La Fermette Dairy Farm and Cafe Bistro: The Ultimate Farm-To-Table Restaurant

We've gotten used to chef's being the superstars in every restaurants we have visited so far, but here in Davao City can you find a farmer with a salivating fan base.

People are talking about this little organic farm, more or less 40 minutes away from downtown Davao (depends on Davao's traffic scene). It's hard to believe that so much fertile beauty exist and a bit close to the heart of the city.

LA FERMETTE (The Small Farmhouse) Dairy Farm and Cafe Bistro opens its door last year as a table d'hôte or "Table of the Host" or "Farm to Table Hosting" concept. Wherein a multi-course meals are served (what is available in the farm) with only few choices are charged at a fixed total price. Now, its the one of the most anticipated restaurants for the farm-to-table set.

With a wall-to-wall French and Filipinos inspired decors.

Menu highlights from soft-spoken French and restaurant owner Jean-Michel Desreumaux together with his partner, Francis Eric Tam both loves to farm and cook at the same time.

"In France, When I'm still young I've always enjoyed cooking, even though I'm not trained, so initially it started off as a kind of an eating based in the farm. I get this from my grandmother and mother who loves to farm and cook and eventually I took over and ended up looking after the farm, as well enjoyed cooking. And it was a slow process, when I came here in the Philippines to be with my partner Eric, I think of a business that both of us will grow and with our surprised we enjoyed doing being out from a busy life of downtown Davao. Because we're actually both love to live in an urban wherein there is a farm we can plant our seedlings and grew animals like cow, goats, pigs, chicken, etc., and because we are also an advocate of sustainable natural farming, so we decided to have a restaurant called La Fermette," says Jean-Michel. 

These include Bahn-mi Bowl with chorizo (PHp180) and Bahn-mi Bowl with sesame fish fillet (PHp195)

Tarragon Chicken Cream, Poulet Basquaise (Basque Chicken), Adobo a la Carbonade Flamande (Adobong Baboy revisited with a French version), Pork Bourguignion

Tarragon Chicken Cream
with rice - PHp199
with rice and salad - PHp215
with pasta - PHp215

Poulet Basquaise (Basque Chicken)
with rice - PHp199
with rice and salad - PHp215
with pasta - PHp215

Adobo a la Carbonade Flamande (Adobong Baboy revisited with a French version)
with rice - PHp199
with rice and salad - PHp215

Pork Bourguignion
with rice - PHp199
with rice and salad - PHp215
with pasta - PHp215

Signature desserts to look forward --- their cakes (homemade cakes) - a La Fermette's Carrot Cake with granola toppings, Mango Charlotte (ala virgin as our group called it) and Chocolate To Die For with rum is a cake for a hardcore chocolate lovers!

Mango Charlotte

Chocolate To Die For with a little bit of rum

La Fermette's Carrot Cake with granola toppings

The Fresh Pesto Alugbati Pasta (PHp195) is a divine lite lunch option.

Highly Recommended!!!
It's worth the wait.

What's on offer

La Fermette is a Natural Dairy Farm and is PGS certified.

They produce and sell fresh milk and a Probiotic Kefir Yogurt.

They craft their own dairy delights such as butter, kefir yogurt, cream cheese, herbed cheese spread, aged cheese, etc...and baked authentic french baguettes and pastries.

They process their own cacao and homemade jams with fruits in season. 

3 month old cheese and 1 month old cheese

They craft their recipes from scratch with no preservatives or additives - its an MSG FREE!

La Fermette is expansive with a bigger square area, with distinct dining spaces and a counter bar on offer.  As you enter the Cafe you will be greeted by the people assigned in the counter.

The space to the right is much bigger and can accommodate more or less 50 pax.

While on the left it can cater more or less 15-20 pax.

They are planning to expand its Cafe Bistro to cater more big gatherings like parties and family reunion.

Visit them now at Purok 8 Tacunan, fronting DECA Homes Mintal Phase 10 Gate 1 or call for reservation 0927 024 3664