Last year I planted an herb garden, and since then I’ve come to really appreciate garden centres. The good thing here is, garden centres are notoriously famous for having cafes attached to them that serve scones – I’m talking about nine times out of ten! And Flower Power in Taren Point is no exception. It sells all the usual goodies needed to plant and grow a successful garden, and has Bud Cafe, which is open and airy and just a few metres from the front door and carpark. Relaxed and friendly, the cafe is well-priced for good quality fare, and I can see why there is a steady flow of customers. Served with a dusting of icing sugar, the homemade scones are superb: creamy, fresh and totally more-ish. Accompanying them is a dish of chilled and firm Chantilly cream where you can actually taste the vanilla. The only let down are the two sachet’s of jam, which are insufficient and really, should never be served with good quality scones, or any scones for that matter.
Tea: A small selection of T2 loose-leaf teas served in a standard sized teapot.
Overall: Well-priced and convenient, just what you want after an exhausting shopping expedition.
Location: Flower Power Garden Centre, Cnr Holt Rd & Taren Point Rd, Taren Point NSW 2229
Ph: 0415 283 283 flowerpower.com.au