The Health Edit – Kombucha

July 5, 2016

Kombucha is popping up left, right and centre at all the trendiest cafés. Here at MBD we are reaping the benefits from sipping on local Melbourne based company ‘Extra Mile Kombucha’.


What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is an ancient fermented tea beverage, full of probiotics, antioxidants, B vitamins and so much more! It’s great to have with a meal as it helps with digestion and improving gut health.


What is it made from?

The ingredients are simple and organic, so no nasty additives! It consists of tea, water, sugar and SCOBY. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast – a fermenting culture which has been passed on from previous batches.  After a few weeks, the kombucha is then re-bottled with organic strawberries and strawberry powder, matcha maiden green tea with chlorophyll, or fresh lemon, ginger and essential oils. These combinations make it flavoursome and full of extra goodness.


It has also been known to,

  • Alkalizes the body – balances internal pH
  • Increases metabolism – rev your internal engine
  • Improves digestion – keep your system moving
  • Boosts energy – helps with chronic fatigue
  • detoxify the liver- happy liver= happy mood

Here is a list of cafes where you can embrace the healing properties of Kombucha

Matcha Mylk Bar

Location: 72a Acland St, St Kilda

Trading From:

Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Sat – Sun: 7:30am – 4:00pm


Fourth Chapter

Location: 385 High Street, Prahran

Trading From:

Mon – Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Sat – Sun: 8:00am – 4:00pm




Location: 5/177 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Trading From:

Mon – Fri: 7:00am – 3:30pm

Sat: 7:30am – 3:30pm

Sun: 8:00am – 3:00pm



F.O.G – Fresh Organic Goods

Location: 276 Church street, Richmond

Trading From:

Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sun: Closed



Little Sunflower

Location: 15 Ormond Rd, Elwood

Trading From:

Mon: Closed

Tues– Fri: 6:30am – 4:00pm

Sat – Sun: 6:30am – 4:00pm


Holy Bowly

Location: 531 Hampton Street, Hampton

Trading From:

Mon – Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Sat – Sun: 7:00am – 4:00pm



Brunswick st. Alimentari

Location: 251 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Trading From:

Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Sat – Sun: 8:00am – 6:00pm



Smith st. Alimentari

Location: 302 Smith St, Collingwood

Trading From:

Mon – Weds: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Thurs – Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Sat: 8:00am – 6:00om

Sun: Closed


Love Your Insides Parkdale

Location: 75 Parkers Rd, Parkdale

Trading From:

Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Sat – Sun: 8:00am – 7:00pm

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