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Mary Delicious, Cafe and Confectionery Shop

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
Writing for pleasure to showcase the best Australia has on offer.
Published August 24th 2015
Update May 21st 2017
This business has now closed.

Take yourself back to the candy of your childhood
Not only is the town of Maryborough on the Fraser Coast famous for the birthplace of "Mary Poppins" author, Helen Lyndon Goff (pen name P.L. Travers), it is also famous for promoting its tourism of everything "Mary", which includes the annual Mary Poppins Festival.

Cafe, Lunch, Sweets, Ice-cream, Maryborough, Fudge, Liquorice, Devonshire Tea, Coach Tours
Mary Delicious, well known for Devonshire Teas and Homemade Fudge

"Mary Delicious" Cafe and Lolly Shop has moved from its original site at the Engineer's Arms Hotel at the Fiveways to its current site on the corner of Richmond and Kent Streets. Well known for delicious homemade fudge with free tasting, Mary Delicious has an array of flavours including Lemon Meringue, Liquorice Allsorts (my favourite), Caramel, Double Chocolate, Rum and Raisin, Choc Mint, Jaffa, Gluten Free just to name a few and they now cater for diabetics with their new sucrose free diabetic chocolate and top deck fudge. Fudge starts from $5.50 per 500g.

Cafe, Lunch, Sweets, Ice-cream, Maryborough, Fudge, Liquorice, Devonshire Tea, Coach Tours
Homemade Fudge in many varieties

The shop also stocks speciality chocolates, ice-cream, milk and thick shakes, Dutch Liquorice, English Confectionery and caters for light lunches, Devonshire teas and of course coffee.

Cafe, Lunch, Sweets, Ice-cream, Maryborough, Fudge, Liquorice, Devonshire Tea, Coach Tours
All types of Liquorice including Dutch Liquorice

Open seven days a week from 9.00 Monday to Friday and 10.00 on Saturday and Sunday, Mary Delicious caters for large and small groups of patronage with many tour coach companies booking in advance. Individual tables are set up inside in the air-conditioned shop, as well tables in the adjacent leafy courtyard. Something you do not see much these days is China Salt and Pepper Shakers. A quaint touch to each inside table is a pair of shakers in unique styles.

Cafe, Lunch, Sweets, Ice-cream, Maryborough, Fudge, Liquorice, Devonshire Tea, Coach Tours
Collective salt and pepper shakers on tables

A choice of apricot, strawberry and ginger jam accompanies a large serving of Devonshire Tea. Priced at $7.50 you can choose from plain or macadamia scones. The macadamia scone was different and very moorish to devour.

Cafe, Lunch, Sweets, Ice-cream, Maryborough, Fudge, Liquorice, Devonshire Tea, Coach Tours
Try the macadamia scones

A variety of 'Streets' Ice-cream flavours looked so inviting that it didn't matter that it was a winter's day. Starting price from $4.00 a cone for one scoop, through to three scoops for just $7.00. Coffee and Tea in a cup is $3.50 or a mug size for $4.00.

Cafe, Lunch, Sweets, Ice-cream, Maryborough, Fudge, Liquorice, Devonshire Tea, Coach Tours
Gluten Free patrons catered

Proprietor Rebecca Sinclair is constantly sourcing candy from past years many of which have for some reason disappeared from our grocery shelves or ones we can remember being our favourites as a child. Spearmint leaves is one variety which are no longer found easily in the main grocery aisles, yet can be purchased from 'Mary Delicious'. A childhood favourite of mine was the "Choo Choo Bar" which is also available at 'Mary Delicious'.

Cafe, Lunch, Sweets, Ice-cream, Maryborough, Fudge, Liquorice, Devonshire Tea, Coach Tours
A welcoming face at the door

So whether you are locals, tourists and groups wanting something a little different, 'Mary Delicious' can cater for everyone. Groups of any size are welcome, however group bookings are essential.
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Why? Classic lolly shop, devonshire teas and homemade fudge
When: 7 days a week
Phone: 07 4122 2254
Where: Maryborough, Queensland
Cost: Individually priced products
Your Comment
Nice cafe but would never again pay over $5 for a tiny peice of fudge
by Nsrel (score: 0|4) 530 days ago
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