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Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe

Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA

About Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe

The City Farm Café, open seven days a week, is the social heart of Windmill Hill City Farm and reflects its ethos by offering home-cooked, carefully sourced food. Next to the farmyard, with lots of outdoor space and picnic tables, it is super child-friendly and a haven of nature.

Our menu is constantly changing, but you can always find the best produce at the core of our dishes. We only serve meat when our own farm-reared meat is available. We took this decision to reduce our own footprint as a business, and to start a conversation about how much meat should be part of a sustainable diet. You’ll always find bright, colourful, veg-led dishes on our menu.

We use all the fresh produce we can from the farm itself, and the money we pay for these ingredients supports the farm’s charitable work, enabling them to offer volunteering opportunities to adults with support needs, who in turn help us to maintain these beautiful 4.5 acres. It’s a very neat and satisfying system!

As a proud Social Enterprise, it’s our mission to show that business can be done differently. We aim to balance the ‘triple bottom line’, returning a decent surplus to the farm each year, without compromising our environmental and social objectives.

Being a Social Enterprise means that we might make different decisions to traditional businesses. For example, we lost income when we decided to stop selling hard-to-recycle tetrapaks, and switched to refillable juice cups, but stuck with the decision because it was the right thing to do. We are very careful when it comes to choosing new suppliers, and ask a list of questions about everything from provenance to packaging. We work with existing suppliers to find more environmentally friendly solutions, such as working with our milk supplier to introduce returnable refillable containers.

If you would like to volunteer to help host a Chatter & Natter table at this venue, apply here.