MissDissent (missdissent) wrote,

Review - Farmer Jo

While I was lapping up the excellent Yellow Fin Tuna in the Cook Islands, I sent Alex Harmon to investigate a new type of breakfast in Surry Hills...

A Saturday morning search for muesli, to some, may seem as exciting as Sunday church. Well, I’ve been converted. This hole-in-the-wall café amongst Surry Hill’s fashion warehouses is spinning muesli gold. On the premises they hand-make flavour concoctions like Burnt Fig and Cinnamon Almond Toasted Muesli ($6) served in a pot with milk or yoghurt. Winter Porridge with Rhubarb, Honey Drizzle and Muscatels ($6) is especially delicious. There’s even a Gluten Free Pineapple and Quinoa Crunch ($6).

Inside, sniff your way through little pots of ingredients like almonds, ginger, hazelnut, coconut, dried orange and more. ‘Farmer Jo’ is Sally Tulloch but it’s clear this venture is a family affair. Husband is a coffee distributor for Molinari, her charming brother grinds the beans and Mum makes the slices. So try ‘Mum’s Slice’ ($1.50) a chewy square of rice bubbles and Mars bar goodness best with a Latte ($3) – the post-breakfast of champions. It’s open daily for breakfast or DIY if you buy products onsite or at the Eveleigh or Bondi Farmers’ Markets

Be warned, this intimate café starts off feeling like you’re crashing a family breakfast, but you’ll soon secure a spot on the bench and be feeling right at home, wondering how oats got so chic?

Farmer Jo
45 Hutchinson Street, Surry Hills

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