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Published December 2nd 2018
Welcome to the Hummingbird Nest
The Hummingbird is believed to inspire us to pursue and fulfill our dreams as well as bringing love, joy, hope and luck into our lives. With persistence and the rare ability to fly in all directions, this unique and colourful bird is the inspiration for Hummingbirds Natural Pantry and Café.
Nestled on Railway Street in Boonah, this cosy haven hums with activity. This café is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious and healthy snack or meal before browsing the incredible array of products available in the Natural Pantry.
Owners Tilly and Mark's passion for health and the Hummingbirds Natural Pantry and Café is evident. They hope to inspire customers to live more simply, more joyfully, more healthfully and in harmony with each other and the earth, sea and sky.
They are committed to providing a range of healthy and safe products. Products are sourced with natural ingredients and avoid harmful chemicals. Sustainable methods have also been taken into consideration. Where possible, products are Australian made.
The wholefood café provides a scrumptious range of vegan, vegetarian, paleo, dairy free and gluten free options. Menu items include the Zoodle with zucchini noodles tossed with rocket, kalamata olives, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, red onion, chilli and shaved parmesan. The Zoodle is $16. For a more heartier meal, the $18 beef pot pie is made with slow-cooked beef, red wine and mushrooms and served with roasted pumpkin and spelt shortcut pastry.
There's also a range of foods in the cabinet. The elegantly served smoked salmon bagel was delicious and filling.
Paper straws are available in the café and a 10% discount is provided on coffee purchases using your own takeaway cup.
The natural pantry is full of organic goodness. Whether you are seeking muesli, dried mango cheeks, organic quinoa, mung bean fettuccine, blackbean spaghetti or organic popcorn, you will be sure to find it. The whole foods are organic and produced in Australia, where possible.
Specialty tea and books are also available for purchase.
Where possible, products are purchased in bulk to eliminate packaging and bottling. This eco-friendly shop also promotes waste reduction by encouraging people to bring their own containers or purchase the reusable bulk food bags.
Hummingbirds Natural Pantry & Café is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm, with breakfast and lunch menu items available until 2pm, and Saturday 8.00am to 2pm.