Let’s just all admit it together here – sugar and spice and all things nice are sometimes exactly what you feel like. In which case, afternoon tea at Your Vintage Occasion in Bowral would be a good idea. Cosy, petite and unashamedly girly, this little café is best known for its tea served in delicate china cups and shiny silver pots. Even the coffee blend is pretty (Botanica).
To munch on, the menu lists an array of sugar-coated bite-sized treats as well as warming soups, pinwheel sandwiches and toasted damper with housemade preserves. Considering you have to wander through possibly the world’s cutest nursery and an antiques warehouse to get here, it seems only fitting to make an occasion out of it and leave yourself an hour or two to spend at this end of town. Pick a cold and rainy afternoon to escape inside this little nook and go for the lavender scones with lemon curd and cream to accompany your tea.
When: 10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Inside Dirty Janes Emporium, 391-397 Bong Bong St, Bowral.