The town of Currie sits on the windward side of King Island where the Roaring Forty winds literally roar up from Antarctica. The tiny town centre, which is a small collection of essential shops, a bank and a few cafes, is set back from the harbour therefore protected from the elements. The Harbour Road Cafe located in a cute timber house with polished floors and high ceilings is on the road leading down to the harbour, so you won’t miss its colourful signage if heading that way out of town. There’s plenty of seating both inside, and out on the verandah that can be opened up in warmer weather. There are quite a few homemade goodies available including the scones. On this day, the scones are a bit dry, but have the potential to be lovely if fresher. The strawberry jam is average, neither good nor bad, and I’m spoilt with a serving of heavenly rich King Island cream.
Tea: An interesting selection of McIver loose-leaf teas as well as some Twinings tea, all served in a small pot with an extra pot of hot water on the side.
Overall: A cute and comfy cafe with a smashing deck for fine weather.
Location: 24 Edward St, Currie, King Island TAS 7256 Ph: 03 6462 1807
Reviewed in December, 2016