Moment and Memories Tea Room is the kind of place where Devonshire Tea memories are made. It’s all pink and white decor, linen table cloths, proper napkins, and china tea sets. Ideal for groups, the large round tables, and the smaller more intimate tables, take up most of the floorspace, while the walls are lined with teapot and tea ware collections as well as tea, tea cosies, teapots, tea sets, and cake stands that are for sale. From the extensive tea menu, at least a quarter of what’s available are already packaged up and ready to go if you want to take some home, and the same goes for the homemade jams. The standard Devonshire Tea comes with a plain and sultana scone, but there are others such as date, and apricot and almond to choose from, but those with a savoury palate may prefer the pumpkin. My plain scone rates a perfect score; crisp, creamy and fluffy, all rolled into one. The sultana is up there but is a bit tough on the bottom and doesn’t taste as fresh. There’s a fabulous choice of housemade jams, with raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, and apricot on offer, and also others made from seasonal fruit. I have the blackberry, but it tastes as those it has crystallised, which is a shame as it looks rich and fruity, especially in the jam jars that are for sale, instead its akin to eating sugar cubes. The cream is of course double thick, and plenty of it. The Tea Room is open Wednesday to Sunday, but probably give them a call in case there is a function on.
Tea: 61 varieties of loose-leaf teas from Melbourne outfit, Tea Leaves. Served in a transparent pot so you can watch the brewing the process.
Overall: Quaint – the quintessential tea room.