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Published October 16th 2017
The best scones on the coast
The 'best scones on the coast' can be found just off the busy Pacific Highway. It is well worth the slight diversion to see if you agree with their assertion. The bakehouse was built in 1922 and served as a bread bakery for over 40 years.
About 15mins north of Taree, Moorland Cottage is well situated for a late breakfast, tea or light lunch break. The beautiful grounds offer children and pets a chance to stretch their legs and there are also indoor tables if the weather is unsuitable.
You order and pay the friendly staff at the bakehouse window and your order is delivered to the table. Scones are their speciality but they also have a small variety of rustic homemade pies, soup and burgers. The food is reasonably priced fresh and tasty. The scones are large, light and fluffy with a crisp crust and are served with whipped cream and homemade jam. Date and gluten-free scones are also available.
The quirky gift shop has a range of country handcrafts, jams, relishes and chutneys and books. They also have plants for sale and peaceful country views from their enclosed garden setting. The staff are welcoming and courteous and the toilets are clean. They take group bookings and have EFTPOS facilities and can get very busy during school holidays and Sundays.
My husband and I stopped in there for morning tea not so long ago and thoroughly enjoyed our scones with Jam and Cream. Mine were gluten free and pretty good considering that lightness with gluten free flours is not easy to achieve.
It's a treat sitting in what feels like grandma's back yard, under the trees and out in the fresh air.