More country than beachy, Moruya is best known for the granite that was quarried and shipped up to Sydney almost a hundred years ago to be used on the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The town is pretty proud of this and not afraid to let you know by the looks of the signs on entering both from the north and south of town. A collection of historical building are scattered throughout the centre of town and Cafe on Vulcan is one of several well-kept buildings but more than that, it’s built from the very material it is famous for. There’s indoor seating in the high vaulted front room or under shady umbrellas in the rear courtyard. You can order as many scones as you like, but I stick with one. I’m slightly miffed that it comes already dressed with jam and cream, as I prefer to go through the process myself. The scones are definitely baked on the premises but are a bit rubbery and the cream although fresh is too light and melting quickly in the summer heat. I popped in to check whether they had scones as they are not on the menu, so if you are making a special stop, you may want to give them a call.
Tea: A selection of loose-leaf teas served in a cool transparent teapot.
Overall: Dine amongst the granite used on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Location: 57 Vulcan St, Moruya NSW 2537 Ph: 02 4474 4334 www.cafevulcan.com.au
Reviewed February, 2014