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The Farm Cafe Restaurant Review: Housed in a lovingly preserved Victorian, The Farm Café has a romantic, shadowy dining room and a charming but noisier bar. On pleasant days, many guests choose the patio garden that seems miles away from busy Burnside Avenue. The daily changing menu is determined by ingredient availability, with a predominantly vegetarian meal showcasing products from local farms. Although vegetables take center stage, the creative preparations and often rich sauces make dishes seem more luxurious than virtuous. Start with broccoli fritters with horseradish crème fraîche or sautéed mushrooms in an herb butter sauce. Move on to a butter lettuce salad with creamy blue cheese dressing. Next, try the homemade ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and pecans or asparagus, or the eggplant-based veggie burger. Pescatarians will enjoy sautéed Manila clams in a garlic wine sauce or grilled trout. For the determined carnivore, there's always a (locally grown) lamb dish. Craft cocktails are inventive. For instance, the Goldenrod is comprised of sparkling wine, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and a twist of orange --- and generously poured. There are also extensive wine and beer lists. On weekends or summer evenings, expect a wait, but at any time, count on friendly but leisurely service.