CONTACT

Toni Krasicki BHMS(Ex Sc) PGradDipHlthProm

Employment: 
Health and Travel Writer
I have been published in:

  •  Fitness First magazine
  •  What’s New in Fitness
  • OH! Magazine
  • Great Walks
  • Escape Travel
  • Active Retirees
  • Runway (Perth Airport)

Group Fitness Instructor: Having taught many styles of group fitness classes over the last 23 years, I now specialises in RPM and Aqua.

Address: Sydney, NSW Australia
Ph: +61 (0) 435 060 475
Email: tonikrasicki@outlook.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/toni-krasicki/75/1aa/658
Writing Portfolio: www.tonikrasicki.com.au
Twitterwww.twitter.com/devonshireteas
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedevonshireteaguide?ref=hl
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thedevonshireteaguide

 

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17 thoughts on “CONTACT

  1. I’ve been following your Devonshire Tea Guide for ages and love the way you describe the cafes, scones and teas etc. I would love to see your comments about food in general at the cafes you visit, maybe at a different time. Keep up the Devonshire Teas too!

    • Hi Amanda,

      Thanks for getting in contact. Some of the places I have have mentioned have shorter opening weeks as they are in tourist areas, but most are open 7 days, or at least 6 days. What ones are you referring to? The ones that have shorter opening days, I try to mention that. I don’t choose which ones I review. I basically come across them, eat scones and write them up. 🙂

      Thanks again Amanda,

      Cheers,

      Toni

  2. Hi Toni

    I love the idea of your blog and would love to give you a mention on my blog (babybloomin.wordpress.com). However, when I select Qld, nothing happens! I know that you have reviewed some places in Queensland, mentioned in your top pics. Am I doing something wrong? Would love to be able to use your guide – we all love a good Debo shore Tea and your blog looks great!

    • Hey there,

      Thanks for getting in contact. That would be fabulous giving me a mention! I see what you mean. So rather than click on QLD, move over to the sub folders such as Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast. Have a look and see if that works.

      🙂 Thanks again…would love that more people know about it, the humble Devonshire Tea is living in the shadow of High Teas..;-)

      Let me know of any I need to review, as I’ll probably do a trip towards the end of the year to south-east Qld, my friend in Brisbane has already a growing list.

      Cheers,

      Toni

  3. Hi Toni,

    What a fabulous site – congrats!

    You are definitely a girl after my own heart!

    I came across your site whilst trying to find a new spot in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney to take the members of Sydney Tea Tastings Meetup Group to. We decided on the Vaucluse Tea Rooms 🙂 Would love for you to join us if you are free – details can be found here:

    Devonshire Tea at Vaucluse House Tearooms

    Friday, Nov 7, 2014, 10:00 AM

    Vaucluse House Tearooms
    Wentworth Road Vaucluse, AU

    2 Tea Lovers Attending

    Let’s celebrate Spring (and Friday!) with Devonshire Tea at Vaucluse House.Freshly baked warm scones with three berry jam and clotted cream served with choice of tea … mmm delicious!$14 per person payable on the day to cafe.Free parking on site.RSVP will close 2 days before the event. Minimum of 4 attendees for meetup to go ahead otherwise i…

    Check out this Meetup →

    Anne x

    • Hi Anne,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      I would love to join you! I might be a tad late as I am teaching a couple of aqua classes until 9.30am in Willoughby, so depends on the traffic.

      See you on the 7th!

      Toni

  4. Hi Toni,

    As an expat Victorian now exiled to Qld, trying to find a decent Devonshire tea is like trying to find the holy grail. Unless the café owners are from down south some of the waitresses look at you as if you have 2 heads when you ask for a Devonshire Tea. One of your referenced cafes, Wild Berry at Samford is now closed, apparently permanently which is a loss as their Devonshire teas were almost there. The best Devonshire I found when I first moved to Qld. was the Mt. Glorious café which has now changed hands and name to Cloverlea Cottage. As with a lot of ownership changes, the quality deteriorates as the price goes up. Now off my list. Every time I travel to Victoria my first thoughts are all the choices of cafes with the best Devonshire teas, so many choices, so little time.

