Hobart restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Pilgrim Coffee

With exposed bricks, timber beams and distressed walls, L-shaped Pilgrim is Hobart's hippest cafe. Expect wraps, panini and interesting mains (try the house black beans with pulled pork) and expertly prepared coffee…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Aløft

Boldly claiming itself as Hobart's top restaurant, angular Aløft occupies a lofty eyrie atop the floating Brooke St Pier. Menu hits include silken tofu with burnt onion and baby leeks, and crispy duck leg with kimch…
Top Choice Bakery in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Jackman & McRoss

Make sure you stop by this enduring Hobart favourite, even if it’s just to gawk at the display cabinet full of delectable pies, tarts, baguettes and pastries. Breakfasts involve scrambled egg, bacon and avocado pani…
Top Choice Italian in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Templo

Unpretentious little Templo, on a nondescript reach of Patrick St, is a Hobart dining treasure. With only 20 seats (bookings essential), most of them around a communal table, and only three or four Italian-inspired …
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,…
Top Choice Cafe in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Retro Cafe

So popular it hurts, funky Retro is ground zero for Saturday brunch among the market stalls (or any day, really). Masterful breakfasts, bagels, salads and burgers interweave with laughing staff, chilled-out jazz and…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Flippers

There are four floating fish punts moored in Constitution Dock, selling fresh-caught seafood either uncooked or cooked. Our pick is Flippers, an enduring favourite with a voluptuous fish-shaped profile. Fillets of f…
Top Choice Cafe in Taroona

Picnic Basket

This old petrol-station building has been reworked as an earthy cafe, with a quirky retro interior, staff dancing in the kitchen and herbs growing in planter boxes – a far remove from its petrochemical past. Order s…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Bury Me Standing

Stepping into this brilliant little coffee-and-bagel joint, run by a chipper Minnesotan who ended up in Hobart accidentally, is like waking into an old-time curiosity shop – skeleton wallpaper one side, bright swatc…
Top Choice Asian in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Mr Goodguy

Aiming for a future-Asian Bladerunner look, this good-looking good guy is a hawker-style restaurant revolving around a central bar, on the ground floor of the new ibis Styles Hobart Hotel. Order the wallaby shank ma…