There’s something special about having a Devonshire Tea in a cafe nestled within a department store. It reminds me of the old days when department stores were decadent, long before the advent of online shopping. Although small compared to Sydney’s David Jones store, the smaller Wollongong store has The Cafe at David Jones which is situated on the overhead pedestrian walkway linking the department store to a shopping mall across the Crown Street Mall. The cafe is in a prime position, affording a pleasant view down the Mall towards the Tasman Sea that looks awfully inviting this day. The scones have potential, if they were fresh, and are the perfect size for a snack. The fresh cream is way too light (aerosol rather than whipped) and the jam, well, are in sachets.
Tea: A basic choice of loose-leaf teas served in a small pot.
Overall: Relaxing spot with a view.
Location: David Jones Wollongong, 169 Crown Street Mall, Wollongong NSW 2500 Ph: 02 4252 5555
Reviewed in November, 2014