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Published October 22nd 2013
Devonshire tea with the local wildlife
Down in the Redlands we are a little starved for nice little cafes. The monopolies (Coffee Clubs, Gloria Jeans etc) have definitely taken hold and, with a few notable exceptions, what other cafes that remain have the ambiance of a supermarket. I'm glad to say that the Indigiscapes Tea Garden Cafe is one of the exceptions.
Indigiscapes is a environmental centre and also houses the information centre for the Redlands. There are a number of lovely walks you can do through the surrounding bushland and also a number of ornamental gardens set up to showcase some of the areas native flora. Indigiscapes also have a gift shop specialising in locally made goods and a small nursery.
Onto the Tea Garden Cafe though. What a charming delight of a location it is! The deck is nestled amongst the tree tops and you can sit and walk the local wildlife flit past.
Their morning tea options are fabulously tasty and I cannot recommend their lemon myrtle scones enough. They are more than happy for you to share the large portion size and will offer you multiple jams to try. Today my mother and I went for the wild rosella and lillipilli jams. The rosella wasn't quite tart enough for my tastes but the lillipilli was divine.
The staff are all fabulously friendly and helpful, capping off a wonderful experience at the centre. I would highly recommend this cafe for a unique experience in a beautiful natural setting.