I’m in town with another 4,000 hungry cyclists, and food in cafes is disappearing like hotcakes after today’s long ride. At Margaret & Agnes I spy the pile of date scones on the counter and the friendly staff offer to put a scone aside for me so I can catch a few shops before they close. How nice is that? The date scone is huge, and I only need one. As it’s a date scone, it’s served with a few sachets of butter as well as the jam and cream. It’s over-microwaved and ends up being a bit dry around the edges. Straight out the oven or earlier in the day, the scone would be amazing – shame. The two sachets of strawberry jam are pathetic, but the double thick cream somewhat saves it. In fine weather grab one of the outdoor tables.
Tea: A basic range of loose-leaf tea served in a small teapot.
Overall: A bright and welcoming cafe located along the waterfront strip of businesses.
Location: 73 Bentinck St, Portland VIC 3305 Ph: 03 5548 4768 facebook.com
Reviewed in November, 2019