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All Aboard the Pineapple Express

All Aboard The Pineapple Express

| On 05, Jun 2015

Brisbane’s health conscious clique now have the chance to satisfy their cravings for paleo sweets and other wholesome treats without sacrificing their wellbeing at a new innovative ‘superfood’ cafe in Hamilton.

Pineapple Express, which opened earlier this week, is anticipated to add a burst of vitality and freshness to the City’s Portside Wharf precinct by tempting the tastebuds of local foodies with a nutrias menu that is full of flavour, but good for your insides.

Menu highlights will include new paleo twists on traditional sweets, featuring antioxidant rich ingredients such as raw cacao, berries and nuts, as well as other winning bites like zucchini pasta, acai bowls, green smoothies and high protein dishes. Health addicts on the run will also be able to grab their smoothies at the swipe of a button, thanks to the venue’s innovative ‘Text for Express’ functionality, where customers can order via text and pick up their food at the unique counter.

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A fresh colour palette of white, with splashes of aqua and pops of yellow will create a vibrant and youthful setting inside, while surfboards and greenery outside will reflect the group’s love for an active lifestyle. The new kid on the block, Pineapple Express, became the brainchild of foodies Jonathan Ford, Tom Sweep, Leigh Metzeling, Chris Weight and Jaxon Manual, following their never-ending pursuit to find real, healthy, and organic foods in Brisbane.

Co-owner and director of Department Group, Jonathan Ford, said the idea grew from the team’s desire to live a wholesome and nutrient-rich healthy lifestyle that included fresh foods and natural flavours. “We were really frustrated with how hard it was to find healthy food on the run in Brisbane and we quickly realised we weren’t alone in our search” Jonathan said.


Co-owner Chris Weight, a local Brisbane entrepreneur and avid surfer said “We all know that you need to be conscious of the food you eat and drink, but often grabbing something healthy between meetings or before work isn’t always convenient. Pineapple Express is a meeting place for people of all ages- a place where you want to bring your friends, dog and sit outside in the sun and relax”.

The Pineapple Express Wellness Café is designed for anyone who relishes in eating well and is looking for a fulfilling breakfast, lunch or snack, from mums with young children to gym junkies and the everyday commuter. Mr Weight stated that “There is lots of seating, shared tables, and high bars for locals to hang out for as long as they wish, as well as a great easy express window for people on the run”.

So whenever you are in the Portside Wharf Precinct, make sure you try  Pineapple Express for all the healthiest and delicious options in town.

The Details

Who: The Pineapple Express

Where: Shop 9.2, 38 Hercules Street Portside, Hamiliton

Image Credit: The Press Garage