A vibrant place in Botanical Gardens that serves sweet chais, sweet and savoury delights, and all-day breakfast.
The toasty atmosphere attracts many visitors, even on weekends. There are casual seatings inside and outside the café. If you're lucky, like I was, you could snag one of the few courtyard sofa seatings in the covered area outside.
The menus here change according to seasons. This winter, warm and cold-proof meals are being served in the café's 'winter warmers' menu. Among the popular meals are their hearty thick soups, which come in large cappuccino cups served with toasted bread on the side.
For foodies on a budget, the Observatory café has an array of satisfying meals that are less than $25. Despite the high price tag on the chai lattes- with $5 per cup- the texture is smooth and milky, and the froth is plentiful. After one sip, your lips are warm and the sweetness of the chai lingers on.
Wether you intend to relax with a cuppa or have a family day out at the gardens, the Observatory café is a good stop to head to. There are even baby Cinos served with marshmallows for the little ones. Fun for everyone.
Before you leave, make sure to check out The Gardens Shop for some nature-loving goodies, as well as other unique creations.
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with this article. I do agree that this cafe is very conveniently located - if you are planning to visit the Botanic Gardens (which are wonderful), this is one of only two cafes nearby. In my view this is where the positive aspects end. I have visited this cafe many times and find the staff are often rude or, at best, uninterested. The prices are high and not justified by the quality of the food.