An acai cafe such as ours, which concentrates on quality organic ingredients paired with nutritious and delicious premium grade acai, is a perfect match for health conscious Marin County. A graduate of a cooking and food preparation school in Thailand, Bee spent two years researching, testing and tasting acai bowls and smoothies and has developed what we think is the most outstanding acai recipes in the Bay Area. Please let us know if you agree?
Mike and Bee opened Rio Rock Acai Cafe in 2018 with a tip of the cap to Brazil, where the acai berry is grown and harvested. We use only premium grade acai from Brazil.
What Is Acai?
AÇAÍ IS A HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS BERRY THAT GROWS ON A TALL, THIN PALM IN THE AMAZON FLOODPLAINS.
High in the canopy of its pristine environment, the açaí palm produces clusters of dark purple berries. Although similar in the look and size of a blueberry, the açaí berry is mostly comprised of a large seed. The purple skin of the berry is what possesses tremendous health properties and has been used as a staple food by Amazon natives for centuries. Hawaiian surfers noticed Brazilian surfers and athletes eating acai for both its taste and positive nutritional value. They brought it to the islands.
The acai berry is 90% seed. Only 10% of the seed is an edible skin, which is ground with water into a thick purple puree and serves as a staple to the habitants of the Amazon estuary. On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and elsewhere in Brazil, the people enjoy it like Americans do ice cream, but with one big difference. Acai is soooo healthy!
Açaí is a great source of phytochemicals (organic plant compounds) that promote optimum health and longevity through boosting the immune system and maintaining healthy cells.
Açaí contains 16 types of antioxidant compounds, which help cleanse body of harmful free radicals.
Açaí has a strong protein profile similar to an egg. This helps to build, repair, and protect muscle tissue.
Açaí is loaded with healthy fats which help maintain healthy blood cholesterol.
The low GI of açaí helps to control weight, prevent heart disease, and prolong physical endurance.
Açaí has been discovered to contain ALL of the essential amino acids and nutrients required by a human body. This very rare composition is ideal to maintain a well functioning metabolism, support a good immune system, and help prevent major health problems or disease.
We opened on May 2, 2018!
We hope to see you at Rio Rock Acai Cafe, across from College of Marin and next door to The Guest House (coming soon).
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RIO ROCK ACAI CAFE
860 College Ave
Kentfield, CA 94904
Mon - Fri | 10am - 5:00pm
Sat - Sun | 10am - 5:00pm