The Plant Organic Cafe & Market
1/ 20 Stephen Street, Bunbury WA 6230
Owner: Elias Dafel & Noel Mead
Phone: 08 97914475
What sort of store is The Plant Organic Cafe & Market?
The Plant is an organic haven. We aspire to have everything you need to live a healthy, vibrant, chemical-free life under one roof. We have an ever-expanding range of organic, chemical- and preservatives-free groceries, locally-grown produce, sustainably and fairly traded health and lifestyle products.
The Plant café specialises in raw vegan cuisine. We have an exciting range of plant milk smoothies, naturopath-blended teas and shade-grown coffee, mouth-watering superfood desserts, nutrient dense cold pressed juices, and a small but soon-to-be expanded lunch menu. Everything is 100% free from chemicals, colourings and additives. We only use certified organic and biodynamic produce in support of our dedication to the sustainable future of food.
How did The Plant come to be?
Having worked within the health food industry for over ten years we had become a little disillusioned with the green washing of the organic and health food industries. We wanted to step away from synthetic, GM supplements, and foods laden with chemicals, and surround ourselves with organic wholefoods sourced as locally as possible. Coupled with our frustration at our 5 hour round trip to pick up our weekly organic grocery shop, we saw a real opportunity to offer Bunbury and the surrounding area a convenient place to shop, providing fresh produce which for the most part is grown locally. Buying farmer direct has always been a priority, to not only reduce our business’ carbon footprint but to create a community where you actually know who is growing your food. The buzz word at the time was ‘support local’ which we have a strong belief in but felt it fell short. What is the point of supporting local if you’re poisoning your local environment? For us it’s about supporting local and organic.
What prompted you to put a pile of Pip on the shelf?
Our amazing customers were looking for ideas and information to support their aspirations to be more self-sufficient. One customer in particular, who was at the time studying permaculture, told us about an exciting new magazine that offered all the right information. We couldn’t possibly pass it up!