Down at Farm House

Oozing rustic charm, Kedron’s new Farm House brings the country back to the burbs with feel good food and quirky theming.

Long time Brisbane hospitality star Amanda Scott (Gertie's, Continental Café and Café Conti), has spread her wings yet again giving birth to this new concept in a shed formerly occupied by much-loved Farmer Joe’s.

Building on her Milk Bar Café Ashgrove empire, Amanda has sourced an amazing array of  ‘country’ objects adding atmosphere to what was once a pretty basic shed.  Now there’s log stools, a table made from a tree stump and slate platters shaped like cows and pigs to serve food.

The country theme continues with the food and ingredients sourced from local farms with free range eggs from the Scenic Rim, halloumi from South Maclean, mushrooms from Mount Cotton, and fresh herbs are grown on site.

Farm House at Kedron is on the old Farmer Joe's site.
Farm House at Kedron is on the old Farmer Joe's site.

Amanda explains that her country roots have a strong family connection and she wants to look after our fabulous farmers.

The local approach also applies to the staff who just happen to be made up of Amanda’s children and her landlord’s children, plus a United Nations assortment of other staff.

The breakfast menu ranges from ever-popular avo to ricotta hotcakes, breakfast gnocchi with thick cut bacon, crisp potato cake and a shakshuka skillet combo that gives middle-eastern flavour to baked eggs.

Lunch starts at 11.30am and includes heartier options such as a steak sandwich and chicken breast salad with green papaya, peanuts and a sesame soy vinaigrette.

I’ll be heading back soon for another serving of the crisp fish tacos.  The chef buys his barramundi and fillets it for these tacos that come with toasted peanuts, cucumber, rice vermicelli and Nam Jim sauce.

Just how did they cut the slate in the shape of a pig at Farm House, Kedron?
Just how did they cut the slate in the shape of a pig?

It's ordered and pay at the till with a bonus that there’s no problem with separate bills.  Water is served you from a country style spigot on the front verandah.

Find Farm House at 9 Somerset Road, Kedron, just off Gympie Road.  It’s open daily for breakfast and closes late afternoon.

This is a child-friendly venue with a special spot for small people and a children’s menu.  It’s also suitable for fur children, so bring your dogs.

Ed+bK rating:  4 /5 stars
Another clever dining option from a seasoned hospitality veteran designed to tick all the café boxes.

Bottom line:  Breakfast prices range from $8 to $20, lunch prices $17 - $19.

Best tip: Plenty of street parking here but also some on the site.

Disclaimer:  Ed+bK paid for her coffee and cake but was hosted for the fish tacos.