The off-the-grid scone spot you didn’t know you needed

Abigail Donnelly, Woolworths Taste food director and former editor of Eat Out, tells us all about her latest discovery.

I’m always on the search for a good scone, freshly baked and served warm, not too big, with a crust and a pillowy middle.

The scones are every bit as worthwhile as you expect them to be. Photo supplied.

Discovering The Scone Shack is like finding a little piece of heaven – situated just before Cape Point, on a farm that’s completely off the grid.

The little kitchen and tea garden comprises an old collection of windows, making it rustic and very cute. It’s like being inside a life-sized doll’s house.

The dollhouse-like eatery. Photo supplied.

As you arrive, there’s the comforting smell of a wood-fired burning oven where the scones are baked. The chickens who lay the eggs for the scones run around free.

The Scone Shack is also the perfect place for children. Photo supplied.

The menu is limited to plain scones and then gluten free. Have with something like the little pot of cooked paw paw and ginger jam, butter and whipped cream.

Whilst our order was being prepared, we walked around the farm and sat next to the dam on swing chairs and fed the ducks.

Dessert at The Scone Shack. Photo supplied.

When it’s warmer you can have a swim, take the canoes out or try out the foefie slide.

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