Decadent morsels of light and fluffy goodness – is there anything better than a freshly brewed cup of tea with a side of handmade scones, jam and cream? Take your pick of of the best cafes in Sydney to grab a scone.
Located on level 4 of Westfield Sydney CBD, The Victoria Room Tea Salon is the perfect place to grab a scone and coffee and rest your shopped-out feet. The white and marble interior offers a whimsical setting for their luxurious high tea service that comes complete with their sweet and savoury scone selection.
Cnr Pitt Street Mall and Market Street, Sydney
The popular Bondi bakery is the place to grab wholesome handmade scones on the go. Conscious eating and organic ingredients are the norm here. Their light and flavoursome scones are made fresh daily using spelt flour, organic ingredients and not a shred of gluten.
98-100 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi
Ocean views, handmade scones and a luxurious high tea service – this Mosman café ticks all the right boxes when it comes to sophisticated dining. While the waterfront views from the wrap-around balcony are impressive, Burnt Orange’s famous handmade scones with jam and cream take the cake.
1109 Middle Head Road, Mosman
With three waterfront locations on the Northern Beaches, it’s always time for tea and scones at The Boathouse. Go big or go home is how they do scones here. Offering two ginormous scones per serve with a side of fresh strawberries, jam and whipped cream.
Palm Beach, Balmoral, Shelly Beach
If you’re looking for the crème-de-la-crème of Sydney scones, the Vaucluse House Tea Rooms delivers. Fluffy buttermilk scones are handmade daily and served with a dollop of cream and jam in their tranquil garden setting. Book a table for their Devonshire Tea service or legendary High Tea.
Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
After a traditional English-style tea and scones? The Tea Cosy’s fluffy scones are handmade from an old family recipe and come with a side of handmade gourmet jams and double cream. And if that’s not delightful enough, your pot of tea comes with a colourful tea cosy.
33 George Street, The Rocks
With a name like The Sconery, you’re basically guaranteed they know what they’re doing when it comes to scones. The Sconery cafe-slash-baking-school has an enticing scone selection, which includes plain, raisin, and white chocolate with cranberries. Add a side of their handmade cream and jam and you’re in scone heaven.
71/65 Myrtle Street, Chippendale
Tea and scones don’t get more lavish than at The Tea Room QVB. Goregous interiors aside, decadent scones and 35 varieties of tea is how they do it on Level 3 of the QVB. High Tea is their specialty so make sure you book ahead to secure a table.
455 George Street, Sydney
Set just a stone’s throw away from Palm Beach, Dunes Restaurant and Kiosk is the place to grab a tea and scone on a lazy afternoon. The quaint kiosk-style cafe is reminiscent of a beachside Mediterranean cafe complete with bistro chairs, striped loveseats and moreish baked treats.
1193 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach