The Lansdowne Cafe
The fluffiest, butteriest croissants come with three homemade jams, often including a wonderful, tangy cumquat marmalade. The Segafreddo coffee is consistently excellent, the product of experienced and caring baristas. Teas are loose leaf T2 selections, served in a pot. The same emphasis on freshness and quality ingredients is apparent in such dishes as eggs with grilled zucchini and aioli on sourdough, warm-from-the-oven muffins, the biscuits and such luscious cakes as blackberry and passionfruit or pear and cinnamon. Specials boards list the savoury and sweet additions and these are often a very good place to start. But with that TLC touch, it's hard to go wrong wherever you start.
Graeme Phillips, August 2006