The House of Rhubarba sign is small and totally overshadowed by the old signage for the takeaway Fish ‘n’ Chips shop. To be honest, I don’t see the shop at all, for my eyes are focused on Cafe Rhubaba. Just in the entrance of the cafe are a selection of rhubarb products; jams, jellies, vinegar and vinaigrettes, chutney and relishes, products of the House of Rhubarba. The cafe has a country feel, which is Scottsdale to a tee, and with a seating area outside you can watch the locals go about their business. Shirley’s scones are fresh from the oven. The triple serve scones are small and crispy, sensationally fresh. The jelly jam is interesting – could it be rhubarb jelly? Or is it jam? I don’t ask, but it’s a lovely addition and pairs well with the whipped cream, which is super thick. Love the China tea cup.
Tea: A small selection of teabags served in a teapot. Expensive at $5 a pot!
Overall: A homely affair.
Location: 15 King St, Scottsdale TAS 7260 Ph: 03 6366 6028
Reviewed December, 2017