Summer may have arrived rather abruptly, but no worries; Kiss The Berry is here just in time to combat the heat.
Sarah Miller first discovered acai bowls while travelling in America, and it was love at first bite. She opened her flagship store on Brisbane’s Creek St after returning home, and acai soon became a breakfast epidemic which has remained popular to this day.
Now Kiss The Berry has expanded across Queensland, serving a selection of smoothies, bowls, and healthy treats that’ll keep you feeling fresh all summer long.
We chatted with Sarah about the launch of Kiss The Berry in the Fish Lane precinct, and got to know a bit more about the acai specialist herself.
What inspired you to open your own café?
After finishing high school, I started studying Business & Interactive Design at QUT; however, I realised that uni just wasn’t for me and left to work full time at Jade Buddha. While traveling through America six months later, I came across a café in Texas that was serving acai bowls, and I fell in love. I immediately decided I’d open my own café in Brisbane that focused on the different concepts and flavours of acai bowls, and I’m happy to say it worked out.
What’s your favourite dish from Kiss The Berry?
I really love the Cherry Ripe Cheesecake bowl from the spring menu. It’s a blend of acai, banana, cherries, vanilla pea protein and coconut milk; and it’s topped with cacao granola, chocolate coconut yoghurt, bananas, cherry and raspberry compote, and fresh cherries.
Now that you’re part of Fish Lane, do you have a favourite artwork?
I think “Fish Lane” by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong is fun, colourful, and brings the lane together nicely. It really takes you on a journey.
What are you loving about Brisbane currently?
I’m loving the growth; I love exploring new developments and I’m really excited to see how the city’s progressed in five years.
How would you spend your ideal night out on Fish Lane?
I’d start the night with a show at QPAC, then stroll over to Julius for a plate of their irresistible duck ragu. Once I’m full to the brim, I’d follow the blue road to Gelato Messina and finish it all off with some of their weekly specials!
We know you’re the queen of acai, but when cooking to impress at home, what do you make?
I’d make sticky, caramelised pork belly and a green mango salad.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Can’t go wrong with Chu The Phat’s Uber Eats package for two, with beef cheeks, green veg, rice, and duck buns.
What’s your go-to knock off cocktail?
I prefer to knock on! I’m always up for an espresso martini.
You can find Kiss The Berry on the corner of Melbourne St and Edmondstone St, open Monday – Sunday from 7am – 4pm.