I think I’ve managed to beat the crowds in Berrima. Visitors to this 1830s established village are still probably perusing the shops, poking around the Berrima Courthouse or lost in the hedge maze in the gardens of Harper’s Mansion. With my sightseeing done and dusted, and a few packets of loose-leaf tea stowed in my handbag, I’m an early bird at The Courtyard Cafe, there are still plenty of tables available both inside and out. It’s Saturday morning and the scones aren’t long out of the oven. Fresh, light and fluffy with a light dusting of icing sugar – what more can you ask for in a scone? It’s a shame that the jam is average and the cream super light and airy, but the scone carries these guys even though they aren’t up there in the quality stakes.
Tea: The usual variety of loose-leaf teas served in a small pot.
Overall: A homely cafe that seems popular with the locals.