Coming to Canberra through a grad program, I enjoy the ease of being able to pull up a group of friends at almost any time and trying out something new. I heard a lot about the Adore Tea Café as an oasis from the city and urban life. The café is situated in Gold Creek, a bit of a drive from where I live in the South. But the drive is worth it if you enjoy a tea/cake in a country-like relaxed environment.
I had the Dutch Profiteroles and some sort of Green Tea. When my dish came out, I freaked out how much was on the place and the challenge that lay ahead. However, the profiteroles were as light as marshmallows and had a subtle taste like water crackers – it wasn’t a problem to finish the whole plate.
One of my mates ordered a Crysthanamum tea (I think) – there was a beautiful Crysthanamum flower in the water. A ribbon-like red colour seeped from the flower as the fragrance of the tea was being released.
My friends also had a sticky date pudding and scones with jam infused with tea leaves. I had some of the pudding and icecream side and was impressed with the thoughtful and delicate balance of sweetness and stickiness. Simple elegance.
Adore Tea Cafe
Gold Creek retail store & tea house
Federation Square 1
NICHOLLS ACT 2913