We’ve been to a fair few brunches in this neck of the woods but we were really looking forward to Farm Girl. On Portobello Road in the centre of the beautiful, quintessential Notting Hill, this little cafe is entered through the courtyard. The no booking policy and rumours of queues out the door and round the corner meant we arrived early at 10am.
Farm Girl, created by Australian Rose Mann is all about healthy and holistic food.We’ve spent a bit of time over in Australia and we love the cafe and brunch culture that is so popular in places like Melbourne and Sydney. London can be one of those places where Monday – Friday you are constantly on the go, so it’s sometimes easy to forget just how nice it is to sit down and relax in a lovely setting at the weekend.
The café itself is small and perfectly formed. The menu has a good choice, with many of our favourite classics with a twist; we went for the avocado on toast which was seasoned to perfection with sprinkled pomegranates and two poached eggs. We also shared the frozen acai bowl with coconut shavings, chia seeds, goji berries and added granola. Despite (unfortunately) the acai bowl lacking a bit of flavour, the home-made granola was really tasty. What we loved was the authentic coconut bowl which it was served in, which conjures up memories of our holidays to Brazil. We also had a green tea and fresh mint tea to top it all off.
We felt really welcome there; we’ve read other reviews online about bad service but we didn’t find that to be the case at all. Although maybe a little bit slow, it was busy and we were just happy to sit and catch up. This place is also doggy friendly which makes us so happy.
All in all, the meal came to £30 inclusive of service charge which we found to be really reasonable. The portion sizes could always be bigger but that’s because we love to eat! Two happy customers went away and afterwards we enjoyed a lovely walk around Notting Hill and Westbourne Grove. We definitely want to go back and try the pancakes at some point too, as they looked incredible.
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