Since my last visit, Gundagai has definitely turned a corner. The street curbing has been redone, footpaths seem wider and heritage buildings have been whipped into shape – unfortunately for some it’s hard to see much left of its heritage. The whole place has a feeling of gentrification, drawing visitors beyond the Dog on the Tucker at the northern end of town. In the middle of town, Sheridan Bouteaque is located next door to the well-established Niagara Cafe, a long-standing Milk Bar with booths and all! If you need to stock up on loose-leaf teas, the Bouteaque has a big enough range to choose from, and you can sample one with your scone. It’s my lucky day and I nab the last scone. It’s large, fresh and fluffy, and served with rich raspberry jam and thickly whipped cream. Due to the size of the scone, I can do with more jam, as there is a lot of surface area to cover. The overall Devonshire Tea price is reasonable but my partner orders lunch, and although good, the serving is small and expensive.
Tea: A good range of loose-leaf teas served in a small teapot.
Overall: A cosy cafe in Gundagai’s historic heart.
Location: Ph: 0448 531 271
Reviewed December, 2017