Pastry Chefs Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney began Sweet Envy to show case their experiences and travels from Hobart to Europe and back. Born and raised in Hobart, both trained in their field locally. They spent time in some of the top Melbourne restaurants, and then off to Europe where Alistair was in charge of Gordon Ramsey's pastry department at The Connaught. This venue produces home made sweets of only the finest quality, including cupcakes, cookies, candy, ice cream and some absolutely stunning cakes. For world class deserts and treats, you can not miss this shop in North Hobart.
Is Machine Laundry Cafe a laundromat that serves good food and coffee or a cafe that happens to do laundry? Whatever, it is a good idea, and a chic place to grab a bite. It is clean and modern with the laundry area well separated. Sit inside or outside in Salamanca Square. Food is simple, fresh and tasty. For breakfast, a variety of good breads is available served with preserves. Fresh seasonal produce will determine what is available for lunch, but could feature something with a Pacific Rim feel.
Revolving restaurants are often a disappointment with a view far superior to the food. Not in this case however, so be prepared to enjoy both. Take the lift to a well appointed dining room. The view of Hobart, by day or night, will take the breath away. Main dishes in the menu reflects Tasmanian produce and seasons. The fixed price lunch offers good value. The wine list is extensive at the The Point Revolving Restaurant. If not eating, have coffee or a drink at the bar just to enjoy the view. Open on all days for dinner from 6.30p.
A whole selection of baked delights grace the kitchen of Daci & Daci Bakers on Murray Street. The brainchild of Nasar Daci, this bakery and patisserie resembles a European-style cafe, with their baked fare showcased on a wrought-iron trellis-like setting. Find fresh loaves of both dough and sourdough breads here, ranging from baguettes, focaccia and ciabatta to a host of French-inspired cakes and pastries. Daci & Daci's Viennoisserie section also carries a host of decadent all-butter pastries made with free-range eggs, berries and Belgian chocolate. Breakfast is served till 11a, whereas the lunch menu is both delicious and bountiful. Fresh salads are available in both gluten-free and vegetarian options, while Tasmanian beers and wines couple well with the baked goods.
Owner and chef has turned what used to be a small butcher shop into a popular comfy 16 seat cafe. Polished concrete floors, wood, old-fashioned coffee cups, and saucers with vintage lights in the retro style, complete the picture. Pigeon Hole Cafe may be small, but lots of taste sensations await the discerning person. Try the freshly baked panini to take home, or try it toasted with several different topping choices and accompany with home made soup of the day. The gooey chocolate briande, or quince filled pastry, to finish will delight the taste buds. This venue is only a ten minute walk from central Hobart.
Upper Deck Mures is more upmarket than the Lower Deck, so is ideal for that special occasion. Sweeping views of the dock give this restaurant a special ambiance by day or night. Food is fresh, fresh, fresh. Oysters, mussels, blue-eye trevally, Tasmanian salmon; the seafood choice is yours. Whether you keep it simple, perhaps just grilled, or more complex, you will find the menu caters to all tastes and provides a glimpse of the best that Tasmania has to offer. Wines are available by the bottle or glass and the list includes a selection of Tasmanian varieties.
This industrial-meets-rustic sandwich bar and cafe combines a relaxed ambiance with crafted eats and gourmet coffee. The menu here serves a variety of classic and original sandwiches like the Reuben and the Workshop Original Zested Chicken. Healthy and GF options are available here too. This spot takes its coffee seriously and keeps things local with locally-roasted beans from Villino that go perfectly with eats like the walnut muffins. Ideal for a quick bite on the go, this sandwich bar is a welcome addition to lively Collins Street.
Sweet Sassafras is a neighborhood cafe gracing Hobart. You can relish local delicacies here with the focus being on desserts and coffees. Sit by a corner here and have a laid-back time unwinding over hearty platters and desserts indulgences.
The corner frontage and the Mediterranean coloring of this neighborhood restaurant make it easy to spot. Peter Gouldthorpe's stunning trompe l'oeil wall paintings would be well worth the visit, even if the food was not as good as it is. The paintings are in all the small dining spaces so walk around the restaurant to see them all. The mood is French provincial but there are also dishes with a North African flavor; the couscous dishes are generous in their servings.
Filoxenia is a little Greek restaurant in the Hobart city, which serves authentic Greek cuisine using the age-old recipes from Greek. The restaurant is designed in a modern contemporary Greek style giving out the illusion of dining in Greek itself. You can start your meal by ordering a few starters followed by special Greek main-course like Mousaka, Gemista, Paithakia and Biftikia. You can choose desserts from their sweet menu where they serve Glyko Koutaliau, Baklavas and Galaktoboureko. The chef's recipes are based on a Cretan Diet, which is one of the healthiest diets. Filoxenia is a piece of little Greek in the heart of Australia, they have live musicians playing in the restaurant- so if you are looking for something different and fun- Filoxenia should be on your list.