The Abbey Home Farm Café, near Cirencester, is a treat for vegetarians – since while it is not a vegetarian café (or farm), their philosophy is that meat should be a treat, so they only serve it on Sundays. The rest of the time the food is vegetarian and vegan as well as organic. The café’s changing daily menu is inspired by the food available on the farm and the freshness shows when you taste the food.
The farm itself has been in the same family since the 16th century and began the conversion to organic in 1990. The café is attached to the extensive organic shop, which sells farm grown produce, bread (some made from wheat grown on the farm), ready-meals and an impressive array of other organic goodies. There are signposted walks around the farm and various camping options too.
We had vegetables in a peanut sauce with a selection of salads, a large salad plate with the full range of fresh salads and pasta with tomato sauce. The food was wonderfully fresh with a great range of flavours and textures. The lovely dining areas and outdoor seating also meant that we lingered over coffee and an indulgently creamy carrot cake!
Abbey Home Farm Café, Burford Road, Cirencester, GL7 5HF