Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cape Lavender, Swan Valley, Western Australia

The Swan Valley is a lovely place to visit in the spring, so the High Tea Inspectors made a booking at Cape Lavender for their "Cape Lavender High Tea".

Situated in Cranleigh Street, I found it quiet and relaxing. The friendly staff offered a selection of hot savouries, sandwiches, baby cakes, mini scones with a generous amount of strawberry jam and cream, all with tea or coffee. My selection was a lovely pot of green tea.

This is just the place to get off the main roads and enjoy some excellent value. At $20 per person you can't go wrong.

They also have a lavender gift shop with everything lavender. I bought some lavender arthritic balm for my husband. I will let you know how it goes.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Baroque Bistro Patisserie, The Rocks, Sydney, N.S.W.

What a find, we struck gold in them "Rocks"!

We just stumbled upon this divine patisserie in the Rocks. Looking for a quick coffee turned into a wonderful hour savouring the best cake I have ever had (and that's a big call).

The choice was too great, and after much thought and consternation decided on the raspberry and passionfruit gateau with a flat white. My fellow cake lover chose the vanilla cheese cake with her long black coffee.

The service was friendly and most efficient and they didn't mind me wandering to look into the cabinet displaying the wonderful array of cakes or to take a photo or two.

The cake presentation is delightful and the taste was equal if not sublime. We will return.