The Silva Spoon, Cotton Tree, Sunshine Coast

You could almost miss this small tea and coffee emporium in King Street at Cotton Tree, which would be a real shame.

Walk inside the door and you'll find a very inviting atmosphere that is filled with a wondrous assortment of teas and coffees and a selection of mugs and tea pots that's hard to beat.

Despite the range of teas on display, we settled in for a coffee and each enjoyed a fine brew . Our indulgence was one of the shortbreads with a substantial spread of icing and sweet flower decoration on top.  They were buttery and slightly crumbly, like all good shortbreads, and the icing on top was a cute bonus.

I couldn't resist walking out without a selection of the fine teas on offer.  It was hard to choose, but with a little help from my friends I picked out some small foil packs of teas for those times when I really shouldn't or couldn't have another straight tea.

* Wellbeing - formulated to preserve and fortify from the inside out with lemongrass, ginger, dandeloin, peppermint, cinnamon and liquorice.
* Peach melba - a sweet summertime infusion with peach, apple, elderberries and sunflower petals.  This also can be served with crushed ice, garnished with mint.
*Chocolate jewel - a melange of chocolate droplets and Ceylon tea.

I like them all with varying degrees of success, the chocolate being my least favourite.  I think I want a more chocolate hit but that's just my sweet tooth showing through.

If you are in the area and just after tea and light snacks, this is a great alternative to the strip shopping cafes outside and much more fun.

The Silva Spoon
Shop 2/3 King Street, Cotton Tree, Sunshine Coast.  p 5443 8822