More restaurant than beach kiosk, Trial Bay Kiosk is smack bang in the middle of Arakoon National Park and beautiful South West Rocks. If you’re camping, it’s a lovely and convenient spot to hang out on the timber deck. Looking over one of the National Park’s campgrounds, the view of Trial Bay is in the distance rather than on its doorstep. Just down the road is the historic Trial Bay Goal, which is well worth a visit, if not for the history, for its position on the headland. The sweeping white sand beaches are a big draw card, as is the top dive site, Fish Rock Cave. The Kiosk’s kitchen closes at 2pm so don’t leave a visit too late. There is date and plain scones on the menu, and the day I visit, my scone was made to order. Very fresh, a definite homemade texture and straight from the oven, what could be better than that? The small serving of jam is a bit frugal and the cream, although freshly whipped, errs on the light side.
Tea: A variety of Lipton teabags served in a pot.
Overall: A convenient cafe when you get sick of camp food.
Location: Arakoon National Park, Cardwell St, South West Rocks NSW 2431 Ph: 02 6566 7100 www.trialbaykiosk.com.au
Reviewed in October, 2013