Tucked away in suburbia, The Flower Power Garden Centre in Enfield is part of a larger complex, including a fruit and veg shop, and pet care supplies, that are all accessed via the one car park. Once in the garden centre shop, the garden world is your oyster. As well as pesticides, gardening tools and potting mix, buy scented candles, terrariums and cushions – an endless supply of gift ideas. Then there are the plants and the garden furniture; it’s difficult to leave empty-handed. The cafe is buzzing, and although the sun is shining, everyone seems crammed indoors rather than the sunny courtyard. Date or plain scones are available, but I stick with the plain. The scone is light, and you may want to order two if hungry. The raspberry compote, which is neither tart nor sweet, provides a change from standard jams, however a bigger portion wouldn’t go astray. The double thick dollop cream is a nice touch, and there’s more than enough to go around.
Tea: A small range of unusual Calmer Sutra loose leaf tea blends served in a tea pot. Choose from blends with names such as Peppermyrtle, Black Velvet, Emerald Bloom, Floral Field, Lady Melba, and Evermore.
Overall: A buzzy vibe with plenty of garden centre-style shopping.
Location: Flower Power Garden Centre, 27 Mitchell St, Enfield NSW 2136
Ph: 02 9747 5555 gardenhousecafe.com.au
Reviewed in August, 2017