Heavenly Scones Brother Jon’s Cafe
Intro: Please do not cut them open. Simply break them apart with your hands and smell the aroma
Details: 349 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd Sassafras, VIC 3787 (03) 9755 2081
Surroundings: Brother Jons is both a wedding venue and a restaurant. Inside it’s fitted out perfectly for a wedding including a chapel. In the indoor/outdoor dining area, its much more casual with views of the jaw dropping plush green gardens where you can take walk after the feast you’ve just had.
Liquid consumption: House Wine (white)
Heavenly Scones. Now as soon as I saw these babies coming out from the oven, I was like a kid in a candy store, monkey to a banana, seagull to a chip…you get the point? hehe.
Getting back to the point, the sign said not to cut them open but rather break them open with your hands. That I did and the buttery freshly baked aroma was enough to knock me out! Served with double cream and homemade jam, these were off the plate into our mouths within the minute.
Minestrone Soup served with crusty bread was so fresh- the vegetables were crisp, colourful, tomatoes ripe and sweet and the shaved parmesan when blended in, left trails of melted delightfulness with each spoon fool of hearty goodness.
Geeze, I would drive all the way up to the mountains again just for this dish. It warms you up and calms the soul.
Bring a date here? Of course. The atmosphere is sublime. Perhaps a marriage proposal considering it’s next to a chapel?
Out with friends here? Sunday brunch is on agenda
Service: I had heard some mixed reviews so I thought I’d check this place out for myself. The waitress was friendly and personable, however, the waiter was not as accommodating. My experience here has been good not great in terms of the service.
$$$: Soup $10 Mains 14-25 Desserts $10
Food Rehab Verdict: Sent me to food rehab (book this place now! Wowzer) – Greenlight
Notes: Was supposed to eat at Miss Marples across the road, but was a one and a half hour waiting list! But lucky it was as apart from a few of the savoury items on their menu which are good, the scones are overrated. They’re more like cakes than your traditional scone and are dry in texture. I once had microwaved reheated scones there (even heard the bing) and I could tell as they were served way too hot and turned chewy and dry after a minute.
Times revisited: 2
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