From the outside, Peppermints in downtown Glen Innes looks rather cool and I expect an ice cream parlour with booths inside. Instead it’s a cafe with a pretty paint job on the outside and an even prettier name. I prop myself up at the bar at the window so I can people watch. An old farmer pulls out with a cattle dog tied to the back of his Ute, just as a souped up Holden Ute sporting a shiny set of hunting lights and an even brasher number plate pulls up out front – I am surprised to see a woman step out from behind the wheel. Meanwhile my scones arrive looking pretty good. They taste a little over microwaved and chewy, but have potential. The jam is average and the cream is very light and airy like it’s out of a can. I must say I do enjoy the loose-leaf tea which sometimes is few and far between.
Tea: A small variety of loose-leaf teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: An ordinary cafe with a cool name.
Location: 215 Grey St, Glen Innes NSW 2370 Ph: 02 6732 5914
Reviewed in October, 2013