Everything at Flour Drum, from the produce-driven menu to the name, pays tribute to the farm. It’s run by Christopher Heaps, Johnny Ageletos, and Victor Li.
Free-range eggs from Archerfield Farm are served with sourdough toast from Brickfields on a breakfast menu printed on a chalkboard walls.
The lunch menu features hearty soups, salads and burgers, such as the chickpea burger with rocket, carrot, housemade beetroot relish, pickled zucchinis and housemade labneh; and the Angus beef burger with tomato, iceberg lettuce, melted vintage smoked cheddar, housemade dill pickles and chipotle mayo.
The homemade preserves and condiments are also for sale, a seasonal offering which may include beetroot relish; red capsicum and eggplant relish; chilli jam; pink grapefruit marmalade; and kiwi fruit jam. Also made on-site are cakes and sweets like the rocky road.
Coffee is supplied by Blind Coffee Roasters, the Mascot-based roaster run by Richie Maxfield (ex-Little Marionette, Two Chaps).
A 12-metre mural by local artist Scott Marsh depicting a quintessentially Australian pastoral scene covers a wall of the spacious back room, which is large enough to comfortably accommodate prams and wheelchairs.
Retro pieces sourced from op shops and Ageletos’ family home, located just a few streets away, dot the otherwise minimalist compressed cement fit out.