Known for its stunning harbour views, the Prime Minister’s Sydney digs, Luna Park and the best public swimming pool in Sydney (although the latter two are in Milson’s Point), my favourite Sydney suburb, Kirribilli, just got a little bit better. I have discovered a cafe where you can snack on either plain or date scones. The Kirribilli Village Cafe & Ristorante has been a firm fixture as eateries have continued to multiply over the past several years. Unpretentious and welcoming, Kirribilli maintains its village vibe whilst visitors traipse through on their way to snap spectacular night views of the city in lights or to be entertained at Luna Park. But if it’s scones you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. I only try the plain scones and for some odd reason (my friend has the same), both scones are – different. Both are too sweet, but one is denser like damper and the other is fluffy, more like you expect a scone to be. No biggie, but we think it’s weird. As the scones are quite sweet, the jam tastes even sweeter but is better than most. The cream is impressive, not quite, but it’s as good as clotted as you’re going to get Down Under. The monthly Kirribilli Market (held on the last Saturday of the month) is well worth a visit.
Tea: A few loose-leaf tea choices and several tea bag choices.
Overall: The corner location is THE place to be to people watch.
Location: Shop 1/3 Broughton St, Kirribilli NSW 2061 Ph: 02 9954 6015
Reviewed March, 2014