Located in the heart of the bustling shopping precinct that is World Square in Sydney’s CBD, Dovetail Cafe is strategically positioned to receive a heavy flow of passing pedestrian traffic. Not sure whether it’s named after the pseudo dovetail joints on display on the outer walls of the cafe, or the silhouettes of doves (as in birds) positioned around the place. The interior of the cafe maintains the random dove theme, and sticks with a bright, modern cafe look. The scones aren’t on the menu but are a reliable staple. They’re mediocre – neither good nor bad – and will suffice if you’re really hankering for one and don’t want to traipse up town. The one lousy strawberry sachet of jam is a disappointment and doesn’t meet my jam requirements, so I ask for another. The cream tastes like a synthetic whipped cream from a can, which is super light. Probably not the best choice of DT in the City.
Tea: A basic range of T2 loose-leaf teas served in a teapot, plus some ‘hand picked fine Chinese teas’.
Overall: A buzzy cafe easily located in bustling World Square.
Location: World Square, 9/644 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 8387 6257 dovetailcafe.com.au
Reviewed in September, 2017