Lucky me. To get to this Observer ethical award-winning café from my home, all I have do is walk ten minutes through the allotments.
Here is chef, Paul Burton, holding my lunch – the aioli is homemade, with fennel from the next-door city farm and smoked mackerel from Cornwall. Paul used to work at Café Maitreya (another Bristol award-winning eaterie) and now he is a business partner in St Werburgh’s city farm café.
Note its hippy-trippy Hobbit-like décor, courtesy of artisan builders, Bristol Gnomes.
I wish I had a photo of the café’s owner, Leona Williamson, because she too has an ethereal quality – but like all fairies, she has power too.
When cooking in the Local Food Hero competition, she came up with a new concoction, with one hour to spare.
So impressed was Jay that he put her forward for the Observer‘s ethical awards.
It was Leona’s idea to use the animals on the city farm for food.
I totally approve.
Far better to be a conscious meat-eater that respects the animals than not give a thought to how they fared when alive.
These darling creatures currently living on the city farm may well end up in one of Leona’s famous goat stews. Reader, is this OK with you?