The Southern Highlands, usually a cool respite from the heat on the lowlands is sweltering today, just like much of the rest of the state. The streets are quite deserted and I am thinking everyone is indoors escaping the heat. And that’s just what we do at Gilbert’s of Mittagong. The spacious cafe is light and bright but cooled down by the air conditioning. There’s a selection of seating including a few lounges, and a few tables outside for those who like to brave the elements. The scones are huge, so huge that I opt for just the one. It’s tasty but a bit heavy, and more meal than snack. The raspberry jam is rich and the freshly whipped cream is not too light like a lot of them. Although, with a combination of the 35 degree temperatures outside and the warm scone, the cream has no choice but to melt pretty quickly.
Tea: Tea Tonic loose-leaf teas served in a big pot.
Overall: A spacious and comfy cafe.
Location: 86/88 Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575 Ph: 02 4872 2377
Reviewed in October, 2013