Farm Girl Cafe, Notting Hill – London
I don’t know about you, but I could eat breakfast for every meal of the day… and I’ve found somewhere that allows me to! Behold… The Farm Girl Cafe! (lights flash, people fall to their knees, arms flail up in praise)
Okay, maybe a tad dramatic, but it is seriously good AND they serve a brunch type menu all day errday. Now, I’m certainly not the first person to discover this cafe but chances are you’re here either a) because you actually haven’t yourself yet or b) because you’re so big on breakfasts you just wanted to come for the food porn pics.
Now I can hear you telling me to get on with telling you about this place so your wish is my command…
Straight off Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London, after you’ve walked past the cute coloured houses, you’ll likely start seeing a queue coming out of an unsuspecting doorway, tucked behind a white wash wall, the shrubbery shadowing the sign hanging up above. This queue however, is the sign you’re in the right place (providing you come at peak time!).
Once in, you’ll enter the cosiest courtyard chic area – all in white with rustic pink and slate grey tables. (Definitely try and get a table outside if you can – especially if you’re an avid instagrammer like me as the lighting is on fleek!)
They describe themselves as ‘A holistic and healthy, yet comfortingly simple approach to Australian cafe culture in the heart of Notting Hill. Farm Girl values fresh, nutritionally nurturing ingredients and delivers them in a warm and welcoming environment.’ and I couldn’t agree more.
As soon as you step in you feel a sense of calm and the waiters/waitresses are all so lovely and cheerful. You can tell they all really care about the food they’re serving and that people are enjoying themselves.
I wanted to order. everything. but alas, not even I have that a bottomless stomach. So, I went for the avocado toast which had lemon juice, fresh coriander & a side of strawberries (which I was pleasantly surprised by the winning combo!) followed by the Berry Pancakes which used a mix of buckwheat flour, amber maple syrup, fresh berries & coconut shavings. Both were just divine and were gobbled up easily (and not because they were small portions – they were huge – just like my appetite!)
For drinks I got a little greedy, just because I couldn’t decide so I trustingly went for the Matcha latte as I’ve made these before and love them (recipe for mine can be found here!). I drank mine before I forgot to take a picture so here’s one from their instagram:
[above image from @farmgirlcafe instagram]
Plus, I went for the Rose Latte for twofold; 1) it’s an instagram flatlay waiting to happen and 2) I love coffee and rose water has some serious health benefits. Pray tell, I hear you say? Well, Rose water is a soother for the soul. It’s supposed to be a great mood enhancer by calming your nerves and relieving stress and is packed full of anti-oxidants and vitamins which is great for if you have a cold or if you’ve got problems with your digestion. It also has anti-ageing properties as it improves your skin texture and hydrates at the same time – so counteracts the bad effects of caffeine!
Have you been to the Farm Girl Cafe or would you like to go? Let me know in the comments! I’ll definitely be going again so maybe see you there! Next time, I want to try their Pitaya bowl, kombucha and their Chai latte (mainly because the latte art has a french bull dog on it hehe!)
Don’t forget to check out their website and show them some love – http://www.thefarmgirl.co.uk