South of Port Macquarie and a short diversion from the Pacific Highway, you’ll find mid north coast hospitality and a pretty place to chill in historic Kendall at Miss Nellie’s Cafe. After a quick look around town, it isn’t too big; settle in at the cafe for some chill time. Depending on the weather there are three seating options; out the front under the awning, in a semi open side annex attached to the side of the main building, and inside, the heart of all the action. On the menu are both half and full serves so you can order according to your appetite. The plain scones are just like you would expect from your nanna; soft and fluffy – all melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The homemade strawberry jam is a bit runny, and because I am sitting in a lounge chair and not at a table, I manage to drip some down the front of me. The cream is fresh and whipped but needs to hit the fridge for a bit. When you can finally tear yourself away from the serenity, check out the local goodies that they have for sale.
Tea: A small range of World Par-TEA loose-leaf teas served in a smallish pot.
Overall: A cute café in a quiet heritage town.
Location: 33 River St, Kendall NSW 2439 Ph: 02 6559 0085 www.missnelliescafe.com.au