Dispatch

New Town is so hot right now. Long term favourites MYU, Jackman and Mcross, Green Store, Lebrina and Jean Pascal were recently joined by Brother Mine, Ruckus Fried Chicken, and Crumb Street Diner to make it a real foodies destination. The sad closure of Cafe 176 left a gap on the main road and now Dispatch…

Queens of the Scone Age

Queens, another Pilgrim satellite (along with Property of: Pilgrim, The Standard, and Bright Eyes) opened last week in the former Crumb Street Kitchen site on the corner of Harrington and Melville Sts, selling pastries – baked in-house, natch – and coffee of the excellent standard we’ve come to expect from this outfit. The name, incidentally, was chosen to…

South on Collins

It’s easy to miss, a small cafe tucked away in an arcade with an excellent second hand bookshop and a tattoo studio as neighbours. Those who have stumbled upon it though have returned with tales of excellent fare and exceptional burgers, I had to investigate. I admit I have walked past many times without giving…

Medici

On the corner of Liverpool and Murray Streets for many years stood the Hobart institution La Bella. The pizza was ok during the day, the coffee nothing to rave about and the service reasonable. But at 3am it transformed into the hottest place in town with magically delicious pizza that burnt your mouth and a…

Hobart Cat Cafe Preview

After much anticipation and excitement Hobart Cat Cafe is ready to open for business in under a week! From the start of July you’ll be able to enjoy some fine food and beverages surrounded by even finer feline company. It’s a simple but brilliant concept first seen in Taiwan and then popularised in Japan before…

Hamlet

Slightly off the beaten path but well worth finding your way to is Hamlet, a café making a difference while serving up some exciting and original fare. At first glance a contemporary café, Hamlet is also a not for profit social enterprise with the aim of giving skills and work experience to those that face…

Quinoa and Kale Salad @ Berta

Eating healthy isn’t often a consideration when I’m dining out, my eyes will quickly be drawn to the sticky slow cooked meats, the buttery delights and the delicious things in bread. So when my oft made decision to restart healthier eating coincided with lacking the will to cook lunch it was set to be an…