A cruise ship pulled in to Albany early this morning and the town is unusually busy. Cafes are full, groups wait eagerly for Harley Davidson rides and the Western Australian Museum has a steady stream of visitors. For a small town, Albany has lots of attractions. Apart from the pretty coastline and King George Sound, and the recently opened National ANZAC Centre, Albany has a wealth of history, which even predates Fremantle and Perth. Since there is so much activity in town, I decide to lap it up and pull up a chair at York Street Cafe Restaurant. It’s pretty much in the middle of the main street and feels relaxed. I order one scone, which looks like it’s come out of the oven that morning (which, incidentally should be a given). It has a lovely texture and flavour, but is slightly dry. The raspberry jam is rich and fruity, and the double thick cream complements the scone and jam well.
Tea: A small choice of loose-leaf teas served in a teapot.
Overall: An excellent choice for scones in the main downtown hub.
Location: 184 York St, Albany WA 6330 Ph: 08 9842 1666 www.184york.com
Reviewed March, 2015