I went wandering down a back street in Cooroy recently and was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of very nice cafes tucked away behind the main street. The first was a vintage 50's inspired café, complete with white tablecloths and antique crockery adorning each table.
Proprietor Jackie Zipf sourced her products for 2 years before opening in December. On offer is a large range of teas (110 to be precise) from the Blue Mountains. Plus there is a mouth watering range of small cakes and home made biscuits, as well as the popular high tea and of course, the all time favourite, scones jam and cream! Everything is home made and baked on the premises, with a good dash of love.
Jackie also has a range of crockery and hand made aprons for sale. This is the perfect cafe for a Bridal Shower, anniversary or a Mother's day treat. Bookings are necessary for her popular high tea and trading hours are from 9.30 – 4pm Tues – Sat.
Nestled on the corner and beside High Tea Liscious is a French Café, called Maison de Provence. What a lovely surprise it was to find this! Chef Eric Pernoud and his son Francoise moved from Pomona to Cooroy two years ago and set about creating a wonderful French atmosphere in downtown Cooroy.
They have blended the family café with a gift shop consistent with their fine French theme.
Stylish and chic, this café had a steady stream of customers for an early morning Saturday trade, purchasing authentic French bread, croissants or sitting down for an 'early' morning tea.
I chose the morning tea special, a hot cross bun with a flat white coffee. Later, when I told the waitress it was the tastiest bun I'd experienced she replied "it's because the chef uses brioche." Delicious. Everything's made fresh on the premises and you can feel the friendly family vibe.