew of that many benefits packed into a small berry, it’s no wonder that the acai berry is considered a superfood! It’s also a great treat among the weight-conscious, with a cup of berries coming in at only 70 calories!
Are you tempted to taste of this delicious superfood? We’ve compiled a list of 16 places that sell their variations of the acai berry so that you can fuel yourself to a healthier you!
Source: The Good Boys Cafe
Tucked away in the up-and-coming district of Tai Seng is The Good Boys Cafe and this quaint cafe doesn’t serve up your typical cafe grub. Instead, it does its rendition of healthy cafe food, with customisable protein bowls, breakfast bowls and a slew of different freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.
A definite must-try at the cafe is the TGB Acai Bowl. The acai berries used are sourced from Amazon and the bowl is topped with bananas, peanut butter, raw cacao, maca powder and the cafe’s signature healthy 7 blend comprising toasted granola, a seed medley, toasted coconut shavings, cranberries, kiwis, bananas and strawberry chunks. Served in a rustic wooden heart-shaped bowl, this acai goodness is definitely one for the ‘gram and stomach!
Address: 1 Irving Place, The Commerze Building, #01-26, Singapore 369546
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Beriwell serves up its version of acai in a different way - as a Superswirl! This hybrid between an acai smoothie and soft serve gives an interesting take on the nutritious superfood, giving you all the healthy benefits and helping you stay refreshingly cool in this temperate climate. In fact, Beriwell’s Superswirl is dairy free, gluten free and vegan friendly, making it a great choice for anyone and everyone! Grab your cup of Superswirl and be sure to take a picture in the 40-seater Hawaiian themed cafe, giving you #beachvibes all day long.
Address: 19E East Coast Road, #01-01, Singapore 428746
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Parallel is not your usual coffee joint. Apart from serving the usual brews, this corner shop serves up açai bowls too! They come in two sizes: regular and large, and diners can choose from three different variations - Superstar, Antioxidant, or Amino Bowl. Try the Superstar, a bed of lavender-hued acai base topped with bananas, blueberries, granola, sunflower and chia seeds. With two outlets in the Central Business District - One at Raffles City and the other at One Raffles Place, it’s definitely a pitstop to get your daily dose of freshly brewed coffee and a bowl of nutritious acai!
- 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-68, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
- One Raffles Place, #B1-34, Singapore 048616
- Monday-Friday: 7.30am-9.30pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 9am-9.30pm
One Raffles Place
- Monday-Friday: 7.30am-9.30pm
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Smoof offers delivery services for quick and healthy meals to the health-conscious or those just looking to #eatclean. Choose from a variety of superfoods, pack it into your Smoof cup and have it on the go, whenever, wherever! It’s a quick and easy way to settle your daily meal during the day. Smoof also has a brick and mortar shop where you can get a taste of your chosen fruit and vegetable blend. Apart from that, the brand also offers an interesting pairing of avocado and acai with their Acai Bowl and Avocado Toast set! Enjoy the creamy goodness of avocado on a lightly toasted piece of bread while digging into a bowl of sweet and refreshing acai blend, topped with fresh fruits and nuts.
Address: 182 Cecil St, #02-05, Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547
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Source: Seed and Soil
Seed and Soil has its one and only brick and mortar shop in Tanjong Pagar Plaza. The brand specialises in health foods - the likes of cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls and even overnight oats. With their certified in-house nutritionist Sheeba who has a vast amount of experience both in Eastern and Western countries, you can be assured that you’re in good hands at Seed and Soil!
The acai bowl comes with a generous dollop of blended acai topped with seasonal fruits, coconut flakes and the brand’s signature Superfood Sprinkle, a blend of homemade Rawnola (oats, dates and coconut), pumpkin weds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds goji berry, cashew, cacao nibs and buckwheat. A colourful and delicious affair indeed!
Address: 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-22, Singapore 082001
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Source: Afterglow by Anglow
Located along Keong Saik Road, Afterglow by Anglow should be any vegetarian or vegan’s favourite restaurant. The restaurant advocates a plant-based lifestyle, but with a twist of approaching it with a heart of compassion, vibrancy and purity. Each dish represents an artwork and everything found on the plate is a work of art by the chefs at Afterglow by Anglow. The diverse menu includes authentic delicacies from all around the region, such as Saigon Rolls to Avocado Kimchi Rolls, giving you a taste of the world using only the freshest produce.
Part of the dessert menu is the restaurant’s famous Açai Bowl. Topped with raw muesli (consisting of a mixture of rolled oats, raisins, cranberries, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao powder, pumpkin seed and cashew nuts) fresh bananas, a raw berry compote and a coconut cracker, this delicious and refreshing dessert is the best way to end off a great meal on a cool note!
Address: 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
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7. Project Acai
Source: Project Acai
Believed to be one of the first cafes in Singapore dedicated to selling the superfood, Project Acai opened its first outlet in Holland Village, and now the brand boasts four outlets all over the island.
