If entering the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park via Bobbin Head Road, it’s worth pausing at one of the North Turramurra cafes on the way. The village-like cluster of businesses is tucked away in the leafy north shore suburb, which means that it may take non-locals like myself, a while to discover. After a brisk bush walk and a visit to the Sphinx memorial, rest at one of the village cafes before hitting the Sydney traffic slog back home. The Bobbin Head Bakery is also a large cafe with simple indoor and outdoor seating. Signage on the footpath spruiks Devonshire Teas, but the young girl behind the counter looks at me quizzically when I ask for one. I’m a little shocked when my scone arrives, as there is nothing ‘scone’ about this imposter. Already cut in half and slightly toasted, the supposed scone looks unappetising, and, to be honest, it’s embarrassing! It’s a sad day when an average raspberry jam and mock cream that should be relegated to the cream buns, rates higher than the star attraction (the scone). There’s also a lag in the arrival of my tea, and I feel awkward as I wait before I dress my pathetic looking scone.
Tea: A basic selection of Twining tea bags served in a teapot.
Overall: A typical bakery cafe vibe.
Location: 278 Bobbin Head Rd, North Turramurra NSW 2074 Ph: 02 9144 2335
Reviewed October, 2017