This is my second visit to Flower Power in Glenhaven for a Devonshire Tea. Although the cafe has new owners and a new look (and has done for some time), the atrium dining area still has the same acoustic issues. Dine in the dim interior if you prefer a quieter dining experience as the former is popular with large groups and kids. You’ll definitely work up an appetite, there is shopping galore! Not only is the garden centre huge, but also the attached shop has everything in the way of garden needs, homewares and gifts. Once done with the shopping, make your way downstairs to Frankie’s Food Factory. The place is an ideal gathering spot for large groups and families, as no doubt the indoor playground is a major drawcard. My tablecloth is a sheet of butcher’s paper and there’s a pot of crayons in case I feel creative, but more likely to keep kids occupied. Date scones are on the menu, and today, are slightly overdone in the microwave. Luckily the dates save them from being too dry. They arrive with a thimble-sized pot of mixed berry jam with triple the amount of thickly whipped cream. I promptly ask for another thimble, which is no problem for the attentive staff.
Tea: A basic range of loose-leaf teas served in a small teapot.
Overall: Big and boisterous – great for families and large groups.
Location: Flower Power Glenhaven, 609 Old Northern Rd, Glenhaven NSW 2156
Ph: 02 9899 2299 frankiesfoodfactory.com
Reviewed March, 2018