With a menu dedicated to the acai berry, customers can choose from beautiful acai bowls such as the brand’s signature Original Flower Bowl which comes with a blended acai base served with 14 different toppings. Those feeling thirsty can also opt for to-go smoothies with funky names like Yogi Wannabe-rry, Where My Chocolate Abs? and even Can’t Let That Man-Go, all of which has the superfood as a blended base with other healthy fruits and snacks thrown in.
For those looking for more options, you’ll be delighted to know that several of their outlets now offer hot vegan snacks and beverages!
- 27 Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore (277738)
- 391 Orchard Road, #B2-32A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore (238872)
- 217 East Coast Road, Singapore (428915)
- 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-92, VivoCity, Singapore (098585)
- Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-10.00pm
Ngee Ann City
- Monday-Sunday: 11.00am-9.30pm
- Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-10.00pm
- Sunday-Thursday: 11.00am-9.30pm
- Friday-Saturday: 11.30am-10.00pm
Read more about Project Acai here!
8. Absolute Acai
Source: Absolute Acai
With a mission to educate the masses about the health properties of acai and other superfoods, Absolute Acai aims to achieve this one acai bowl at a time. The brand started in 2015 and has since grown to two outlets - one in Pickering Street and the other at Novena - to meet the growing number of acai fans.
Grab one of the brand’s acai bowls such as the Brazilian Bowl, Mango Delight, or their Signature Bowl, topped with granola, coconut flakes, chia seeds amongst many other healthy fruits and nuts. Absolute Acai also offers diners to create their own bowls, with a plethora of your favourite seeds, nuts, fruits and superfoods to go with the purple blend.
The brand also has an in-house delivery service, so you can get your fix of acai even if you’re too busy to venture out!
- 3 Pickering Street, #01-38, Nankin Row, Singapore (048660)
- 10 Sinaran Drive, #B1-131, Square 2, Singapore (307506)
- Monday-Friday: 10.30am-8.30pm
- Saturday: 11.00am-5.00pm
- Monday-Saturday: 10.30am-9.00pm
- Sunday: 10.30am-5.00pm
Find out more about Absolute Acai here!
9. An Acai Affair
Source: An Acai Affair
An Acai Affair is the brainchild of two young founders in 2016. With five outlets studded throughout Singapore, diners will be able to get a quick acai fix anywhere.
An Acai Affair offers diners the option to create their own smoothie bowls, but also has a neat menu of eight different signature bowls to choose from. All bowls come with a choice of drizzle, ranging from honey, cookie butter, peanut butter and almond butter. The signature bowls are creatively named, with the likes of Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia (chia pudding) or even Greek Physique - definitely a great choice if you’re aiming to get your abs poppin’. A great post-workout smoothie would be Here's My Abs, which is packed with acai, chocolate protein, banana, peanut butter and almond milk, giving your muscles the fuel they need.
Apart from acai bowls, diners can get its signature toasts, such as the Berry Crunchy, which features cookie butter spread and fresh strawberries and blueberries on a lightly toasted sourdough bread, topped with crunchy almond flakes.
- 101 East Coast Road, Singapore 428976
- 7 Fraser Street, #B3-06, Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356
- 215B Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574349
- 3 Gateway Drive, #B1-30, Westgate, Singapore 608522
- 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-262, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
- Monday-Thursday: 12pm-10pm
- Friday: 12pm-11pm
- Saturday: 10am-11pm
- Sunday: 10am-10pm
- Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm
- Saturday: 11am-5pm
- Closed on Sundays
- Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
- Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
- Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-10pm
- Sunday-Thursday: 7am-12am
- Friday, Saturday and Eve of PH: 7am-1am
View more information about An Acai Affair here!
Coocaca, pronounced “coo-ka-sa”, is a no-frills health food store that pledges to bring only the freshest quality produce to their customers. The store specialises in açai bowls, frozen yogurt, açai soft serve and refreshing smoothies.
Choose either the Pura Vida or Sao Paolo açai bowl, the former a colourful blend of açai, mixed berries, banana and coconut, and the latter something a bit more rustic, with goji berries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs and homemade almond butter to go with. If you’re looking for a quick drink to-go, the store also sells juices, classic smoothies and super smoothies, with its super smoothie range carrying the bulk of açai blends!
Address: 541 Orchard Road, #01-K1, Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Find out more about Coocaca here!
11. Super Loco
Source: Super Loco
Ask your brunch pals out for a date this weekend at Super Loco! This Mexican Cocina and Bar serves up authentic Mexican cuisine, with the likes of tortillas, tacos and tostadas. They even have a special brunch menu, offering classic brunch dishes such as eggs benedict or smashed avocado on toast. But what catches our eye here is their Acai Bowl topped with fresh mangoes, blueberries, coconut, toasted quinoa and grain granola, making it a breakfast for champions! With two outlets conveniently located around the city, it definitely makes for a great place to grab a healthy bowl of acai and other mexican favourites.
