Don’t be surprised if you see a goat wearing a shimmering gold coat (or something else) tied up out the front of The Laughing Goat Cafe. Undoubtedly it is the café’s mascot, but I leave my goat introductions until after my scones, and by then the goat is gone, so I am none the wiser. Having a goat around, or even eating at a cafe named after a goat, has to be lucky – it is the Year of the Goat after all, so my timing is impeccable. The Laughing Goat Cafe shares the same roof as Southern Antiques, taking over the space from Beties Cafe that did a pretty good Devonshire Tea. I’m glad they’ve kept the same lovely tea cups and saucers, that’s a plus, but the scones don’t cut the grade. My friend and I both agree they are quite bland and gluey, needless to say my friend has decided not to share. I know it’s all about presentation when it comes to food, but seriously? The cream? It’s straight out of a can, and when I see the waitress grab it off the counter I visually slump in disappointment, and it doesn’t work sprayed on to the plate like that. The jam doesn’t score much better, coming in below average. It looks like a popular hang out, so maybe the rest of the menu is superb!
Tea: Along with a few standard loose-leaf teas there are a further seven imaginative organic blends.
Overall: Perfectly located for a combined dining and shopping outing.
Location: 243 Princes Hwy, Kogarah NSW 2217 Ph: 02 8021 0550
Reviewed February, 2015