    If I find any Qld. cafes that are good enough to make your list I will send you the info

    Great website,

    Tony

    • Hi Tony,

      Thanks for getting in touch and updating me with the DT situation in QLD! A friend of mine lives in Cedar Creek, but I guess with two little kids she hasn’t noticed the closure of Wild Berry. I don’t whether The Flying Nun is still there? I don;t think it is, but they did some really good scones too!

      It’s funny you mention Mt Glorious Cafe, is that the one that had a Germanic theme? my friend and I had scones there about six years ago, but it was really disappointing, the scones tasted like the packet ones from Woolies. Next time I am up that way I’ll be sure to head to Mt Glorious and I believe Dayborough have some places doing them. It really is difficult to get a good spread. There aren’t that many places at the 400 plus that I have tried that I would recommend. When I first started going through all my scraps of paper when putting the blog together, I called up cafes to make sure they still sell DTs. I called a cafe near Manly and asked whether they still served Devonshire Teas, the very young man said “no, but we have English Breakfast and Earl Grey!” Love it! Before naming this blog, I discussed the name with several people and decided that ‘Devonshire Tea’ was/is the best all round recognisable name in Australia, although in essence, we are eating Cornish cream teas, in Devon they put the cream on the bottom…

      I’ve just been to the UK, and the best thing is the clotted cream, although they don’t warm their scones, which I think warm and fresh out of the oven is best.

      I have a list as long as my arm for my next visit to Victoria, there are so many places to try, and I’ll take the good with the bad..and let the reader/diner decide for themselves. It’s amazing how many cafes/eateries change hands or close down. I’ve never really taken notice before!

      Thanks again Tony, and be sure to let me know if you do any I haven’t covered. Oh, if you head across the border to Murwillumbah, head up the valley to a tiny village and check out ‘Flutterbies’..kitsch but fun!

      Cheers,

      Toni

  5. Hi Toni

    This is Marlon from Sugar ‘n Spice in Chatswood Chase. I recently notice you came to our restaurant and tried our scones and that you had a few kind words to share.

    Just wanted to say thank you and in return offer you to bring 10 people of your choice on any day and st any time to have tea and scones.

    You can contact myself direct on

    0420834026
    marlongoldstein@yahoo.com

  6. Hello Toni,
    I have loved reading your blog and am amazed at the diligence and just how many devonshire teas you find. A few years ago I started a mobile high tea business – which has now morphed for various reasons into a mobile scone making and eating class. But the purpose of this contact is just to let you know that I used your blog as a reference to find the best Devonshire Tea on a recent train trip to Moss Vale from Melbourne. My pick was Dirty Janes in Bowral – unfortunately they were very busy and did not appear to know how to deal with a waiting queue and while we were waiting my husband had such a nose bleed that instead we spent the afternoon at the Bowral hospital – which I won’t review. However (sorry this is so long) a highlight was the Devonshire Tea on the train. Yes it was heated in a plastic bag with packet jam but really good cream but there is something about having it on a train that just makes it an adventure. I took a couple of pics but not sure if or how to attach them here – but if you would like to see them I can email. Also I will only post my personal address here – I can send details of my business if you are interested.
    Thanks for inspiring the hunt for Devonshire Teas,
    Kind regards,

    Therese Slee

    • Hi Therese,

      Thanks for following. I’m a bit obsessed, I guess I love to collect data on Devonshire Teas. It’s quite amazing how many places do scones! And, how many people actually like eating them, but never admit or even think about it.

      Your business sounds great. I have visions of a DT Truck, just going to markets and keeping it simple but providing a top quality DT. It won’t happen, as I guess I would rather dig around, find them and write about the experiences.

      Dirty Janes! Good choice. It is rather tight in there. I think we visited on a Friday afternoon in winter so there were no queues. Good for you having one on the train, and yes it’s definitely about the adventure! I’m going on the Spirit of Tasmania in December, maybe they have scones?Initially when I was setting up the blog, I was going to call it ‘Devonshire Tea Adventures’, but decided on something more self explanatory.

      Yes please, send me some pics and details of your business. My email address is tonikrasicki@outlook.com

      Thanks for getting in touch Therese,

      Cheers,
      Toni

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