5 Oct 2022
We’re so lucky in Australia that so many of our capital cities boast fantastic food scenes. Here’s a secret though: Tasmania’s capital boasts some of the most glorious eateries you can find, making Hobart’s food scene one of the best in the country.
From delicious coffee to seasonal menus and brunch with jaw-dropping views, there’s a reason why Hobart’s cafe scene is one of the best in Australia. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before a day of exploring or a delicious brunch to enjoy on a slow morning, you are spoilt for choice in Hobart.
Here are our picks for the ten best cafes in Hobart.
10 Best Cafes in Hobart
- Villino Coffee
- Pigeon Hole
- Ginger Brown
- Dandy Lane Food & Speciality Coffee
- Machine Laundry Cafe
- Yellow Bernard
- Room For A Pony
- Straight Up Coffee and Food
- Jackman & McRoss
Where you can find it: 30 Criterion Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Start your day energised with a coffee from, Villino Coffee. Located in the heart of Hobart’s CBD, Villino is one of Tasmania’s longest-running coffee roasters and wholesalers. Pair your perfectly roasted coffee with a meal fromntheir flavour-packed food menu and settle in to watch people start their day while sitting in the outdoor area.
Where you can find it: 93 Goulburn Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm, weekends 8:00am to 3:00pm
Located in the quiet streets of West Hobart, Pigeon Hole is supplied entirely with fresh produce from its own farm. What’s more, their all-day menu boasts plenty of vegan options, local wine, beer and cider.
Find a table, order a coffee and choose a meal from their all-day menu, from oat porridge to slow-baked smoky beans on polenta bread. Delicious!
Where you can find it: 464 Macquarie Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm, weekends 8:30am to 3:00pm
Whether you’re staying at Discovery Parks - Hobart or Mornington Hobart, Ginger Brown is one of the best cafes in Hobart to visit. Serving everything from classic brunch dishes to light meals in the afternoon, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Not only is the food you eat delicious, the plating is so beautiful it makes it hard to dig in!
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Where you can find it: 119 Liverpool Street
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm
Just across the river from Discovery Parks - Mornington Hobart is where you’ll find Berta. Although relatively new to the Hobart cafe scene, it’s becoming increasingly popular among the locals and well worth a spot on our list of best cafes in Hobart.
Offering gourmet meals from their seasonal menu full of local produce, walking into Berta is like stepping into Europe. So, start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading off and exploring the best parts of Hobart and the surrounding areas.
Where you can find it: 10/138 Collins Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm, weekends 9:00am to 2:00pm
If you love discovering places off the beaten path, you must add Dandy Lane Food & Specialty Coffee to your Hobart list. Tucked away in the streets of the CBD, Dandy Lane is one of Hobart’s best-kept secrets.
With a humble approach to the classic brunch meals and a few unique twists up their sleeve, the menu at Dandy Lane will leave you spoilt for choice.
Where you can find it: 12 Salamanca Square
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00am to 3:00pm
If you’re looking for a unique cafe to grab breakfast, then Machine Laundry Cafe is it. Located in Salamanca Square, this popular cafe serves fresh food and clean clothes.
Yes, you read that right! While it may sound strange, this cafe is known for its inventive menu, delicious coffee and quirky interior that you can enjoy while washing your laundry. Hobart is full of surprises!
Where you can find it: 1/109 Collins Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am to 2:00pm
If you can’t start your day without getting in some coffee, then Yellow Bernard is one of the best cafes in Hobart to visit on your trip. The specialty coffee shop prides itself on making remarkable coffee, and it’s so good you can even grab a bag of beans to take home. Serving coffee sourced from all around the world and with many delicious pastries to choose from, you can’t go wrong.
Where you can find it: 338 Elizabeth Street
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 7:00am to 9:00pm, Friday 7:00am to 12:00am, Saturday 8:00am to 12:00am, Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Located in the foodie hub that is North Hobart, Room For A Pony is one of the best cafes in Hobart to enjoy brunch (hello Nutella French toast!). With outstanding coffee and a big range of menu options including vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free, it’s a winner for everyone. Occupying a former petrol station, this cute eatery is open in the evenings as well, so if you didn’t make it for brekky you can head in for a wood-fired pizza and a cocktail to cap off your day.
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Where you can find it: 202 Liverpool Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm, weekends 8:00am to 3:00pm
If you’re gluten-intolerant or vegetarian, rejoice as Straight Up Coffee and Food is one of the best cafes in Hobart that serves an entirely gluten-free and vegetarian menu. With a commitment to being low waste and root-to-tip cooking, their menu is inventive, fresh and delicious.
With their on-site coffee constantly rotating, you can be sure the coffee is just as good as the healthy food at this cafe.
Where you can find it: 57 Hampden Road
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00am to 4:00pm
Located in Battery Point, you must visit this cafe while staying in Hobart if you’re a bakery lover. Picture it: freshly baked sourdough, seasonal fruit danishes and home-style pies. That’s what you can expect to indulge at Jackman & McRoss. As if their delicious food wasn’t enough, the views alone make this cafe stand out as one of the best in Hobart.