A Notting Hill branch of the stylish Aussie café.
Everything at Farm Girl – the nutritious brunch dishes, the casual, Aussie-inspired backdrop, the crowd of phone-happy tourists and wannabe Instagram models – is fresh, wholesome and oh so pretty. Case in point: matcha lattes arrived in shades of baby pinks and powder blues, sprinkled with dried flowers.
The food tasted as it looked: healthy. Take the icy, pleasingly tart açai bowl, or the slow-cooked chicken sandwich, which was both satisfying and nourishing. Surprisingly, the standout item was the Liquid Gold latte, which came with turmeric and astragalus, an ‘immune-system booster’. It was 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 £4.20 Smurf-blue, organic almond milk latte, I remembered: we’re not really here for the food, are we?
|Venue name:||Farm Girl|
59a Portobello Road
|Transport:||Tube: Notting Hill Gate|
|Price:||Lunch for two with soft drinks and service: around £40.|
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Average User Rating
4.1 / 5
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This has been on my bucket list for a while and I'm so glad I finally got around to going.We went on a stunningly beautiful Sunday morning, full of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. I was the first to arrive out of my group at 10:25am, they don't take bookings so I am glad I arrived when I did as I was second in the queue and didn't wait long at all for a table. The restaurant is easy to find but hidden through a little courtyard, we luckily were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with some baked eggs, blue matcha latte and fresh juice.
Farm Girl has a great relaxed vibe, all the staff we met were absolutely delightful and I would recommend a visit!
Farm girl Cafe officially stole my heart. Nestled in a church mews just off Portabello road this brunch spot is a hidden haven from the hustle and bustle of the market street outside with a cute little courtyard and plenty of cute dogs bounding in and out of the door (dog friendly restaurants = my favourite places to spend a Saturday). It's quite lucky that the exterior of Farm Girl is so pretty because sadly you will probably spend a lot of time queuing outside of it. We waited half an hour. I'm not particularly bothered by this - it's London after all. But probably something to take into consideration if you're starving/hate queuing/it's pouring with rain.
Brunch is pretty much my favourite meal of any day but there's nothing nicer than sitting for hours enjoying pretty much everything on the menu. Especially when most items are pretty health conscious and veggie/vegan friendly! Hurrah!
Between us me and my brunch buddy G managed to get through:
- matcha latte
- buckwheat berry pancakes with amber maple syrup fresh berries & coconut shavings
- 2 sides of coconut bacon
- a lemon pie smoothie: Frozen berries, lemon zest, almond butter, apple & almond milk (YUM)
- Acai bowl: Organic frozen Amazonian Açai berries topped with sliced banana, chia seeds & goji berries, add almond butter
- 2 hot chocolates
yeah we ate A LOT plus spent a worrying amount of time lingering around the doughnut counter.
Everything was pretty delicious. I will have to be a tiny bit picky and say I was a little disappointed with the hot chocolate which i had expected to be thick and rich and was a little watery but serves me right for being such a fatty. It's also worth noting that I was pleasantly surprised at the bill which was not at all as eye watering as it can be in healthy cafe's such as this.
You can't fault Farm Girl for presentation either; I would happily place an order for all of the crockery and instagrammed every single course that was put infront of me. Kitchen goals.
The attention to details is pretty special here too. The bill came on a cute ceramic dish scattered with rose petals, my pancakes were basically a work of art and G's Acai bowl looked so pretty it was almost a shame to eat it.
If you're looking for somewhere to have brunch or lunch where you'll get good quality, healthy food at reasonable prices and won't feel rushed off your table - Farm Girl is the one for you!
Stuff dont care about the customer, they totally ingore you since you are waiting to get a table. Food I must say is good, but my chicken sandwich had HAIR inside and the stuff was really rude and not even apologize. Never go back again. I would give a zero!
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