One of the things I miss about Perth is Fiori coffee beans. As much as I’m loving the aspect of trying new coffee beans, sometimes you just want the familiar. I’m also missing the expertly made coffee at Ingredient Tree in Wembley, which uses Genovese coffee beans and has become another favourite of mine. Here in Canberra, I’ve developed a love of Campos coffee beans and luckily I’ve found a venue that expertly nails great coffee made with Campos – Farmer’s Daughter in Yarralumla. When my friend Sam and his girlfriend Stacey were visiting from Perth a few weeks ago, I made the suggestion of meeting at Farmer’s Daughter for breakfast.
When I arrived, I noticed that they’d changed their menu and there were a few interesting new items available, including Country Pumpkin (spiced roasted pumpkin on sourdough with poached eggs, bacon and sage burnt butter) and Farmer’s Daughter Porridge (Fig, cinnamon and apple porridge with brown sugar and warm milk). I ordered a cappuccino before Stacey and Sam arrived. Farmer’s Daughter hasn’t let me down with their coffee yet, and although I think they’ve made better coffee in my previous visits, this was still an excellent coffee that showcases fantastic barista skills and the strong Campos coffee bean flavour.
For my breakfast, I ordered the Bacon and Egg Roll ($10.00) with fried egg, bacon, rocket, tomato relish and garlic aioli. Even though I was a little disappointed that they replaced the previous breakfast burger (which featured an amazing brioche bun and hollandaise sauce), this new version was still fantastic. The bun was soft and there was a generous serving of bacon – two winning factors in a great breakfast burger.
Sam ordered the One Pan Bacon and Eggs ($16.50), consisting of bacon and eggs cooked in spicy tomato cassoulet with toasted sourdough, as well as two sides of Smoked Salmon and Avocado ($9 for 2).
Stacey ordered a new item called Welsh Rabbit ($14.50), an old English style open cheese toastie with confit tomatoes, topped with dark ale cheese sauce and served on sourdough with a cress salad. When this arrived I had food envy – it looked fantastic, especially the cheesey top!