The name Parkview implies sweeping and uninterrupted park views. In actual fact the view of the park from Cafe Parkview is between parked cars and through passing traffic. But that’s okay, because the pretty south coast town of Kiama with its famed blowhole, lovely beaches and picture postcard coastline is calm and collected, so a few cars between scones and the view of the park is irrelevant. The cafe interior hints of beachside holidays and diners can sit on the footpath and vie for that park view. Both plain and date scones are available, and I try the date, which isn’t sickly sweet like many date scones I have tasted. Crispy on the outside, the scone is fluffy on the inside with small pieces rather than large chunks of dates. The chilled cream is thickly whipped and the jam is good enough, but it won’t win any awards. The blowhole is an easy meander from the cafe.
Tea: A basic range of loose-leaf Temple Tea served in a pot.
Overall: A relaxed cafe, while not on the park, has views of the park opposite.