After wandering through Berrima’s antique shops and a visit to the historic Berrima Gaol, stop by the graceful Olde Magpie Cafe. Radiating an air of elegance and sophistication, it earns it’s place among Berrima’s best. Slink back into deep comfy wicker chairs out the front or remain indoors and enjoy the indulgent interiors. With heavy white cotton table cloths, its more restaurant than cafe, but who needs more formalities in the Southern Highlands? The Devonshire Tea is top class, with melt-in-your-mouth slightly sweet scones dusted in icing sugar accompanied with double thick dollop cream that holds itself together well in the 35 degree heat.
Tea: A selection of loose-leaf teas served in a large pot with extra hot water.
Overall: Elegant and refined, settle in for a few hours.
Location: 28 The Old Hume Highway, Berrima NSW 2577 Ph: 02 4877 2008 www.oldemagpiecafe.com.au
Reviewed in October, 2013