The Taree Craft Centre Inc. and Cottage Cafe are humming the day I visit. It’s the eve of their Quilting Exhibition and crafters are busily moving furniture and hanging quilts. Not a fan of craft, but I do love the odd tea cosy, particularly from a functional point of view. An owner of 20 varieties of tea, I’m always nursing pots of tea throughout the day, so a tea cosy comes in handy during winter. The Craft Centre not only sells crafty wares and trinkets but is a hub for folks to learn skills in knitting, crocheting, patchwork and quilting, scrapbooking and jewellery making. The Cottage Cafe offers a simple menu including plain or date scones served with butter. The scones taste homemade with a lovely texture but are microwaved a bit too much. The jam is thick, reminiscent of canned varieties, which I like, and the cream is fresh and thickly whipped, as it should be. The café opens Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 2pm.
Tea: A variety of tea bag teas served in a small pot.
Overall: An extensive craft shop with a comfy café that craft lovers would love.
Location: Taree Craft Centre Inc., Cnr High & Pulteney Sts, Taree NSW 2430 Ph: 02 6551 5766
Reviewed April, 2015