Independent cafes - best coffee

Consistently good. Coffee is great and the food is delicious, prepared to order and reasonably priced.
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Inside Cafe
10-14 Paterson St
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Consistently good. Coffee is great and the food is delicious, prepared to order and reasonably priced.
Great coffee and pastries and bread freshly made on the premises. Set in an adapted industrial building. Reasonably priced.
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Bread & Butter
89 Cimitiere St
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Great coffee and pastries and bread freshly made on the premises. Set in an adapted industrial building. Reasonably priced.
Very friendly service, delicious food you can see being prepared. Always busy, but extra seating available at rear of cafe. Food freshly prepared off menu. There are several great cafes on this street which feels a bit like Paris - with an avenue of trees and old buildings.
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Sweetbrew
93 George St
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Very friendly service, delicious food you can see being prepared. Always busy, but extra seating available at rear of cafe. Food freshly prepared off menu. There are several great cafes on this street which feels a bit like Paris - with an avenue of trees and old buildings.
Even though I'm not a vegetarian, I love this cafe. As you walk up the path fresh veggies are growing either side, this guarantees fresh ingredients. Chefs prepare food from the menu to order and the coffee and cake are great.
Mad Apple Café
122 Saint John Street
Even though I'm not a vegetarian, I love this cafe. As you walk up the path fresh veggies are growing either side, this guarantees fresh ingredients. Chefs prepare food from the menu to order and the coffee and cake are great.
An Independent cafe run by a cool young couple who do great coffee with a simple but delicious menu. By the way, the cafe owner (guy) does the b&w photography - scenes of Tasmania, and it's for sale at a very reasonable $100...I know because I asked. 😊
Tinka Coffee Brewers
147 Saint John Street
An Independent cafe run by a cool young couple who do great coffee with a simple but delicious menu. By the way, the cafe owner (guy) does the b&w photography - scenes of Tasmania, and it's for sale at a very reasonable $100...I know because I asked. 😊
Great little cafe for a quick bite to eat, choose from freshly prepared food in the display case. They do a great coffee as well. Formerly a well known icon, Alberto's was the name of the hairdresser/owner (last photo) and was originally a hair salon of the same name.
Alberto's Espresso
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Great little cafe for a quick bite to eat, choose from freshly prepared food in the display case. They do a great coffee as well. Formerly a well known icon, Alberto's was the name of the hairdresser/owner (last photo) and was originally a hair salon of the same name.
To be honest this is high on my list of cafes to visit, but I hear nothing but good things. Set in an isolated area just off the highway this Victorian era conservatory The Tasmanian Food & Wine Conservatory is a cafe/providore stocking 100% Tasmanian produce from the best growers & producers across the state.
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Tasmanian Food and Wine Conservatory
9 Conservatory Rd
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To be honest this is high on my list of cafes to visit, but I hear nothing but good things. Set in an isolated area just off the highway this Victorian era conservatory The Tasmanian Food & Wine Conservatory is a cafe/providore stocking 100% Tasmanian produce from the best growers & producers across the state.
Lovers of all things chocolate, this the place! They put it in drinks, on chocolate taste platters and the make good coffee - all creatively presented and served. You can also take some home with you in the form of beautifully boxed gifts.
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Cocobean Chocolate
82 George St
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Lovers of all things chocolate, this the place! They put it in drinks, on chocolate taste platters and the make good coffee - all creatively presented and served. You can also take some home with you in the form of beautifully boxed gifts.
If you're in Hobart, this cafe is in an old service station. Great place to go for breakfast or visit the bar at the rear for drinks at night. Sit outside or in. Cool vibe. This area in North Hobart is often missed by tourists, it has other great bars, cafes and shopping.
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Room For A Pony
338 Elizabeth St
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If you're in Hobart, this cafe is in an old service station. Great place to go for breakfast or visit the bar at the rear for drinks at night. Sit outside or in. Cool vibe. This area in North Hobart is often missed by tourists, it has other great bars, cafes and shopping.
If you're in Hobart this is an excellent place to go for breakfast or lunch. Great atmosphere, friendly staff set in a quiet area of South Hobart. Wander around afterwards and check out the vintage shops nearby.
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Bear With Me
399 Macquarie St
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If you're in Hobart this is an excellent place to go for breakfast or lunch. Great atmosphere, friendly staff set in a quiet area of South Hobart. Wander around afterwards and check out the vintage shops nearby.
This cafe has an Eastern European vibe that I love. Set in the historic town of Richmond, Czegs (pr. Cheggs) offers an amazing breakfast and lunch menu which includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options. Great coffee and cakes you won't see anywhere else all made on the premises.
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Czegs' Cafe
46 Bridge St
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This cafe has an Eastern European vibe that I love. Set in the historic town of Richmond, Czegs (pr. Cheggs) offers an amazing breakfast and lunch menu which includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options. Great coffee and cakes you won't see anywhere else all made on the premises.
Part of Tasmania's Apple growing history, and set in the Huon Valley. Large cafe/restaurant (licensed) set in an old apple shed, with a small museum celebrating our apple history. Well worth the stop.
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Willie Smith's Apple Shed
2064 Huon Highway
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Part of Tasmania's Apple growing history, and set in the Huon Valley. Large cafe/restaurant (licensed) set in an old apple shed, with a small museum celebrating our apple history. Well worth the stop.

