The newly revamped section of the Macquarie Shopping Centre offers yet more ways to part with your cash. On my way to Passiontree Velvet, I must admit, I do get waylaid by all the pretty, new and shiny things, who wouldn’t? Currently, this is Sydney’s only Passsiontree Velvet, but my second try after my visit to Westfields Carindale, Brisbane, earlier this year. The layout is same, the only difference is the lighting; the Macquarie Centre is moody and dim and feels cosy although it’s an open plan café in the middle of the concourse. I try both the plain and fruit scones, with a hint of microwave. They are also slightly dry, but it is after 3pm. The jam is slightly better than average, but still for $13.50, you would expect a bit more than good quality tea and double thick cream.
Tea: An interesting selection of Harney & Sons loose-leaf teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: A tea room vibe and the best on offer at the Macquarie Centre.
Location: Macquarie Shopping Centre, Corner Herring and Waterloo Rds, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Reviewed September, 2015