I feel pretty bad that I haven’t written about this place before, especially since it’s in my village, and quite honestly, it’s the best thing about my village.
Whenever I talk about Farsley, I always say “and we have this amazing cafe that does breakfasts as good as you’ll get in any nice London cafe”. And it’s true. I don’t know many places even in central Leeds that offer breakfast, lunch AND dinner and do it to such a high standard.
Spurred on by the closure of one of the less salubrious cafes in the village, I am writing to encourage you to support your local businesses otherwise they’ll close too. By spending more with local independent companies, you’ll help the local economy and support your community. Use it or lose it forever.
Mill Kitchen does everything, and it does it brilliantly. Breakfast and lunch seven days a week plus evenings on a Friday and Saturday. For breakfast, you’ll find the obligatory bacon sandwiches and eggs on toast, but you’ll also find that their Full English is made with homemade beans and you can get avocado with poached egg and hot sauce. Their Full English veggie alternative doesn’t make you feel like you’re missing out on meat either…
This is also a special that I had last summer, a Lebanese breakfast, with Merguez sausages and labneh. It was divine, I wish it was a full time option!
The lunch menu is also good – the sandwiches are made with Leeds Bread Coop bread. Since the menu changes quite often and we normally go there for breakfast, I don’t have any recent sandwich pics, but I can confirm that they are tasty. They also do non-sandwich items like this yoga bowl (since replaced with the “Nourish bowl” with Herbed quinoa & chickpeas with roast sweet potato, avocado, pickled radish, tahini-yoghurt sauce & toasted seeds)
Friday nights at The Mill are all about nibbles, cocktails and sharing plates, you don’t need to book, you can can just go down for that. Saturday nights are supperclub style and you need to buy tickets in advance. Each week they choose a different cookbook to make recipes from – I’m pretty gutted that we’ve missed out on some of our favourite chefs recently because we were busy with wedding activities. Supperclub prices are really good – £12.50 for two courses or three for £16. Not many places you can eat for that kind of price!
If you don’t fancy eating in there, there’s plenty to take away – pop in to get delicious olive oil, local luxury ice cream brand Northern Bloc and also tasty chocolate. Every day there’s a selection of freshly baked cakes and sweet treats and I even noticed sausage rolls on offer the other day.
I do feel that we’re incredibly lucky to have such a great place in our village, let alone in Leeds. Let’s help to support ventures like this!