Cafenatics cafes are all over the place, and I feel like I’ve had my head in the sand as I have never noticed the cafe chain. This outlet is tucked away in the QV Melbourne shopping mall in the CBD. It’s quite stark but I find the booths kind of cool and private for a catch up session with friends. In the cake cabinet, the scones look great, but once delivered, my scone has been lightly toasted and severed in two – and not quite the scone it once was. There’s not enough of the jam as the scone is on the large size, and probably just as well because the jam is sickly sweet. The synthetic cream from an aerosol can is so soft and melts before my eyes into a milky pool of something. With low quality spreads like this on the market, its little wonder the scone eating has waned.
Tea: A small selection of Tea Drop silk pyramid tea bags, served in a cup with a lid. A total rip off at the price.
Overall: A very ordinary experience, although the booths are cool.
Location: QV Melbourne, Red Cape Lane, Swanston St & Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: 03 9654 9096 qv.com.au
Reviewed in September, 2017