In the old Gilberts Cafe space, The Roses Cafe forms the trio of businesses trading under the same name and who have venues in Yass and Goulburn. It’s a large space, and it’s a big job to create a cosy ambience. Also, considering the saturated Mittagong cafe scene, it’s considerably busy. The deli set up looks the same as the other The Roses Cafes. Today, the scones are very average, dry with a slight aftertaste. They look good, but that doesn’t always mean much. The strawberry jam is the standard cafe variety and the whipped fresh cream is a plus but isn’t particularly thick, lacking any body. As always the fresh strawberry garnish is a lovely touch.
Tea: A basic range of The Wood Roaster silk teabags served in a small chipped teapot.
Overall: A spacious venue that has the same offerings as the other The Roses Cafes.
Location: 86/88 Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575 Ph: 02 4871 3668 therosescafe.com.au
Reviewed August 2019