Bridport on the top of Tassie is a pretty town and worthy of a diversion. If travelling between Launceston and The Bay of Fires, meander through the wineries in the Tamar Valley, and divert to Bridport to overlook Trent Water, a huge estuary that feeds into Bass Strait. It’s here that sleepy Bridport sits, attracting visitors for its laidback vibe. The Bridport Cafe is easy to spot. The gorgeous open-air dining area out the front makes the most of fine weather, and has views towards Trent Water. There’s a basketful of scones sitting on the counter, so there’s no way of missing out. Crisp and buttery, these scones are delicious! The raspberry jam doesn’t taste like it’s homemade but its thick, fruit-rich and good quality. There isn’t a lot in the thimble-sized dish but there’s no issue in getting a second one if you are heavy on the jam like I am. The cream is double thick making this a superb spread. I’m impressed with the tea cup and saucer; nice touch rather than a chunky coffee cup
Tea: A good range of T2 loose-leaf teas served in a small teapot, plus a tiny pot of hot water on the side.
Overall: Definitely the best cafe in town.
Location: 97 Main St, Bridport TAS 7262 Ph: 03 6356 0057
Reviewed August 2018