My pick of restaurants

Sublime japanese food, served up on a sushi train, fast efficient if you're in a hurry. Beautiful Japanesque decor.
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Kosaten Launceston
254 Charles St
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Sublime japanese food, served up on a sushi train, fast efficient if you're in a hurry. Beautiful Japanesque decor.
Set within the heart of the Gorge, this restaurant offers a special winter menu that is very reasonably priced. Superb dining amongst the beautiful Gorge grounds where peacocks can be seen. Not suitable if you can't walk down steps, steepish decent to restaurant. Does have a handrail.
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Gorge Restaurant
74 Gorge Rd
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Set within the heart of the Gorge, this restaurant offers a special winter menu that is very reasonably priced. Superb dining amongst the beautiful Gorge grounds where peacocks can be seen. Not suitable if you can't walk down steps, steepish decent to restaurant. Does have a handrail.
Peppers Silo Hotel has a number of dining options, set within a repurposed old silo this is recommended for a more upmarket experience. Woody's Barrel Bar is in the same complex if you are just after a drink.
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Peppers Silo Hotel has a number of dining options, set within a repurposed old silo this is recommended for a more upmarket experience. Woody's Barrel Bar is in the same complex if you are just after a drink.
Consistently good food and service, mid range prices - part of a group of cafes, bars and restaurants at Seaport, looks out on large boardwalk and marina on the Tamar River.
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Levee Food Co
27 Seaport Blvd
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Consistently good food and service, mid range prices - part of a group of cafes, bars and restaurants at Seaport, looks out on large boardwalk and marina on the Tamar River.
Delicious authentic Indian food, nice vibe, very friendly, attentive service.
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Pickled Evenings Indian Restaurant
135 George St
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Delicious authentic Indian food, nice vibe, very friendly, attentive service.
25 min drive from Airbnb, a great food and wine experience. High end restaurant in beautiful rural setting in Josef Chromy Vineyard.
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Josef Chromy Wines
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25 min drive from Airbnb, a great food and wine experience. High end restaurant in beautiful rural setting in Josef Chromy Vineyard.
Excellent seafood menu, reasonably priced (35 min drive from airbnb) including the fish and chips, sit outside on the patio or in and enjoy the river view. Very friendly service. Other choices besides seafood - licenced to serve alcohol.
The River Cafe
225 Flinders St
Excellent seafood menu, reasonably priced (35 min drive from airbnb) including the fish and chips, sit outside on the patio or in and enjoy the river view. Very friendly service. Other choices besides seafood - licenced to serve alcohol.
For an upmarket dining experience, