Jam and Cream
Jam and Cream feels like your nanna's place. Laundry hangs in the window above a Formica table; vintage china is stacked high; and a gentle murmur of conversation filters between the rooms.
Owner Sue Burgess (who previously ran The Black Kettle Cafe in Hurstbridge) has been adding new and found objects to the space since opening in 2012. Family and friends continue to contribute fitting additions such as kitsch knickknacks and the pink tables in the candy-pink caravan out back. The community feel extends to the candles and other objects made by local crafters, which Burgess sells on consignment.
Just like at Nanna’s, you know you won’t go hungry here. Biscuits, brownies and sponge cakes (both passionfruit and maple syrup) sit atop a recycled timber bench next to a cabinet filled with golden savoury pies and sausage rolls. It’s all made on site by the resident baker, except for the bread for the pinwheel sandwiches, which Burgess picks up locally on her way in each morning.
The real drawcard is those scones, though. There are 19 types, which you can top with housemade jam, and complete with a glass of Nanna Sue’s Punch. If you really want to treat yourself, high tea is served every day of the week and a mini high tea is served on Thursdays and Fridays.