When it comes to good food, good times and stunning scenery Down Under, you can’t go past the best cafes in Hobart. Tasmania’s foodie capital boasts some of the most glorious eateries you can find, and Hobart’s cafe scene is one of the best. Whether you’re after a perfectly Instagram-able brunch or a meal to indulge in with friends, this city will leave you spoilt for choice. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up Hobart’s best cafes for breakfast, brunch and lunch.
List of the best Hobart cafes
- 1. Villino Coffee
- 2. Pigeon Hole
- 3. Ginger Brown
- 4. Berta
- 5. Dandy Lane Food & Specialty Coffee
- 6. Machine Laundry Cafe
- 7. Daci & Daci Bakers
- 8. Yellow Bernard
- 9. Room For A Pony
- 10. Born In Brunswick
- 11. Parklane Espresso
- 12. Straight Up Coffee and Food
- 13. Whisk & Co
- 14. Jackman & McRoss
- 15. Lost Freight Cafe
- 16. The Lansdowne Cafe
- 17. Criterion St Cafe
- General FAQs
1. Villino Coffee
For coffee fanatics, Villino Coffee can’t be missed. Located in the heart of Hobart’s CBD, Villino is of the longest-running coffee roasters and wholesalers in Tasmania. Villino complements its extensive range of freshly roasted coffee blends with its tasty menu and plenty of fresh pastries. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, Villino is the perfect spot for your coffee fix.
Address: 30 Criterion Street, Hobart
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 4.30 pm, Saturday – 9 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6231 0890
2. Pigeon Hole
Nestled in the quiet streets of West Hobart, this cosy cafe is supplied entirely with fresh produce by its own farm, Western Farm, offering its customers an authentic paddock to plate experience. If that isn’t impressive enough, their all-day menu boasts plenty of vegan options, local wine, beer and cider, and you can even take home your own award-winning Western Farm produce available from the counter.
Address: 93 Goulburn Street, West Hobart
Hours: Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6236 9306
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3. Ginger Brown
Ginger Brown is a popular cafe among the South Hobart locals, buzzing with the breakfast crowd right through to those looking for an afternoon pick-me-up. Serving classic brunch staples from their all-day menu, there is something to satisfy every craving. Not to mention, their gorgeous plating makes it hard to resist snapping a photo before you tuck in.
Address: 464 Macquarie Street, South Hobart
Hours: Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.30 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6223 3531
Relatively new to the cafe scene, Berta has emerged as a must-try for avid foodies. Offering gourmet meals from their seasonal menu full of local and organic produce, Berta offers a slice of European style dining right in the streets of North Hobart. The serene atmosphere of their indoor dining makes it feel like you’ve arrived at your local every time. Also offering a bespoke catering menu, Berta has your next event sorted.
Address: 119 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Hours: Monday – Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6234 4844
5. Dandy Lane Food & Specialty Coffee
Tucked away in the streets of Hobart’s CBD, visiting Dandy Lane feels like you’ve stumbled upon one of the city’s best-kept secrets. With a humble approach to brunch classics and a few unique twists, their menu will leave you spoilt for choice. If you’re up for something new, we can’t go past the Mac Daddy burger with mac and cheese croquettes, bacon jam, jalapeno and kewpie served on brioche – yum!
Address: 10/138 Collins Street, Hobart CBD
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 2 pm
Phone: 0498 061 067
6. Machine Laundry Cafe
Located in the hub of Salamanca Square, Machine Laundry Cafe is a quirky and popular cafe serving fresh food and fresh clothes. It may sound like a strange combination, but this cafe is known for its inventive menu, generous coffee sizes and kitsch interior that you can enjoy all while washing your laundry. Stop by on your way to the Salamanca Saturday markets for the perfect day out.
Address: 12 Salamanca Square, Battery Point
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6224 9922
7. Daci & Daci Bakers
Visiting Daci & Daci Bakers will feel like stepping right into a European coffee house. Paying homage to classic patisserie and techniques, coupled with gourmet savouries and a lavish array of teas, coffee and sparkling wine, you are guaranteed a luxurious dining experience.
Address: 9 – 11 Murray Street, Hobart
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 am – 5 pm
Phone: (03) 6224 9237
8. Yellow Bernard
Located in the heart of Hobart’s business district, Yellow Bernard is a small specialty cafe dedicated to serving quality coffee. With their coffees sourced from all around the world and roasted in Melbourne, this is a must-visit for coffee lovers. Complement your caffeine fix with one of their many delicious pastries, pull up a stool along the window bench and soak up the city at one of Hobart’s best cafes.
Address: 1/109 Collins Street, Hobart
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 2 pm
Phone: (03) 6231 5207
9. Room For A Pony
Room For A Pony is a leading choice for all things brunch in the foodie hub that is North Hobart. A cafe occupying a former petrol station site, the team at Room For A Pony serves an all-day menu as well as wood-fired pizzas and a delicious array of cocktails late into the night for evening visitors. Stop by after a visit to the nearby arthouse State Cinema to fuel up on great food and even better coffee.
Address: 338 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 am – 9 pm, Friday 7 am – 12 am, Saturday 8 am – 12 am, Sunday 8 am – 9 pm
Phone: (03) 6231 0508
10. Born In Brunswick
As the name suggests, Born in Brunswick has transported Melbourne’s coffee culture right to the heart of North Hobart. Run by former MasterChef contestant Con Villas and longtime friend Ben Korkmaz, the team at Born in Brunswick are serving premium quality coffee alongside an all-day brunch menu featuring a hint of Asian influence. Pull up a chair to one of their communal tables and connect with fellow coffee lovers in this wonderfully light and bright cafe.
Address: 410 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Phone: 0438 250 515
11. Parklane Espresso
Nestled among Hobart’s historical Salamanca Square, Parklane Espresso offers a whole lot for a small space. A niche provider of their premium coffee and a humble menu of all your brunch staples, the team at Parklane Espresso guarantee to impress even the most seasoned coffee connoisseur.
Address: 3 Salamanca Square, Battery Point
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 3 pm, Saturday 7 am – 2 pm
Phone: (03) 6224 5366
12. Straight Up Coffee and Food
One of the best cafes in Hobart for the health nuts out there, Straight Up Coffee and Food offer an entirely gluten-free and vegetarian menu, making food for everyone to enjoy! With a root to tip approach to cooking and dedication to sustainable practices, you can be sure none of the good stuff is going to waste. With their on-site roasted coffee constantly rotating, there’s something new to try every time.
Address: 202 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
Phone: 0432 482 764
13. Whisk & Co
A staple in any local’s guide to the best cafes in Hobart, Whisk & Co offers its own take on modern Australian cuisine. The team prides itself in showcasing their premium roasts from Zimmah Coffee, and with their selection of breads, meat and fish all sourced locally and delivered daily, you’re guaranteed to be coming back for more.
Address: 102 Augusta Road, Lenah Valley
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6278 7724
14. Jackman & McRoss
Perched atop Battery Point, Jackman & McRoss is a bakery lover’s dream come true. Think freshly baked Sourdough, seasonal fruit danishes and hearty home-style pies to warm you from the inside. And if a cup of their special brew still wasn’t enough, the views alone make this place hard to beat as one of the best cafes in Hobart.
Address: 57 Hampden Road, Battery Point
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 4 pm
Phone: (03) 6223 3186
15. Lost Freight Cafe
One of the most exquisite locations on this list, you can find Lost Freight Cafe halfway up Mount Wellington. A shipping container cafe in the Springs, fuel up on Lost Freight’s locally roasted Zimmah coffee, sweet treats or light lunch options before taking off to explore the many walking tracks around.
Address: Pinnacle Road Mount Wellington, Wellington Park
Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 3.30 pm
Phone: No phone
16. The Lansdowne Cafe
A small, family-run business serving locally roasted coffee, The Lansdowne Cafe is a West Hobart institution – and we can understand why. Enjoy their flavour-packed instalments of brunch classics like Chai spiced porridge with roasted pears, or corn, jalapeno and smoked cheddar fritters – all while sitting street side with a welcome fur-friend in tow.
Address: 68 Lansdowne Crescent, West Hobart
Hours: Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 3 pm, Saturday 8 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6234 6386
17. Criterion St Cafe
Nestled on a side street of Hobart’s CBD, Criterion Street Cafe offers a secluded but quirky spot to retreat from the bustle of the city. Recharge on a cup of their very popular coffee, a hearty brunch like their three-cheese french toast served with pancetta, tomato and rocket, or perhaps enjoy a nice glass of wine on their streetside tables while soaking up the afternoon sun.
Address: 10 Criterion Street, Hobart
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
Phone: (03) 6234 5858
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Straight Up Coffee and Food is the best Hobart cafe for vegetarian food.
The best place for a quality bacon and egg roll in Hobart is Born In Brunswick.
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