After talking rubbish well into the small hours, it was extremely generous of Tim, Rachel and Evonne to awaken from their slumber to wander the Fernvale Markets. We arrived late so we were unable to secure to any Polish Chickens, but we did pick up some farm fresh strawberries before ambling through the mental fog to hunt down a coffee. We pulled up to an establishment named 'Down To A Tea' with dark polished wooden floors, gorgeous high ceilings and a landscape of antiques and gifts for visitors to explore and purchase. But priorities called and this meant coffee. Heck, I would have even taken a handful of beans at that stage!
Though we were the only table, the wait for coffees was longer than expected and I was handed a cappuccino rather than my skinny mocha. The staff are really friendly and accommodating so when I pointed out the error, they immediately offered to make me another. I don't believe in wasting food so accepted my drink and it pains me to inform you all the coffee was bitter and the milk lacking the body and fullness that comes from correct technique.
The Pastry of the Week was Spinach and Fetta. The pastry was feather light, all the ingredients in the salad were fresh and the dressing was zesty. This was a delightful light meal and I would have been happy to settle back and enjoy this meal on another trip. It's been more than six months since the Queensland Floods, but retailers in this area could do still do with your support. So if you are in the area, drop by and visit 'Down To A Tea.'
Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Address: 10 Simpson Road, Fernvale, QLD 4306.
Open: Monday, Thursday - Sunday: 9am - 4pm.
Phone: (07) 5427 0830
Price: Lunch: $13. Dessert: $8 - $10.50. High Tea: $32.