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Where are the Best Scones in Victoria?

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Published January 4th 2013
Best scones in Victoria?
When we're about in country areas particularly, there is a hankering for good old fashioned homemade scones with jam and cream. Perhaps it stems back to our Britishness, or simply our childhood but nothing can hit the spot sometimes, better than the humble scone.

Having scones, or a devonshire tea is not just about the scones now it is? It's about the whole experience; the country hospitality, the fresh or clotted cream and quality of condiments and of course how fluffy and fresh the scones are.
What makes the best scones? Accompaniments, ambience, freshness?

Here are some contenders we've found:

Pie in the Sky in Olinda is famous for pies, but the scones there are pretty special. In the Dandenong Ranges, surely a perfect setting for scones.

Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm in Murroon is a standout simply because the jams are made from the raspberries picked on site and the scones are so fresh.

Bad Habits Cafe in Daylesford set in the Convent Gardens, has the ambience and service as well as fresh fluffy scones.

So, here's the question - where have you found the best scones in Victoria and why are they the best?


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Have to say Aloo - they're my mum's. She makes them with cream instead of butter and they are incredibly moist. But Szalon Mamor in Collingwood (with its fresh made hungarian potato scones) is a close second. j
by Julie Mundy (score: 3|1753) 3798 days ago
Certainly not Miss Marples in Olinda, they have the worst scones I have ever had!
by orchi (score: 0|4) 3802 days ago
As far as Devonshire Teas go, Coco's Cafe, Princes Hwy, Yarragon, and it is a great cafe, with a lovely menu, friendly staff. I have been going there for years.Julia from Dingley Village in Melbourne.
by julzy (score: 1|58) 3609 days ago
The best scones are at primary pioneers park in Berwick this is a beautiful place to go and eat. I have had many scones over the years but these are out standing don't take my word for it go and try them yourselves so mouth watering. They have to be the best ever!
by debbi (score: 0|2) 2234 days ago
Had devonshire tea at Kalorama Kitchen today, the scones, jam, and cream were first class as was the friendly service, and view.
by Gayle (score: 0|2) 2697 days ago
I can't believe no-one has mentioned "CJ Dennis Singing Gardens Tea Rooms" in Toolangi, up in the hills. It withstood the horrendous bushfires and it has always been worth the drive. Consistently good for years and years and such a beautiful spot. Little walk along the little creek and through the spectacular gardens after your massive and delicious scones is just perfect. I haven't been there for a while so this article refreshed my memory - thank you!! :)
by rinan (score: 0|5) 3792 days ago
The local farmers market at Essendon the 2nd Saturday of the month or Williamstown, the 2nd Sunday of the month. The savoury scones are my favorite with the date scones a close second. I hang out for these markets for the scones
by twsquash (score: 0|3) 3797 days ago
Heronswood Historic House and Garden - Cafe
Dromana, Mornington Peninsula.
by thehi (score: 0|3) 3802 days ago
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm at Main Ridge supplied me with one of the best devonshire teas i have tasted. The scones were so light and fluffy and the strawberry jam was excellent. You can then go and pick a bucket of strawberries to take home.
by sandra (score: 1|19) 3799 days ago
The Tea Emporium in Mansfield was yummy but the atmosphere was great too. Huge comfy chairs that you could curl up in like being at home with a Mad Hatters feel and you were welcome to stay as long as you liked.
by karen109 (score: 1|11) 3800 days ago
The scones at Hopetoun tea rooms at collins st, CBD are my favourite, though the waiting line is long and service not too good but scones are great.
by Agraw (score: 0|7) 3802 days ago
Best scones are at Studley Park Boathouse in Kew, Melbourne and Caldermeade Farm & Cafe 4385 South Gippsland Highway Caldermeade 3984
by tina (score: 0|3) 3802 days ago
The best scones are in Ms Marples, Mt Dandenong.
by taita (score: 1|12) 3802 days ago
CWA country Womenís Associatio make the best scones, sold at their headquarters in Toorak or Makerís Market Ripponlea. Alternatively the South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club Cafe.
by nicbe (score: 0|6) 12 days ago

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