Until last week I had no idea there is a small farm on the outskirts of Perth’s CBD. Perth City Farm is tucked away in East Perth, close to Claisebrook Train Station, and home to a weekend farmers market, a couple of chooks and the lovely little City Farm Café.
Perth City Farm is home to the City Farm Café in East Perth.
Of course I headed straight for the café for a mid-morning snack. The cafe is very family friendly, with highchairs available and lots of space among the farm grounds for kids to have a run around.
I ordered a coffee and the dense fruit sourdough toast with a homemade berry jam. The toast was a bit on the crunchy side, but my daughter Olivia and I enjoyed it all the same. If you like to enjoy your coffee as a refined dining experience, this might not be the place for you as they only serve beverages in takeaway cups. But for those of us continually searching for child-friendly outings, coffee is coffee.
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Naturally, the café works closely with the farm and a lot of the produce is organic and locally sourced, including the coffee, which is from Northbridge Coffee Roasters. It was delicious, and a very reasonable $4.20 for a medium cup.
Dense fruit sourdough with house made preserve.
The menu includes a range of breakfast dishes with a twist, such as soft boiled eggs with dukkah, aged cheddar and chives with eggs on toast, and crushed avocado with lemon. They also serve some gorgeous looking cakes and muffins and you can purchase whole cakes if a slice isn’t enough.
Olivia, munching on her crunchy toast.
The café is partly open-air if you want to enjoy the surrounds of the farm, otherwise there is plenty of seating available inside. The café is open for breakfast and lunch from Monday to Saturday.
The café is partly open-air with indoor dining available.
After we had finished eating, we had a look around the farm. There is a chicken coop, a nursery and a beautiful courtyard. Every Saturday the farm hosts a farmers market from 8am to 12pm.