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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published June 10th 2013
Now I really have found the best scones in town
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Facebook Jam and Cream

I guess with that title I have captured your attention. Because everyone loves Devonshire tea.

So imagine my delight when I discovered a place that not only serves plain and fruit scones but boasted 16 other varieties.

Who would believe it Mars Bar scones - Facebook Jam and Cream

Most of the scones are titled with little old lady names. May for example is an old lady's name (it is my mother's name - and she was born in 1920). This is the name the cafe gives to scones with lemon and poppyseed.

I decided on a serve of Gertrude which is scones embedded with piece of apricot and ginger. Sensational! But I could have opted for Daisy (scones with golden syrup), Agnes (coconut white chocolate and macadamia), Carmen (sultana, date, cinnamon and brown sugar) and the list marches ever downwards.

Except I forgot to mention the savoury options which are named after old blokes such as Gilbert (onion, cheddar and chutney), Montgomery (sweet cheddar and lime) and Basil which as you might expect was tomato, cheddar and basil.

Facebook Jam and Cream

Facebook Jam and Cream

The scones are served hot straight out of the oven. Worth the ten minute wait while you look at all the interesting stuff around you.

Facebook Jam and Cream - inside the pink caravan

The whole place is retro Nana themed from the garter and undies hanging in the window to the chooks and old caravan out the back.

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Facebook Jam and Cream

It's a homage to Nana styled cooking -- apple pie, bread and butter puddings, home-made sausage rolls, cream filled sponges nearly toppling over so they are so high.

Facebook Jam and Cream

There is home-made lemonade and dinky-di little milk bottes that come with your pot of tea.

Facebook Jam and Cream

All the tables are covered in pictures from the 1950s and lacquered over and everywhere you look is vintage stuff - old vogue patterns showing women with pinched in waists, milk bottles, egg beaters.

Top of table done out in décollage "

Kids are well catered for with miniature high teas($9.95), kaleidoscope sundaes ($8.95) and Technicolor pin wheel fairy bread ($9.95). Parties of kids would love the old pink caravan out the back.

And there is also a high tea option for adults.

Facebook Jam and Cream

There is only one problem with this place and that is that the word is out. It's packed especially on the weekends so do make a booking.
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Why? Because everything is as Nana would have made if she wasn't so busy having a career.
When: Everyday except for Mondays
Phone: 9457 3356
Where: 1 Orr St Heidelberg Heights,
Cost: Devonshire tea costs $13.95 a person but lots of other things available
Your Comment
Mu home away from home!
by ysglu (score: 0|8) 2726 days ago
Where is it please?
by Roche (score: 0|9) 2728 days ago
14dollars??! Buy gold instead
by rioki (score: 0|5) 2727 days ago
I love the sound of this place; everything seems so quaint.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2606 days ago
Looks amazing!
by Sue Williams (score: 2|847) 2727 days ago
Wow, the food looks amazing. Who would have thought, mars bars scones!
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2723 days ago
Oh my god, I have to go there. Looks gorgeous :)
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2717 days ago
Such creatiivity in serving a classic
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|1732) 336 days ago
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