Acai bowls. You’ve probably seen them on Instagram or Pinterest, they make for a pretty picture. But aside from aesthetics, acai bowls are sweet, delicious breakfast bowls that not only taste good, but also come jam-packed with beneficial nutrients for your body. Today, we would like to introduce you to a little café called Pause Café in the East Village that serves a variety of these morning treats, as well as offering an exquisite Moroccan dining experience.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the acai berry, here’s a quick fact check. Acai is a tropical fruit native to Brazil. Its most notable health benefits are the fruit’s heart healthy antioxidants that have the ability to lower cholesterol and improve overall blood circulation. Pause Café offers four varieties of acai bowls but we decided to go with the classic, Very Berry, which included acai, banana, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for the smoothie mixture. For toppings, the bowl came with crunchy granola, banana, strawberries, goji berries, blueberries, and honey. What really made this dish though were the beautifully elaborate mosaic tables and the silver platter it was served in, which really added to the Moroccan vibe. The mixture itself was a fresh blend of fruity deliciousness, something close to a version of nature’s Starbursts.
If you’re looking to start your morning right, we highly recommend trying one of the Acai bowls from Pause Café. There are also other heartier options like eggs and toast if you prefer a savory breakfast.
3 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002