Yoko Inoue, founder Shoku Iku Cafe and Shoku Iku Academy, opened the first organic raw food cafe in Melbourne, Australia. The cafe is famous for its organic nourishing raw food and living food cuisine, smoothies with super foods and herbs, tonic teas, elixirs, raw desserts and freshly made salads. It has a solid community and customer base and earned a reputation through consistent high quality services and as a leader in cutting edge health community. The cafe has served many wellness people including David Wolfe, Matthew Kenny, Jess Ainscough, Lola Berry, Adele McConnell, Kemi Nekvapil.
We have been seen in many major publications and media including channel 7, broadsheet, the age newspaper, Women’s health magazine, peppermint magazine, epicure and more.
Shoku Iku Academy sprung from Yoko’s passion to educate others on making healthier food choices for themselves and their families. Her always booked out raw food classes in the cafe have received great reviews from her students. Shoku Iku Academy’s online courses is a chance for other students all over the world to learn from Yoko’s ingenuity in the kitchen and also for those who want to do a more intensive raw food course at the comforts of their own home.
"Raw and living foods are such an exciting cuisine. You would avoid most of processed junk foods when you eat this way. Keeping enzymes, antioxidants, many vitamins and minerals, as well less chance of oxidising fat in our foods. It makes you feel lighter yet nourished.
"We live in such an extreme environment. Stress, toxins can be such a burden even when you are eating healthily. Superfoods, herbs and supplements can help us adapt to these situations in an empowering way.
"The most important thing is to be in tune with our body. Choosing consciously applies to many things in life including our food choices. Our lifestyle impacts us greatly and it is our hope that we can inspire you to work towards having the ability to look at the whole picture of well being for ourselves, environment and the next generations.