Sandy Bay & South Hobart restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Ginger Brown

This perennially popular and well-run cafe presents a wide-ranging menu, including a house crumpet with raspberry mascarpone and lemon curd, a black quinoa salad and a poke bowl. It's very kid- and cyclist-friendly,…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart


Soups, grilled salads, rolls, sandwiches, wraps, juices and smoothies – all of it fresh and/or made on the spot, and none of it deep-fried. It's a healthy formula not necessarily in accord with the lifestyles of the…
Chinese in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Me Wah

From the outside, Me Wah looks just like any suburban shopping-mall joint. But inside it's an elegant confection of chinoiserie, almost bordering on over-the-top. The food is equally stellar, including terrific ways…
Italian in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Don Camillo

Claiming to be Hobart's oldest restaurant (since 1965), venerable Don Camillo is still turning out a tight menu of classic Italian pastas, risottos, meat dishes and Mama's cassata – no pizzas here – on red-checked t…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Lost Freight

Travel up Mt Wellington through the bentwood forests to the Springs, where this funky converted shipping container awaits with hot coffee and excellent mountainside snacks to fuel your Kunanyi adventure.
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Macquarie St Foodstore

It’s a little way out of the city, but an excursion to the Foodstore – a pioneering South Hobart cafe – always rewards. It’s an old shop front full of booths, bookish students, brunching friends, and kids mooching a…
Modern Australian in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Signal Station Brasserie

Lunch with a view? Grab a window table at this elegant, glass-fronted brasserie with awesome Derwent River views, inside Mt Nelson’s 120-year-old signalman’s house. Try the salmon cured in beetroot, vodka and gin wi…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Sash Coffee

This urbane little caffeine crevice in the main bank of Sandy Bay shops has a few stools out the front and awesome plates of brioche French toast with banana, lemon curd and vanilla ice cream. The house fruit-and-nu…
Italian in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Solo Pasta & Pizza

The brilliant pastas, pizzas, risottos and calzones at Solo have been drawing hungry hordes for decades. Not that you'd know its age from looking at it: the snazzy glass-fronted room backed by racks of wine is almos…
Asian in Sandy Bay & South Hobart


Vanidol's in North Hobart proved to be such a winner that Vanidol's in South Hobart was spawned. It's a marginally less atmospheric set-up than in 'NoHo', but the food is just as awesome. Try the Nepalese lamb curry…