Top view of a smoothie bowl at Far Out Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Best Smoothie Bowls in Niagara (Ontario)

Looking for the best smoothie bowls in Niagara?

Here’s the deal: you only have a few options to choose from in the region.

When it comes to the best of the bunch, it’s no contest (in my opinion, at least)—Far Out Cafe takes the top spot.

I’ll explain why I love Far Out Cafe in this post—and talk about the other three restaurants/cafes that offer smoothie bowls in Niagara.

1. Far Out Cafe – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Update: Far Out Cafe is closed temporarily while they search for a new location. You can find their food truck at Sherkston Shores all summer.

In terms of taste, quality, and value for money, nobody does it better than Far Out Cafe

First off, their smoothie bowl base is super flavourful and the texture is perfect—really thick and creamy. There are eight different flavours to choose from, and they’re all named after planets.

For toppings, you get a heaping scoop of granola, shaved almonds, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and fresh fruit. They have a keto granola option as well (it’s gluten-free) and you can add chia, flax, and hemp seeds, too.

Far Out also offers top-tier upgrades like whey protein, collagen, lion’s mane, chaga, bee pollen, and vitamin C if you want to give your bowl a nutritious boost.

Smoothie bowl on white table at Far Out Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Personally, I love that they don’t use an acai or soft-serve machine. They just mix all their ingredients in a blender and each bowl is made fresh to order.

On top of all that, the cafe is—as the kids say—a vibe. (I don’t actually know if that’s what they say because I refuse to use TikTok. BUT you get my point.)

The entire cafe is space-themed, down to the name of every item on the menu. You can tell the owners put so much extra thought and effort into everything they do—from the clever menu names to the awesome decor and the star-shaped fruit that tops their smoothie bowls.

As if that wasn’t enough, they also have a free book exchange, a retro Ms. Pac-Man machine, and a selection of board games you can play while you hang out at the cafe.

You can’t go wrong with any bowl here, but my favourites are the Mercury bowl (chocolate, banana, peanut butter, yogurt) and the Neptune bowl (blueberry, cinnamon, banana, yogurt). 

Price: $11.11 for a small bowl; $13.13 for a regular bowl; $15.15 for a large bowl

Address: 5535 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls

Hours: Closed Tuesday; open Wednesday – Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Person holding smoothie bowl at Far Out Cafe in Niagara Falls

2. Happies – St. Catharines

Happies is a cute little juice bar on St. Paul Street in downtown St. Catharines.

They have four smoothie bowls to choose from, all with an acai base. Toppings include a mix of fruit, chia pudding, coconut, hemp heart granola, cacao nibs, peanut butter, almond butter, and nutella (depending on which bowl you choose).

I really liked the toppings of this bowl, especially the combo of their gluten-free granola mixed with nut butter. The acai base seemed a bit watered down to me, though.

The day I visited, they were having issues with their acai machine. I’m not sure if extra liquid was added to thin it out and that’s why it tasted a tiny bit watered down. It could have totally been a one-off, so keep that in mind.

Happies also has awesome cold-pressed juices. Electric avenue (with blue spirulina, maple syrup, lemon) and Raspberry Rosé (raspberry, aloe vera, rose water, lemon, maple syrup) are two of my favourites.

It’s take-out only here as an FYI.

Smoothie bowl price: $13.95

Address: 204 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines

Hours: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.

Person holding acai bowl outside of Happies on St Paul Street in St Catharines

3. Urban Cravings – St. Catharines

Urban Cravings is best-known for its salads, rice bowls, and more healthy grab-and-go options—including smoothie bowls.

They offer five smoothie bowls with different bases: acai, chocolate peanut butter, blue majik, pina colada, and hulk (a mix of fruit, spinach, and spirulina with whey and coconut milk). The toppings here vary depending on which bowl you choose. 

I got their acai bowl, topped with granola, banana, kiwi, coconut chips, strawberries, blueberries, and peanut butter.

The mix of toppings was great and I liked the granola they use. I wasn’t a fan of the base, however. It was a bit bland and didn’t taste like acai to me.

One thing I like about their bowls? They all come with whey protein. Plus, they incorporate superfoods like blue spirulina.

Smoothie bowl price: $14.00

Address: Urban Cravings has two locations in St. Catharines: one on Fourth Ave and one on Ontario Street.

Hours: Open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Person holding acai bowl in front of Urban Cravings in St Catharines

4. Shaka Cafe – Crystal Beach

Farm to beach is the ethos behind Shaka Cafe, a good-vibes-only spot near Fort Erie’s Bay Beach. 

Inspired by all things tropical and beachy, the menu features healthy and nutritious options that also happen to be delicious.

Their Bali bowls are topped with house-made granola, coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and sliced banana. For the base, you can choose one of their smoothie flavours. 

Smoothie flavours include options like Better Together (cocoa, peanut butter, banana, mango, oat milk) and Good Vibrations (mango, peach, strawberry, pineapple, orange juice, oat milk).

When it comes to ambiance, the cafe is super cute inside. It feels like a little slice of Hawaii in Niagara.

I know this post is about smoothie bowls, but Shaka has really tasty poke bowls too.

Smoothie bowl price: $12

Address: 3932 Erie Rd, Crystal Beach

Hours: Closed Monday; open every other day 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Person holding poke bowl outside of Shaka Cafe in Crystal Beach

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