Crossbar Cafe

DT@Crossbar Cafe - NGV - Melbourne#2

My vanilla sencha T2 tea goes down a treat after my flight from Sydney. I am at the National Gallery of Victoria in Federation Square, and have a chuckle at the Mix Tape 1980s exhibition that reminds me of my youth. I am mesmerised by the footage of bands such as the Go Gos and INXS and their Countdown performances. On the same floor I find Crossbar Cafe, a bright corner to take a break from the art. When I visit they have a menu that reflects the 80s – I didn’t realise we had food relating to that era – so if you must, have your Quiche Lorraine and Tuna Bake. They serve scones singularly here, but you can add to the order if you like. My scone has the texture of a bread roll with a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. There is an ample amount of jam and cream for one scone, which is a bonus, and I’m happy with the double thick cream but the jam is a cheap variety.

Scones: 

Jam: 

Cream: 

Tea: A good variety of T2 loose-leaf tea teabags served in a good-sized pot.

Price: $$

Overall: A pleasant place to take a break from the art.

Location: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: 03 8620 2222
Reviewed in April, 2013
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