About our cafe
The City Farm Café is the social heart of Windmill Hill City Farm and reflects its ethos by offering home-cooked, carefully sourced food. Next to the farmyard, with its own enclosed play area and lots of outdoor space and picnic tables, it is super child-friendly and a haven of nature.
Our menu is constantly changing, but you can always find the best produce at the core of our dishes. We only serve meat when our own Windmill Hill City Farm-reared meat is available. We took this decision to reduce our own footprint as a business, and to start a conversation about how much meat should be part of a sustainable diet. You’ll always find bright, colourful, veg-led dishes on our menu, and we know you won’t miss the meat!
We use all the meat and fresh produce we can from the farm itself, and the money we pay for these lovely ingredients supports the farm’s charitable work, enabling them to offer volunteering opportunities to adults with support needs, who in turn help us to maintain these beautiful 4 acres.
As a proud Social Enterprise, it’s our mission to show that business can be done differently. We aim to balance the ‘triple bottom line’, returning a decent surplus to the farm each year, without compromising our environmental and social objectives.
Being a Social Enterprise means that we might make different decisions to traditional businesses. For example, we lost income when we decided to stop selling hard-to-recycle tetrapaks, and switched to refillable juice cups, but stuck with the decision because it was the right thing to do. We are very careful when it comes to choosing new suppliers, and ask a list of questions about everything from provenance to packaging. We work with existing suppliers to find more environmentally friendly solutions, such as working with our milk supplier to introduce returnable refillable containers.
Find out more about our sustainability initiatives here.
The café is serving takeaway food and drinks and you’ll be able to join friends (keeping to the rule of 6) in the Big Top and picnic gardens once again.
The café hours are 9.30am to 4pm, 7 days a week, with the kitchen closing at 3pm. Order at the counter in the shop.
Please note that payment is by card only.
Take a look at our menus
Please note that while COVID-19 restrictions are in place we are offering a reduced takeaway menu. See our social media for details.
Always homemade, our selection changes daily – we always strive to have at least one vegan and gluten-free cake available.
Our coffee is excellent, made with Wogan’s Amharic beans, Jess’s Ladies whole organic milk, or with oat or almond milk if you prefer. We also have loose-leaf herbal teas, some of them grown on site, and Everything But The Bean hot chocolate, as well as homemade traditional Chai, iced lattes, and seasonal specials as and when the ideas and the ingredients come to us.
Available from 9:30am until 3pm
City Grower – £9.25 Vegetarian Lincolnshire sausages, fried eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, fresh wilted greens, roast tomatoes, toast
City Planter – £9.25 Vegan sausages, scrambled tofu, mushrooms, baked beans, fresh greens, roast tomatoes, toast
Vegetarian or vegan Lincolnshire sausage £4.50
Farm-reared pork sausage with mushrooms and homemade onion chutney £6.95
with jam, marmite or nut butter £1.80
with scrambled eggs or tofu £4.50
with Heinz beans £3.95
Soup of the day (v) with bread & butter £5.50
Seasonal and always veggie
Fresh salad plates from £7.25
Served with our homemade pork sausage rolls or our seasonal vegetarian & vegan pastries, or our fresh seasonal frittatas, tarts, bread & homemade chutney
Seasonal specials from £7.95
Always available, using meat raised on the Farm, or the best of the season’s produce
Add Bristol Loaf Organic Sourdough to any of the above for £1 extra
Toasties, served with a little salad £5.95
Homemade chutney & Cheddar
Mushroom, farm-grown greens & Stilton
With white or granary bread, or add Bristol Loaf Organic Sourdough for £1 extra
Little Farmer £4.50
Farm-reared pork & herb sausage, fried egg, baked beans, toast
Little Grower £4.25
Veggie or vegan Lincolnshire sausage, fried egg, baked beans, toast
with jam, marmite or nut butter £1.80
with scrambled eggs £2.95
with Heinz beans £2.50
Little sandwiches with veggie sticks
Veggie sausage or Cheddar cheese from £2.75
Snack Plate £3.95
Toast fingers, hummus, veggie sticks, fresh and dried fruit
Homemade kids’ dish of the day £3.95
For example, a veggie & bean stew with couscous, or a farm-reared lamb tagine with quinoa, always served with fresh raw veggie sticks
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