The original branch of the clean-eating café.
Everything at Farm Girl – the nutritious brunch dishes, the casual, Aussie-inspired backdrop, the customer base of phone-happy tourists and wannabe Instagram models – is fresh, wholesome and oh so pretty. A case in point: matcha lattes arrived in shades of baby pinks and powder blues, sprinkled with dried flowers.
The gratifying food tasted as it looked: healthy. Take the icy, pleasingly tart açai bowl and hearty slow-cooked chicken sandwich. It was both satisfying and wholesome. Surprisingly, the standout item was a Liquid Gold turmeric latte, which came with added astragalus, an immune-system booster. Maybe it was knowing that I was treating my body like a freakin’ temple, but it went down as one of the best I’ve ever sampled – not too sweet and with a long, milky finish. (The cute French bulldog stencilled in cinnamon atop the sunshine-coloured foam didn’t hurt either.)
And yet, the health focus meant that most of the dishes weren’t exactly moreish, plus all the added extras (£2 for a poached egg, £2.50 for mushrooms and £3 for about eight clusters of granola) crank the bill up fast and furiously. But as the Hemsley sister lookalike next to me photographed her £4.10 Smurf-blue, organic almond milk latte, I suddenly remembered: we’re not really here for the food, are we?
|Venue name:||Farm Girl||Contact:|
59a Portobello Road
|Transport:||Tube: Notting Hill Gate|
|Price:||Lunch for two with soft drinks and service: around £40.|
|Do you own this business?|