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Published April 8th 2014
Vintage style cake spot in the Blue Mountains
Lazy Daisy Cake
Rick Rutherford Country store in Lawson, the original settlement of the Blue Mountains, has a loyal following with customers traveling from far a field to purchase his unique local and imported country inspired homewares. Badger House, the historic cottage within which the store is located, is brimming with unique decorative items for your home as well as lots of seasonal pieces which are perfect for creating an enchanting space.
This month the store was renovated, and now features Nessie's Daffodil Tea Room which is dedicated to the owner's Aunt Nessie who ran a tea room and cake shop in Queensland in the 1930's and 1940's. Tucked at the back of the store, this cozy space offers customers the opportunity to sample traditional wartime cake recipes, Devonshire teas and a high tea that will require a couple of friends and an empty stomach to conquer.
The menu is a step back in time and a refreshing change from the usual café fare. Belgian slice, lazy daisy cake and honey pound cake are a few of the choice options. We loved the Prince of Wales cupcake, an elegant and light lemony cake with fresh cream.
The selection of cakes changes daily and there is always a gluten free option. The coffee is a smooth house blend and take home packages are also for sale in the store.
If you are visiting with little people, you may want to hold their hands and park the pram as there is a lot of stock to navigate. Having said that, particularly at Christmas, the store is packed with gorgeous festive items and would make a great outing over the holidays for little ones.
The village of Lawson is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Sydney and also offers some beautiful bushwalks complete with waterfalls which are very accessible for the whole family.