20 Years of Raw Energy!

20 years celebration

Twenty years ago Coolum was a sleepy surf town on the East Coast of Queensland, with the very first Raw Energy cafe just a few months old selling wacky things like wheat grass shots!

Today that one Raw Energy cafe has turned into 15 cafes, as our awesome leader, driven businessman Matt Hope, continues to welcome more local owner into the group, opening cafe after cafe. 

To keep up with the growth, we recently welcomed two new head office employees to the ‘Raw family’. Rochell Blair – new Operations Manager and Ben Shephard – new General Manager have joined the team, to assist with growing our colourful brand!

Highlights over the decades

  • 1998: Geoff and Lizz Campbell opened the first ever Raw Energy.
  • 2010: Geoff partners with Matt Hope to expand the brand.
  • 2015: Following our famous Acai Bowls, we were one of Australia’s first to serve up Dragon Fruit bowls.
  • 2017: We launched our own award-winning coffee brand – ‘Steve’ and our popular lunch bowls.


One of our longest-standing customers, Aamie Cush said “I’ve been coming to Raw Energy for 20 years. I loved the idea behind the brand, the beautiful food, the colour and the atmosphere and still do.”  

Karen Stone, who’s been a customer for 17 years followed with “I always choose healthy over anything else and Raw Energy is a cafe I can trust.”

To celebrate the milestone of 20 years, Raw Energy cafes will be offering limited time specials. 

Our birthday specials

$20 breakfast special – includes a gourmet breakfast roll and any large juice.

$20 lunch special – includes any burger and any large juice.

Both specials are available all day through the month of June 2018.

20 facts over 20 years

As well as the birthday specials, through the month our cafes will also showcase some unusual unknown facts in store. 

The facts cover everything from the most popular smoothie of all time through to listing astonishing figures on the produce they use.

Did you know? Almost 9 million of our ethically sourced, ‘Steve’ branded coffee beans are used every month and 10 tonnes of bacon is sold every year. Visit your local Raw Energy to discover all 20 facts.

Check out our healthy and hearty menu here or find your closest cafe here.