It may not be perched on the water like other Balmoral properties, but Simple Simons Coffee House is just that – simple digs delivering quality goods. Located next door to the fish ‘n’ chip shop on the corner (just look for the crowd and queues in summer), Simple Simons has alfresco dining on the footpath that is enclosed in the cooler months. I stick my head in not expecting to find a scone filled cake container on the counter. The scones are super light and fluffy – and taste exceptional! The rich raspberry jam and double thick cream finish off the ensemble beautifully. For a few extra bucks, there’s an option (verbal) to add fresh strawberries to the spread. Here’s hoping that these babies stick around on the menu.
Tea: A basic range of loose-leaf teas served in a teapot.
Overall: Expect big things from a simple place.
Location: 11A The Esplanade, Balmoral NSW 2088 Ph: 02 9960 7222
Reviewed in September, 2017