The Hume Freeway is a double-edged sword. While it whizzes along at 110km/hr connecting overland Sydney to Melbourne travellers with as least hassle as possible, it also bypasses the cute and character-filled towns along the way. Euroa, just one of many Victorian towns in bushranger country, is a delight for weary travellers. It’s pretty parks with meandering waterways are perfect for leg stretching, and if you are more interested in history there are a few heritage-listed sites and monuments, and the infamous National Back that was robbed by Ned Kelly in 1878. In the northern part of town, Jumping Jumbuck Restaurant is a height of activity this Sunday morning. If it is warmer weather I’d sit out the front at one of the tables on the grassed area, otherwise there are a few rooms to choose from inside. One large already dressed scone arrives at my table. It’s definitely fresh, but the jam and cream make it a bit difficult to really decide on its full merits. The two massive dollops of thickly whipped cream are more than enough for coverage. Actually there is such an over-abundance of cream that it’s hard to notice the strawberry jam at all. It’s the average cafe kind: good enough for most things except scones! In saying that, at least there is enough jam to cover both sides.
Tea: A good range of T2 loose-leaf teas served in a small teapot.
Overall: A lovely Devonshire Tea and well-worth the diversion off the Hume freeway for a touch of swagmen and bushrangers.
Location: Ph: 03 5795 1181
Reviewed September 2019