WEBSITE PREVIEW – LAUNCHING AUGUST 2021

THE HULA

A Community Curbside Café
in Island Rhythm

The Hula is a community curbside café that embodies island rhythm. It attracts both long-term residents and visitors seeking a laidback atmosphere, excellent service, and quality food. The kitchen focuses on colorful plates made with fresh, local ingredients and wholesome food. Every morning, coffee beans are house-roasted, and baked goods are homemade, ensuring fresh and delightful offerings.

Sustainability Profile • Updated May 2024 by The Punch Team

"The Hula is a good mix of contemporary modern and Indonesian primitive design."

The Hula

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING & DESIGN

The Hula was built using local natural materials such as recycled teak wood and bamboo, proudly showcasing the region's outstanding crafts. Their iconic Sumbanese Ikats have garnered significant interest. The Hula seamlessly blends contemporary modern and Indonesian primitive design.

SUSTAINABLE & LOCAL SOURCING

The Hula prioritizes sourcing local and organic ingredients, selecting them based on quality and environmental and social impact. Continuously expanding their range, they offer new vegan options, recognizing this as the way forward.

EQUAL & LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

At The Hula, their team consists of a diverse mix of men and women, with a predominant presence of women in top positions. They fostering an environment of equality, respect, and welfare for all employees. Embracing an open culture, they conduct regular one-on-one meetings to ensure employee satisfaction and encourage open communication. The Hula promotes a healthy lifestyle and prioritizes the well-being of their staff. They offer unlimited growth opportunities, allowing employees to become partners if they demonstrate exceptional abilities.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

At The Hula, they collaborate with unskilled women affected by the pandemic, engaging them in crafting products like tote bags, t-shirts, and Balinese decorations. Despite the extra time and effort required, they recognize the positive impact on these women, providing hope for the future. This initiative aims to empower them to pursue education, learn a craft, and build a life of dignity and joy. Ultimately, The Hula envisions a thriving community of previously unskilled workers with newfound opportunities for the future.

NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC & WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Hula adopted a policy of not using single-use plastics and assist their customers in avoiding plastics by offering packaging alternatives such as glass, paper, and textiles. They also take proactive steps to educate their suppliers on reducing plastic usage and have discontinued collaboration with those unwilling to embrace more sustainable practices. Furthermore, The Hula utilizes washable napkins and towels as part of their commitment to sustainability.

They utilize menus made of upcycled ocean plastic crafted by local Balinese individuals with disabilities. Additionally, they have introduced a new bamboo cup holder to replace printed paper holders, citing its smaller environmental footprint and job creation for craftsmen in need. Despite challenges with local rubbish collection services lacking separation or recycling options, they have devised alternative methods to maintain environmental friendliness.