As soon as you turn into the tree-covered length of driveway, you can sense that Bischoff’s Cafe is going to be a good one. It’s easy to find, just head east from Currie in the direction of Naracoopa. It’s on the chilly side today and the cafe windows are shut tight so there’s neither a clear view nor a fresh breeze, put plenty of light streaming through the corrugated plastic sheets that act as the window of the place. Once again it’s one of those King Island businesses that is run from the owner’s abode, but this one is probably the fanciest. The chunky timber furnishings and cheery tropical cushions plus the opportunity to buy some locally made goods like skin products, as well as free range eggs and loose-leaf teas from Tassie, make this a ‘must-go-to ‘ when on King Island. If not for the good-sized homemade scones served on a breadboard alongside dainty tea ware, then for anything else on the menu. The strawberry jam tastes homemade, but I could be wrong. It has a smooth texture and reminds me of my own homemade jams. The cream is none other than King Island cream, but doesn’t have the same clotted cream texture as the others I’ve had on the island. However, it’s still thicker than most creams I’ve been served and is superb. The kiwi fruit garnish is a nice touch. The Art of Tea is a local Tassie favourite, and I had forgotten how good it is!
Tea: The Art of Tea loose-leaf tea served in a huge pot.
Overall: Cute and cosy serving quality goodies.
Location: Bischoff Rd, King Island TAS Ph: 0409 331 316
Reviewed in December, 2016