Golden on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside – there’s really nothing better than a fresh, warm scone topped with jam and a good dollop of cream.
Whether you’re treating your mum, catching up with friends over a cup of tea, or craving a sweet afternoon treat, here’s everything you need to know about the most scrumptious scones in the Swan Valley.
The best fruit scone
Every weekend at the vibrant and bustling Swan Valley Sisters, incredibly moreish scones are dished up straight from the oven into the hands of waiting customers. Ann-Marie and Tara use only the best local and fresh ingredients, dotting their scones with delicious dates in winter, juicy muscats after the harvest season, and sweet apricots during summer. You can’t get any fresher than these scones, which are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, served with homemade jam and plenty of thick cream. Golden and best eaten warm, we absolutely won’t judge you for having more than one.
The best home-style scone
It’s only fitting that you’ll find the region’s best classic, home-style scones within a gorgeously quaint, vintage-styled cottage. At the beautiful Cottage Tea Rooms, everything is made fresh and preservative free, and served up on gorgeous 1950s-era inspired tea ware. Sarah’s scone recipe has been perfected over the last seven years, guaranteeing incredibly light, melt-in-your-mouth scones every day of the week. They’re complemented by homemade strawberry jam and thick cream, and pair perfectly with a pot of Turkish Delight loose-leaf tea.
The best sweet scone
If you’ve never tried a scone made with honey, you’re missing out. By substituting some of the sugar in a traditional recipe for honey, Kim at Sticky Spoon Café has created a gloriously moist and fluffy scone. Things get even better when you load them up with WA-made strawberry jam and whipped cream, and then drizzle extra honey over the top, taking the humble scone to a whole newer level. The fresh, raw honey from The House of Honey is so good you won’t want to let a drop of it go to waste.
The best modern scone
Long before lavender lattes became a trend, Pascal and Claude were creating delicious lavender-inspired sweets from their gorgeous spot in the Swan Valley. Their popular lavender scones have got a stellar reputation, and for good reason. These beauties are baked fresh every morning and infused with dried lavender buds, adding not only a wonderful aroma but also a mild floral flavour that pairs flawlessly with homemade raspberry jam. The tall, golden scones break in half perfectly and are served with a generous scoop of double cream, creating a sweet, fragrant experience you won’t want to miss.