Simone Eclair is a Brisbane comedian and writer. Weekly lols and gigs at www.facebook.com/simone.eclair
Published July 6th 2015
A Hipster Playground
When the Bronte gourmands from Three Blue Ducks opened their bucolic hipster vision at the Byron turnoff, I did not expect 'Dreamworld for sea change urbanites' but it's magnificent. With multiple serving points and a rustic playground there is a sense of open space and it's easy access to the food, drinks and fortifying fresh air of the verdant farmland. The Farm produce is sourced locally and much of it is grown in the gardens onsite.
There are livestock to observe over a latte and a suitably complex yet tasty menu (breakfast includes smoked fish rillettes with dukkah and herb labne! Papaya and watermelon with curd and charred lime! Black rice porridge! Hearty sausage and bean baked eggs!)
Health infused farm walk before you party binge in Byron
Whether you are carrying a yoga mat or a screaming child all you need is some faded denim to complete the look. Beyond the exquisite design concept is the underlying philosophy of "Grow, Feed and Educate". The space co-habits the eateries and shops like the Three Blue Ducks Restaurant & Cafe, The Bread Social, Flowers at The Farm.
Activities are covered by the Fork in The Field children's workshops, Milkwood Permaculture courses and Farm Yoga. There is plenty of space although if you want a table you do need to wait to be seated—queue jumpers are shut down fast by the all-seeing wait staff. Located at the turnoff to Byron you can lazily lounge before sitting in the sluggish car crawl to the beach.