Mick Haigh’s country-style cafe is a landmark in these parts, and worth a stop if you’re passing through for fresh, light food all made with produce sourced from the surrounding farms.
Start the day with creamy scrambled eggs topped with plenty of grated hard cheese and herbs grown in the garden.The harvest table has a bevy of followers. By lunch, it’s laden with inventive salads and quiches, all prettily presented with edible flowers - think roast brinjals spread with tapenade and nasturtium flowers; beetroot buried in lemon zest or roasted slowly in balsamic and served with chickweed and strawberries; or lentils with rosemary, onion, broccoli, halloumi and plenty of garlic and black pepper. Alternatively, you can opt for a toasted sarmie with cheese and onion marmalade. The dense, gooey chocolate brownies and scones are a hit with locals. Take home a selection, and ask if they have any fresh bread. The beautifully bubbly baguettes are home-made, roasted in the wood oven.
There’s good Buondi coffee, freshly squeezed juices and milkshakes.
Relaxed - as you might expect in these parts.
The old house, with its blazing fireplace and sofas, is cosy and cluttered in a thoroughly comfortable way. Food is served on Mick Haigh’s own ceramic tableware, and paintings by Sally Haigh add colour to the walls. Gorgeous bowls of flowers - sweetpeas, garden roses or pincushion proteas - finish the picture. There’s a courtyard out back for the summer time.
Coffee and cake to break a drive, or a healthy harvest table spread.
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