46 Esher St
Testament to the best things coming in small packages and stumble-across places is Miss D, an enchanting little tea shop and gift store in a back street strip of Tarragindi shops.
Walls are lined with ceiling to floor gifts, clothes, trinkets, home wares and jewellery and from the tiny kitchen charming owner Dee whips up all sorts of luscious sweets and treats to go with her special brand of Sicilian coffee and old-fashioned pots of tea.
Drop by for some fresh out of the oven light as a feather scones, humming bird cake, lime curd tarts or flourless fudge cake or go for the lot with one of Dee's renowned high teas, a steal at $30pp.
But there's more to Miss D's than high tea, hospitality and gifts. Once a month Dee cooks up dinner for about 30 guests who rock up to see her husband Peter Cupples in action on his guitar, occasionally with mate Jon English. For the uninitiated, Peter was lead singer of mega soul pop group Stylus in the 1970's, with frequent appearances on and hosting of Countdown. And for the record Stylus, whose biggest hits in Australia were Summer Breeze and World of Make Believe, were the only Oz band ever to be signed to Motown Records.