An indoor/outdoor cafe on a quiet thoroughfare connecting busy Military Road to the more serene Woolworths car park, Mediterranean Paradise is the latest cafe to take up residence in this prime location. The Greek cafe/restaurant is a welcome change to the Neutral Bay dining scene and rounds off the plethora of offerings. I miss the small sign attached to a menu board spruiking Maria’s scones on the way in, so am surprised to see a tray of scones sitting on the counter at a Greek restaurant. Scones aren’t on the very extensive menu, so I’m not sure whether they are a constant, or whether Maria bakes when she feels like it. My scone arrives split and lightly toasted. I’m not a fan of the toasted scone but nonetheless it tastes good, and probably would be better with a blast of heat in the oven. The average strawberry jam is paired with fresh cream dispensed from a cream canister that looks tidy, but is too light for me. It’s a friendly place and the presentation of the DT spread, is better than most.
Tea: A selection of loose-leaf teas served in a lovely teapot.
Overall: Not a bad cafe in the middle of Neutral Bay away from noisy and hectic Military Road.
Location: Theo Arcade, 202-212 Military Rd, Neutral Bay NSW 2089 Ph: 02 9953 4623 business.site
Reviewed in January 2020