Even though the last revamp and extension was several years ago, I still can’t get my head around navigating Westfield Warringah Mall. I’m putting it down to infrequent shopping trips or perhaps I’m just too lazy to read the directory. Although not a ‘Mall Rat’, Westfield Warringah Mall is my preferred; full of natural light, spaces open to the skies and with lots of areas (some now with oversized cushions) to loll around in. Jamaica Blue (I didn’t even know it was this franchise until I ordered and paid) indiscreetly occupies central floor space under a glass ceiling. Light, bright and dare I say inviting, the cafe is a convenient option if it’s a scone you are after. Said scone is more bread roll than traditional scone, but in saying that, it doesn’t scrub up too badly. The jam is a sweet syrupy concoction and puts quality jam to shame. Although the cream is fresh, it’s light and no doubt from a cream canister and better suited to ice chocolates. Try not to get too lost in the labyrinthine shopping mall!
Tea: A basic selection of Elmstock loose-leaf teas served in a teapot.
Overall: A coffee shop franchise that doesn’t feel like a cardboard cut out.
Location: Westfield Warringah Mall,
Ph: 02 9939 3281 jamaicablue.com.au
Reviewed June 2018