Love Your Soul Organic Whole Foods Bar
75-77 Parkers Road, Parkdale
03 9587 9886
Love Your Soul encourages you to look after your mind, body and soul. The wholefoods bar provides organic smoothies, bowls, and raw treats to nourish the soul and encourage you to shine from the inside out.
The cafe was started by passionate husband-and-wife duo, Eleesha Nesci-Dixon and Chris Dixon, in December 2015. On their honeymoon two years earlier, Eleesha and Chris travelled around America to run marathons, discovering the range of nutrition hubs around the country. On their return to Melbourne, they thought about creating their own wholefoods hub but at the time their corporate lifestyles could not facilitate it.
When their daughter Zeebella was born, things changed and Eleesha and Chris realised that owning a nutrition hub would fit perfectly with their lifestyle. So they decided to take the plunge and redeveloped their home, turning the bottom floor into Love Your Soul. You wouldn’t pick that this is their first venture. Eleesha designed the space herself, based on previous home renovations, creating a fresh, clean and simplistic environment that doesn’t appear ‘standard’.
The philosophy behind Love Your Soul is simple: serve delicious, affordable organic wholefood that makes customers want to return week after week. Customers can be assured that the produce is healthy and good quality – Eleesha happily feeds all of the organic products to her daughter.
The options are all organic, vegan and refined-sugar free, and include the popular Acai bowl – made with acai, banana, mixed berries and coconut milk and topped with Buckini’s muesli, coconut, chia and fresh fruit. For a refreshing treat try the Baobab Mango smoothie, made with coconut milk, mango, banana, baobab and chia seeds. This smoothie originated when Eleesha was making one for herself and a customer asked what she was drinking – it has been a hit on the menu ever since.
For those chilly Melbourne winter days, try a soothing combination from the warm smoothie menu. The Anti Inflam smoothie will warm every part of your body; made with turmeric, coconut milk, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla, it is Eleesha’s extra-healthy take on the turmeric trend.
With free running sessions each week and a selection of snacks and smoothies to nourish your body the right way, Love Your Soul is a hub for all things nutrition. Leading by example, they encourage one and all to ‘love their soul’.