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The Hive Cafe and Bakery

The Hive has an organic café & bakery that makes 100% of food fresh. Nothing bought in. We make every dish by hand. We get some supplied produce from our very own rooftop garden & micro-farm. We are a social enterprise offering work experience to young people at Argent College. We are open Monday to Friday to serve breakfast, coffee & cakes, & lunch. From 2019, on the second Saturday of each month, we'll also be open for lunch and evening dining as part of The Saturday Sessions. Read on...Read more

Rooftop urban microfarm & biodynamic farming

In 2017 Argent College students & staff established a “microfarm” on the rooftop of the New Standard Works, providing produce for the college kitchen & Hive Café. Students grow seasonal, organic-biodynamic food crops, herbs & flowers as part of their integrated Seed-to-Table/Table-to-Seed Curriculum. In the Café we pride ourselves on using fresh, local produce. Each year the micro-farm produces hundreds of kilos of vegetable & herbs just a few steps away, leaving no carbon footprint. Read on...Read more

Commitment to the environment

At The Hive we take our environmental responsibilities seriously. We only use 100% compostable, recyclable & biodegradable consumables. You will find plant starch lined paper cups, wooden take out cutlery, paper bags, paper straws, glass bottles & paper board boxes. No plastic! Within the building, all food & green waste is selectively collected & composted. Waste is taken up to the Ridan-In-Vessel Composter on the rooftop micro-farm & then to our customised worm composter in the basement.Read more