Aimee O'Keefe

17 Best Cafes in Hobart for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch | Man of Many

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.

1. Villino Coffee

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.

2. Pigeon Hole

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.

3. Ginger Brown

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.

4. Berta

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!

5. Dandy Lane Food & Specialty Coffee

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.

6. Machine Laundry Cafe

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.

7. Daci & Daci Bakers

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.

8. Yellow Bernard

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.

9. Room For A Pony

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.

10. Born In Brunswick

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.

11. Parklane Espresso

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.

12. Straight Up Coffee and Food

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.

13. Whisk & Co

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.

14. Jackman & McRoss

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.

15. Lost Freight 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.

16. The Lansdowne 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.

17. Criterion St Cafe

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