by Mei Leong
Lavender’s earthy flavour is similar to rosemary but with a whiff of potpourri. Somehow, its heady taste is quite fitting with scones. Studded with tiny lavender buds, Cape Lavender’s scones are fragrant and delicious, especially when slathered with lots of cream and strawberry jam!
Freshly baked, they are very much worth the 20 minute wait. These were piping hot out of the oven (that’s why the cream looks so sloppy – it’s melting) and really scrumptious.
Knobbly scones are always the best.
Cape Lavender also serves high tea for one (or many), which seemed very popular. A cute mix of bite sized morsels, it was well executed. I didn’t have the high tea myself, but the sister rated it well.
Cape Lavender is just behind the Margaret River Chocolate Factory in the Swan Valley. Even though it’s a bit touristy with lavender products and a coffee paraphernalia store tacked on, with no actual fresh lavender (just plastic stalks), the scones are a highlight.
We’re not in Provence and there are no fields of swaying lavender here, but we can always imagine…
The bottom tier of the high tea, minus one mini scone – the red velvet cupcake was especially good.
Cape Lavender Swan Valley
6 Cranleigh Road, West Swan WA 6055
T: (08) 9250 7711
Mon – Sun 9am – 5pm
See my high teas page to find more high teas in and around Perth!
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