Egg’s office in Northbridge is just around the corner from Source Foods so she often pops in for a coffee or lunch. She loves the fresh, sustainable produce used and urged me to have lunch with her and check it out for myself.
Source offers a range of salads, wraps, burgers and all day breakfast food. Two blackboards list the regular items and daily specials. They also makes smoothies and fresh juices, and serve a range of loose leaf teas.
Egg went for a Haloumi, herbed couscous, roasted sweet potato, pomegranate, walnuts and harissa yoghurt at $17. The colours were beautiful and the flavours fresh. After a taste test, I wished I had chosen this.
My smoked salmon, cream cheese and salad bagel was also fresh and it hit the spot, but I really should have chosen the salad. Ah, food envy….
The coffee is made from single origin beans, and sourced from small local roasters.
Source’s prices may be a bit higher than your typical lunch cafe, but the cafe’s ethos and commitment to sourcing sustainable and local produce, means that your food miles are low and you are dining ethically. The beef, chicken, eggs and tempeh used are either organic, free range or biodynamic, and the bread used in the sandwiches is organic. It’s sadly not always possible to dine with a conscience, but Source Foods is doing its darndest to give us that opportunity. The staff are passionate about what they are serving up, and are happy to be there. You’d be hard pressed to not love this place.