19 April 2016

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

| Sophia Carlini
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You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one.

Whilst racking my brain for somewhere new and a good cup of coffee, I remembered Farmers Daughter at the Yarralumla shops. It was a freezing cold day and we were just lucky enough to squeeze in on a communal table inside.

We ordered coffees and a brownie before we even had a chance to take our jackets off and looked over the menu whilst we waited. I must say, we are getting good at this eating breakfast out thing! The two of us knew what we wanted immediately. We looked around for someone to take our order but the café was busy so my partner Mike ended up jumping up to place an order at the counter.

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Now I am not a brussels sprouts girl. In fact, the only way I’ll usually eat them is if they are smothered in butter and force fed to me. There was just something about the specktacular sprouts dish of poached eggs, sautéed brussels sprouts, speck and soft herbs on rye sourdough ($18) that just appealed to me though. Maybe I was feeling adventurous.


Mike went with the farmers shakshuka: egg and sheep’s milk feta baked in a North African-spiced sauce of tomato, chickpea and chorizo with a side of sourdough ($17.50).


Both the coffee and the meals came out quickly and thankfully, the coffee was a goodie! Mike added a touch of salt to his dish but otherwise enjoyed it, especially the crispy bacon.

I am still not a brussels sprouts girl, but was still able to appreciate the dish. The brussels sprouts were full of flavour and sautéed well, I just find them a little bitter. All other elements were delicious and the eggs were poached to perfection. I even saved a piece of my toast and asked for a side of jam and butter to finish the meal.

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and a good coffee definitely helps make a great day.

I’d love some suggestions on great breakfast spots that serve seriously good coffee!

Farmers Daughter is located at 27 Bentham St, Yarralumla and is open Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8am to 3pm.

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