Situated in the previous digs of Sugar & Spice Cafe on the Big W/Woolworths side of the Katoomba Arcade, Piccolo Caffee Expresso looks pretty much the same apart from the roller girl mannequin out the front. The cafe is warm and the service friendly, if not quiet the Friday afternoon we visit. I’m impressed when a teacup and saucer arrive rather than a thick-rimmed coffee cup, which is obviously not a hard thing to do, I just wished other cafes could follow suit. Both plain and orange and current scones are available, so I take one of each, looking forward to something slightly different. The scones have that microwave warmth to them, and any longer being nuked would be too much. I do prefer the flavour and texture of the orange and current scone, whereas the plain is a bit chewy. The strawberry jam is quite average and doesn’t add any quality to the spread. The lightly whipped cream is sweet and erring towards Chantilly cream. Great if that’s your preference.
Tea: A small variety of tea bag teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: A quiet cafe tucked away from the tourists tramping the main street.
Location: Shop 6, 147 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780
Reviewed May, 2014