On the road to Springwood in the Gold Coast’s hinterland, Polly’s Country Kitchen spruiks its fresh-baked scones to lure in passersby. The old-style music, plastic chairs and tablecloths make for an unpretentious cafe in a region that pretense is everything. The menu oozes simple comfort food and their homemade scones reflect this. Surrounded by extensive well-kept lawns, it’s also a wedding venue and has a casual undercover dining area down by the gurgling stream. I love how my scones are served on a breadboard – very homey and they taste as fresh as the sign promises. The jam and cream are nothing extraordinary, but the scones are the highlight here. And the ‘too’ friendly kookaburras, which have made it their mission to share your meal.
Tea: A small variety served in a good-sized pot
Overall: A relaxed cafe far from the Gold Coast crowds.
Location: 1024 Springbrook Rd, Neranwood QLD 4213 Ph: 07 5530 3400
Reviewed in November, 2013