Who can resist the promise of the ‘best scones’ in town? I know, I shouldn’t believe propaganda, but why not see how good they really are? Lillies & Limes Gourmet Catering is tucked away up a dull concrete alley right next door to the Morpeth Post Office. I guess if you are one of the dwindling clientele that uses a Post Office then you might notice the business, but honestly it that’s damn sign, so full of promises, that gets my attention. I manage to slink in just before an early closing time of 3pm and nab one of the few scones left. I must admit they do look good, big and wholesome. I wouldn’t call the place a cafe as such, more a big open plan kitchen with one large table and a bunch of small tables scattered around in the bland concrete courtyard. It looks like some serious cooking and baking gets done rather than lots of lingering. My spread (above) comes in at only $6! A bargain considering the big pot of loose-leaf tea, a massive dollop of chilled thickly whipped cream and a big soft and fluffy creamy tasting scone. Just wonderful! I overlook the average jam as everything else is superb.
Tea: A small selection of loose-leaf teas served in a generous teapot.
Overall: A top quality spread for a bargain price.
Location: 3/165 Swan St, Morpeth NSW 2321 Ph: 02 4933 7721 www.lilliesandlimes.com.au
Reviewed June, 2014