I know visiting anywhere that requires customer service on New Years’ Day is probably not the best idea. It’s 11am and we are the only customers at the Katoomba Falls Kiosk, and still the service is a little lax. Not slow or bad, just a tad blasé. From it’s historic exterior, the Kiosk has always intrigued me, but now, with doors thrown open to the warm summer’s day, the cafe is rather sterile and nothing more than an ordinary takeaway joint to lure tourists. It’s in the right spot as everyone driving to Scenic World or walking back from the Skyway, because they refuse to queue again for the return ride, will pass by it. The place has a lovely garden but not many shady tables when it’s hot, however maybe the umbrellas weren’t put out yet? Overall the whole spread is rather average, the scone is passable and fresh enough – not bad, the jam, good enough, but the cream too airy. Considering there are so many great Devonshire Tea options in the area, this spread, one scone and a mug of tea, is way overpriced for both quality and quantity.
Tea: A motley selection of tea bags served in a small coffee cup or mug.
Overall: Despite the location this cafe is soulless much like the tourist mecca up the road.
Location: Katoomba Falls, 102b Cliff Drv, Katoomba NSW 2780 Ph: 02 4782 4868
Reviewed January, 2015