- 70 Collyer Quay, #01-04, Singapore (049323)
- 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13, The Quayside, Singapore (238252)
- Monday-Tuesday: 12.00pm-10.30pm
- Wednesday-Friday: 12.00pm-12.00am
- Saturday: 6.00pm-12.00am
- Tuesday: 5.00pm-10.00pm
- Wednesday-Thursday: 5.00pm-11.00pm
- Friday: 5.00pm-11.30pm
- Saturday: 10.00am-11.30pm
- Sunday: 10.00am-10.00pm
Find out more about Super Loco here!
12. Strangers Reunion
Source: Strangers Reunion
Strangers Reunion is no stranger to the fervent cafe-goer. With its clean aesthetics and wide menu offerings, it is no wonder the brand has opened two other cafes under its umbrella, namely Curious Palettes and Wakey Wakey.
Apart from the usual, Strangers Reunion offers other interesting coffee filter brews using the Aeropress, Syphon and Wave Dripper, with each brew lending a distinct characteristic to the coffee. The cafe also has freshly made buttermilk waffles and other brunch favourites. If you’re craving for something healthy, the menu has a section of Superfood Bowls, featuring three different super nourishing bowls. Our favourite is the Acai Smoothie Bowl, which has refreshing acai blended with mixed berries and coconut water, all topped with honey granola, pepitas, coconut flakes, goji berries and other fresh seasonal berries. A hearty meal in one simple bowl. Yummy!
Address: 33-35 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169355
Find out more about Strangers Reunion here!
Haakon’s main mission is to empower its diners with the Hygge; a Danish and Norweigian word for happiness, comfort, coziness and wellness. The Hyggelig Life, which encapsulates feeling like one’s best self, is done through eating and living in a warm and healthy environment. The brand prides its menu on being all-inclusive, providing dishes for anyone with any forms of dietary restrictions ranging from vegan options to gluten-free meals and even paleo-friendly dishes!
Using only all natural ingredients, Haakon’s large menu variety offers nutritious and delicious grub for everyone. The brand has a small section of its menu dedicated to Acai Superfood Bowls, with four different options at two sizes. Choose from the original organic blend, to an interesting green blend of spirulina, mango, spinach, apple and banana, or even a unique blend of acai, cacao, coconut and banana.
- 313 Orchard Road, #B2-14, 313 @ Somerset, Singapore (238895)
- Raffles @ Holland V, 118 Holland Avenue, #01-03, Singapore (278973)
- 1 Raffles Place, #01-11/12, One Raffles Place, Singapore (048616)
- 11 Tanjong Katong, #02-K3, OneKM Shopping Centre, Singapore (437157)
- Monday-Sunday: 10.00am-9.00pm
One Raffles Place
- Monday-Friday: 9.00am-8.30pm
- Saturday: 10.00am-4.00pm
- Monday-Sunday: 11.00am-9.00pm
Get to know more about the Hyggelig Life here!
14. Randy Indulgence
Source: Randy Indulgence
Randy Indulgence’s main motto is for everyone to ‘Be a fruit loop in a world filled with cheerios’. Fuel yourself up with a range of healthy and delectable desserts, such as cereal bowls, acai bowls and fruit ice creams. The brand encourages everyone to indulge in wholesome delicacies and not answer to a calorie calculator, because life is only worth living if you #treatyourself ever so occasionally.
Their açai bowls come in two sizes - diet or happy, and diners have a choice between two variations or a combination of both. The Fruity Bowl is topped with slices of fresh bananas, strawberries, blueberries, coconut flakes and honey, while the Protein Bowl packs in healthy dried seeds and nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, together with chia seed pudding and almond flakes.
Address: Tanjong Pagar Centre, #B1-10, 7 Wallich Street, Singapore 078884
Find out more about Randy Indulgence here!
15. Acai Beach Club
Source: Acai Beach Club
Located conveniently in Plaza Singapura, Acai Beach Club is the latest brand to join the açai craze. With an entire menu dedicated to the superfood, Açai Beach Club serves their rendition of the açai bowl in a coconut shell, giving off sweet Hawaiian vibes. The brand’s signature Hawaiian Bowl features basil seed pudding and it guarantees you a satiated feeling that’ll leave your stomach full and satisfied!
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #03-21A, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Read more about Açai Beach Club here!
16. Soul Alife
Source: Soul Alife
Soul Alife is not your quintessential vegetarian cafe. The cafe sells vibrant and colourful dishes, as if they were works of art found in a kindergarten. The Buddha’s Bowl, the cafe’s signature, is a psychedelic mis-mash of purple slaw, turmeric cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, edamame and more.
You can find these addictive saturated colours in the cafe’s açai bowl, topped with bananas. oats, pepita, coconut flakes, chia seeds and goji berries. The brand takes pride in its menu offerings, with a promise of MSG, trans fat, palm oil and cholesterol free dishes, so you can be assured that whatever you’re eating is beneficial for you.
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #02-40, Changi City Point, Singapore 486038
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