Windmill Hill City Farm is a wonderful place to visit especially if you have young children. We regularly visit the farm when we are in Bristol and this week we decided to try out The City Farm Cafe for breakfast.
Windmill Hill City Farm
Windmill Hill City Farm is a charity that provides leisure, education and therapy. It has a farm, organic gardens, play area and cafe on site. It is open 7 days a week and free to visit, donations are appreciated.
If you have young children this is a brilliant place to visit. There are all the farmyard animals to visit, trails to follow around the gardens and brilliant play areas. My kids particularly like the woodland area.
The City Farm Cafe
Whilst I have been to the Farm many times I have only used the cafe for cakes and snacks as we usually take a packed lunch (fussy kids). I would definitely recommend the cakes!
I knew that the cafe offered a breakfast menu so wanted to give it a try. You can see from the menu below there should be something to suit most. From full cooked breakfasts to snack plates for little ones and vegetarian and vegan options too.
The ethos for the cafe is the same as the City Farm, organic, sustainable and inclusive. Where possible produce from the farm is used in the cafe and the rest of the ingredients are carefully selected and ethically sourced.
The gardens were bursting with beautiful produce on our visit.
At meal times the cafe is usually busy and we visited in half term so we were expecting it to be busy. It is a family friendly place so it is full of young families. There are tables to use inside and out.
The City Farmer – Full English Breakfast
I decided to go for The City Farmer. I do love a good full English and find it hard to resist them at farms.
The most delicious element of this breakfast was the mushrooms they were divine. I am not a big mushroom fan but these were well cooked and seasoned, they were also a great size.
I was given a choice of white or brown bread for my toast and opted not to have the tomatoes. The eggs were well cooked with perfectly runny yolks. Yummy beans and a delicious sausage that I enjoyed with their organic tomato ketchup. The bacon was smoky and tasty although most of mine was stolen by my 3 year old so I didn’t get to eat much of it.
This was a delicious full English and I will happily come back to eat it again. Given that the food is ethically sourced and good produce I think the £8.95 price is fair.
Windmill Hill City Farm as a whole is extremely family friendly with lots to entertain the children. One of the main reasons we visit so often is the Stick Man trail. My youngest is a massive Stick Man fan!
The City Farm Cafe has everything you need for babies and young children. There are highchairs, children’s options on the menu, books to keep kids occupied and an outside enclosed play area with seating next to the cafe.
Not only are they very family friendly but this is a very inclusive venue. My son has autism so we are very aware of the more inclusive and welcoming nature at Windmill Hill. The farm has various health and social care programmes and work with disabled people amongst others to improve education and well being.
The cafe also sells produce from the farm and other local producers. We picked up a lovely watermelon when we were there. There is also a local arts and crafts shop on site.
If you are looking for good food and happy children then Windmill Hill City Farm is an excellent choice.
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