The Café Collective is a group of hospitality professionals with diverse fresh food and coffee operations across some of Australia’s largest healthcare and education campuses.
Our brand Supernatural is all about food made from scratch, using quality, local ingredients. We don’t do deep fryers, cling wrap or soggy salads made off site. We are relentless about making delicious, fresh food that people love, which is why the Supernatural, Perth Children’s Hospital team were excited to try some of the WA Department of Health’s new green salad recipes!
This week they made the Pulled Pork Asian salad found on page 209. This involves slow cooking a pork shoulder and then combining it with freshly chopped cabbage, carrot, spring onion, coriander and loads of other delicious ingredients!
It was an awesome addition to our salad display, where customers can pick and choose as many varieties as they like.
Salads are hugely popular at the moment with the warmer weather, and we can’t wait to try loads more!
The Café Collective is a family owned company, operated by passionate and experienced hospitality professionals.
Our cafes located in healthcare and education campuses across Australia demonstrate our love of fresh, healthy food, our own roasted coffee, excellent customer service and sustainability best practice.
The team at Aroma Café at Fiona Stanley Hospital in WA pride themselves on making almost every food item from scratch every day, and they’re always on the look out for new recipes!
When the WA Department of Health released some brand new Amber and Green recipes earlier this year, they were eager to give them a try!
House made bakes, frittatas and quiche are hugely popular at this store so this week Nella and the team chose the Caramelised Onion Frittata on page 170 of the recipes. It was super easy to make, and has been a great green addition to their fresh display.
We have also already tried alternatives packed with more vegetables and herbs, and can’t wait to get these into more of our stores over Summer.
Thank you, WA Department of Health, for the opportunity to introduce our customers to this delicious frittata!
The Café Collective is a group of hospitality professionals that are passionate about fresh food, our own roasted coffee and excellent customer service. We are a family business with café operations in healthcare and education campuses across Australia.
We are relentless in our pursuit of quality, healthy and delicious food options for our customers and were very excited when the WA Department of Health released an extensive collection of new green and amber recipes earlier this year. Our team at The Food Hall at Perth Children’s Hospital couldn’t wait to try them all!
This week the team had a go at the Banana & Nut Bars with Turmeric on page 18 of the recipes.
Here’s how it’s made…
The bar was delicious! We handed out samples to our customers who had fantastic feedback and couldn’t wait to see it on our permanent menu.
The bars have a green rating, so they make a great healthy snack option and perfect treat alternative to sugary slices and cakes.
These have been added to our permanent menu for Spring, with some new flavour ideas on their way as well!
Thank you to the Department of Health for these wonderful recipes, we can’t wait to try more.
On Thursday August 31st, Cancer Council WA popped up at The Perth Children's Hospital Food Hall with fresh daffodils and pins for sale, as well as fun arts, crafts and activities for customers big and small.
It was an amazing day with a grand total of $4226 raised for Daffodil Day!
Our staff, customers and Cancer Council WA had some really positive feedback and we would love to thank everyone who assisted and donated on the day.
The Café Collective is passionate about implementing and championing the Healthy Options WA Policy. Healthy food has always been an intrinsic part of our operation, from the design of our stores, to our menus and food and beverage displays.
Our goal is to create welcoming spaces where quality, home made food is served in an inviting manner.
Abundant fresh fruit for our made to order juices are displayed alongside crisp, overflowing salads to mix and match as the customer chooses.
Hearty, authentic sushi and noodles that are as healthy as they are delicious, home made bakes and sandwiches that are filling and tasty, without the need for butter, rich sauces or excessive oil.
Many of our kitchens have omitted deep fryers altogether, allowing us to focus on the styles of food we love best – fresh, homemade and delicious.
We do not buy our products in or store them hidden away in glad wrap. We are proud of everything we make on site daily and show case it in abundant displays in every store. We will not promote “red” items in our cafes and are always working to encourage our staff and customers to make better, healthier choices.
The Café Collective’s General Manager, Adrian Mule, is a member of the WA Canteen Association and is actively involved in the implementation and audit of each state’s health eating policy, as well as our own operational policies amongst our stores.
He has worked closely with South Metropolitan Health and the WA Canteen Association to develop and implement policies that empower customers to make healthy choices and are practical to implement in any hospitality venue.
He has also implemented our own internal self audits across stores to ensure we are compliant with healthy eating policies at all times.
It is important to us to not only drive these initiatives in our stores, but to create new and exciting ways to encourage healthy eating in future as well.
We use eco-friendly packaging in all of our cafes wherever possible, doing our part towards a plastic-free future. Since 2020 all of our sites have used exclusively Biopak Coffee Cups, made from sustainably sourced paper and plant-based bioplastic.
By buying coffee cups and other packaging products from BioPak, a carbon neutral company, we have avoided more than 14,000kg of plastic in the past 12 months. Our support also contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions in the form of offset credits, and helps create a greener future through tree-planting projects.
Our internal coffee roasting entity, Nine Bars, is proud to be part of BioPak's vision for a world without waste.
We have so much admiration and respect for the thousands of nurses and midwives that we serve every day in our cafes.
Every year we are proud to offer a free coffee to every nurse and midwive to celebrate International Nurses & Midwives Day in May.
In 2022 we distributed 2025 free coffees, worth $9112 to nursing staff across our seven health campus cafes.
As many of our cafes operate on health campuses, we are more than pleased to do our part to support the nursing community. It is especially important in the midst of the current pandemic that we acknowledge the courage, compassion, and tireless work of our nurses and midwives.
A small token to say a huge thank you to our heroes!
The Cafe Collective is committed to the practice of environmental sustainability in all aspects of our business. We truly believe we have the opportunity and responsibility to make this a better world.
Our business impacts on the environment through sourcing agricultural products and other materials to serve and build our cafes.
The Cafe Collective Support Office and stores operate in a manner that respects the environment and integrates the following principles in its management:
The staff, patients and visitors to Kirwan Health Campus in Townsville, Queensland, were in desperate need of food and coffee after their cafeteria closed in 2019.
We came to their rescue with Supernatural, our fresh and health sandwich, salad and coffee concept. From the tiniest space imaginable, we serve freshly made juices, smoothies, home made pastries, fresh salads, bowls, sandwiches and much more.
The café has been a welcome addition to the area and we are so pleased to be a part of this growing and vibrant health precinct.
In November 2020 we opened Pounds + Ounces, overlooking Campbell St at the brand new Royal Hobart Hospital K Block. A fresh display of sandwiches, snacks, salads and sweets is complimented with an all day breakfast and burger menu, as well as freshly made juices and smoothies, our own roasted coffee and much more.
A few months later this was followed by Green Panda, our fresh noodle, sushi, rice and bowls concept. We are so proud of our team for the dedication displayed in getting both of these brands designed, constructed and opened during the difficult COVID-19 period.
Thank you to the brilliant team at Royal Hobart Hospital for their support and wonderful feedback so far!