Inspired by a childhood growing up on a rural farm outside Melbourne, Farm Girl will bring the relaxed, healthy Australian lifestyle to Notting Hill in May 2015. The café will serve nutritious yet substantial food throughout the day in a relaxed space, where memories of the farm blend seamlessly with a love of travel. Situated the southern end of Portobello Road, Farm Girl and it’s secluded al fresco courtyard will offer a welcome reprieve before reaching the hustle and bustle of Portobello Market.
The menu has been curated by Benoit Marmoiton, who has drawn upon experience as a private chef to high profile individuals, and from many years working with Chef Joel Antunes, at both Brasserie Joel and Embassy Mayfair Brasserie and Salon. Dishes will include Farm Girl Porridge - jumbo oats, chia seeds, Himalayan salt, coconut oil, served with a choice of yoghurt, berries or avocado - and Roast Beetroot Salad - feta, purple sprouting broccoli, feta, coriander, hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds. The BLT has been given a vegan twist, made from coconut bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and cashew chilli guacamole. Naturopathic Doctor Melly Lou, founder of Liquorice Lifestyle, has advised on nutritional aspects of the menu, ensuring each dish is packed with beneficial, natural antioxidants.
Coconut Drip will become Farm Girl’s signature drink; cold brew coffee, prepared with toasted coconut, served with ice and homemade coconut milk or almond milk on the side. Other highlights from the drinks list are fresh juices and cold-pressed juices, available to have in or take away. A Superfood Smoothie menu will include inventive blends such as Coconut Water, Aloe Vera, watermelon, coconut oil, banana, tarragon, coconut yoghurt topped with cacao.
Interiors, designed House & Garden’s ‘Top 100 leading interior designers’ Beata Heuman, feature extensive, comfortable banquette seating and deep turquoise tiles adorning the walls, while floor-to-ceiling windows provide a light and airy environment. Bespoke graffiti by Pang London brings the farm to London, with a street-art Guernica feel. A large farmhouse-style table on the mezzanine floor will allow for communal seating, as well as a great location for larger parties. Farm Girl can accommodate 45 across the ground floor and mezzanine level, during daytime hours.
Founded by young entrepreneurs Rose Mann and Anthony Hood, Farm Girl aims to share their love of a healthy lifestyle and travel with their customers.