Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Jackman & McRoss

Make sure to stop by this neighbourhood bakery-cafe, even if it’s just to gawk at the display cabinet full of delectable pies, tarts, baguettes and pastries. Early-morning cake and coffee may evolve into a quiche fo…
Top Choice Market in Central Hobart

Farm Gate Market

The waterfront Salamanca Market has dominated for decades, but this hyperactive foodie street-mart is giving it a run for its money. Trading commences with the ding of a big brass bell: elbow your way in for the bes…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Hobart

Pilgrim Coffee

With exposed bricks, timber beams and distressed walls, L-shaped Pilgrim is Hobart's hippest cafe. Expect wraps, panini and interesting mains (Bolivian breakfast bowl!), plus expertly prepared coffee. Fall into conv…
Top Choice Italian in Central Hobart

Templo

Unpretentious little Templo, on a nondescript reach of Patrick St, has assumed the mantle of Hobart's 'must-do' restaurant. With only about 20 seats (bookings essential), and only three or four Italian-inspired main…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Aloft

Staking a bold claim as Hobart's top restaurant, Aloft occupies a lofty eyrie in the floating Brook Street Pier. Menu hits include the likes of yellow fish curry with beetroot and fennel, and steamed oysters with fe…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Hobart

Bury Me Standing

Run by a chipper Minnesotan who ended up in Hobart accidentally, this little coffee-and-bagel joint is literally a hole in the wall of a car park. Bagels are pot-boiled (a traditional method ensuring a sticky outer …
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Flippers

There are quite a few 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. Fille…
Top Choice Cafe in MONA & Northern Hobart

Pigeon Hole

This compact, friendly cafe is the kind of place every inner-city neighbourhood should have. A serious coffee attitude comes together with paddock-to-plate cafe food that’s definitely a cut above. The freshly baked …
Top Choice Cafe in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Ginger Brown

When a food business is this well run, the mood infects the entire room: happy staff, happy customers and happy vibes. Try the slow-cooked lamb panini with cornichons and hummus, or the signature kimchi pancake. Ver…
Top Choice Cafe in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

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…