Everyone loves to wander and gaze at all the pretty kitchen and homeware items at Peter’s of Kensington. Only a smidgen of the size as the flagship store in Kensington, the compact store adds value to a shopping stint at Birkenhead Point Outlet Mall. These days there is nothing ‘outlet-like’ about it, with similar prices offered at mainstream shopping malls. Adjacent to the store in an open space where shoppers can gaze over the main atrium and enjoy the daylight from glass ceilings, the Peter’s of Kensington Cafe is a pleasant place to hang out in. A blackboard invites diners in for a Devonshire Tea, and taking a look around, many have taken the suggestion seriously. The single scone has a creamy texture with a hint of sweetness. It’s paired with fresh cream that’s dispensed from a cream canister (therefore is fly-away light) and a standard cafe strawberry jam. It’s a bummer the tea is served with thick-rimmed coffee cups, as just in the entrance of the store dainty tea cups beckon.
Tea: A basic choice of loose-leaf teas served in a small teapot.
Overall: Light and bright with a touch of Peter’s of Kensington class.
Location: Birkenhead Point, Shop 50-51, 19 Roseby St,
Ph: 02 9662 1099
Reviewed August 2018