Talk about secret Sydney! This little vegetarian café living in the shadow of a flourishing florist is sensational. My visit coincides with a florist’s busiest time of the year, Valentines Day, and you can’t get through the door for red roses. Next door in the café, all is relaxed and I am tempted to try everything on the menu. I refocus to why I am here, the lavender scones, and going by their Facebook page they are supposed to be pretty amazing. Both the tea and the scones arrive on their separate timber serving boards, with a chocolate heart and a sprig of lavender sprucing up an already impressive and contemporary presentation. The scones are unusual, I even ask whether they have used a different flour, but I am told it’s the lavender that creates this taste and texture. Fresh and slightly crumbly, my friend says that they remind her of a ‘scoffin’ – part scone, part muffin. I call them modern. There is more than enough of the freshly whipped cream, but unfortunately far from enough of the exquisite homemade plum and clove jam.
Tea: A decent choice of interesting blends of loose-leaf teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: A ‘must do’ scone stop if you are in the area or not, as it’s well worth the trip.
Location: 359 Rocky Point Rd, Sans Souci NSW 2219 Ph: 02 9529 4448
Reviewed February, 2015