The menu is printed out like a newspaper
Holland Village used to be an old haunt of mine in my Junior College days.
Since then, I have been gone to Holland Village only every once in a while but I seem to remember Fosters being at the corner of Holland Village for a long time.
The name English Rose Cafe may conjure a dainty and delicate looking cafe. But dainty and delicate Fosters is not. In fact, it is a little rustic and country looking cafe.
The high-tea set is definitely good value for money ($10.50++). You get a cup of coffee or tea, dainty cucumber sandwiches and cheese sandwiches, a fruit cake and most importantly, 2 giant scones with freshly whipped cream and strawberry jam.
I'm not crazy about the sandwiches and fruit cake.. but having earl grey tea with milk and freshly baked scones with cream and jam is definite my cup of tea for a leisurely Friday afternoon.
The best part of tea was (of course) catching up with my 3 friends - Ting, Petunia and Leah. As usual the afternoon zipped past with stories of home building, lecturing teenage boys, good news from an important exam and holiday experiences.
Food for two - that's a lot!
277 Holland Ave