I’m in Wagga Wagga early so I hit Jardine’s Cafe at 9am just in time for scones fresh from the oven. The place is bright, large, and popular with locals on their way to work and the cheery barista seems to know everybody’s name. Just past a wall selling lovely giftware, there are some refectory tables and plenty of smaller tables further back surrounded in fresh white interiors. Alternatively, on the footpath there’s inviting white timber garden-like furniture that would be more at home in an English garden. The scones are excellent, just the right balance: light, fluffy, creamy and melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The commercial raspberry jam is decent quality and the whipped cream is super thick. Although nothing fancy, the tea is served with a proper tea cup.
Tea: A range of loose-leaf teas in either a pot for one or two. The pot for one is plenty big to sit on.
Overall: Fresh, bright and friendly with excellent scones.
Location: 2/68 Baylis St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Ph: 02 6925 8897 facebook.com/jardinescafes/
Reviewed in December, 2019