Celebrate Florida's Freshness at Healthy Restaurants in the Space Coast

When traveling to the Space Coast, treat your tastebuds and improve your health at the area's top 10 healthy restaurants. 

Start your day with a refreshing smoothie at Happy Healthy Human or the Sun Shoppe and Cafe, where you can enjoy your breakfast with fresh-roasted coffee on the outdoor patio. Juice N Java has been named the top coffee house in Central Florida, and its fruit smoothies and salads are excellent.

At lunch, swap greasy French fries for healthier, baked sweet potato or pumpkin fries at the D.I.G. (Dirt Inspired Goodness) Bistro, which uses as much local produce as possible in its meals. 

Finish up your day with a delicious dinner at one of the fresh sushi restaurants. Haru Sushi Bar and Grill serves colorful sushi "boats." Thai Thai Restaurant and Sushi is known for its authentic Thai food, as well as mouthwatering sushi. And Zushi Asia Fresh, in two locations, boasts more than 100 menu options. 

If you're vegan, Happy Healthy Human and the Sun Shoppe and Cafe have you covered. Gluten-free? Head to the D.I.G. Bistro, the Sunrise Whole Grain Bakery and Happy Healthy Human. Vegetarians will love Juice N Java, which is a local fave. Grab a table outside and enjoy Florida's sunshine, with a side of scrumptious. 



Forget all of that battered and fried nonsense! If it's fresh fish and seafood you seek, look to this restaurant at Sunrise Marina. Sure, aesthetically, it looks like little more than your standard waterside shack (complete with its own...  Read More



Juice N Java is a great place to get fresh-roasted coffee wine, craft beers and healthy, fresh, farm-to-table menu options inspired from around the world. This shop is a local fave and has been voted the No. 1 coffee house in Central Florida....  Read More

Zushi Asia Fresh and Healthy Downtown


Zushi Asian offers healthy and fresh sushi and Thai food in downtown Melbourne, with another branch in the Indialantic. The menu here is incredible, with more than 100 different Thai options and unique sushi rolls you've probably never tried...  Read More

Alexandria Mediterranean Grill


Alexandria Mediterranean Grill is a delicious place for some inexpensive and healthy Mediterranean food, but you can also find Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern offerings here. Almost everything on the menu is less than $10 – and it's all made...  Read More

Thai Thai Restaurant and Sushi
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Thai Thai III is a bit of a hidden gem, a local favorite and reliably delicious. Fresh seafood on the Space Coast means some of the best sushi you can imagine, so your visit to the port wouldn't be complete without a sushi stop. The menu here is...  Read More

Sunrise Whole Grain Bakery and Coffee Shop
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Sunrise opens at 6 a.m. and stays open until 6 p.m. This family-fun business is a hot gathering place to work, relax and meet. In fact, a local running club and knitting club meet here regularly. There's plenty of space to meet and wifi is free....  Read More

Sun Shoppe and Cafe


Sun Shoppe and Cafe, located in the heart of downtown Melbourne for more than a decade, features good selection of coffee, dessert, muffins and bagels. This popular, quirky coffeehouse serves breakfast all day. Coffee here comes from...  Read More

Happy Healthy Human
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Visit Happy Healthy Human for the best "real food" on the Space Coast. This organic, raw, vegan cafe is also a "community life center" that is all about healing the body, as well as nourishing it with delicious food. Everything here is...  Read More


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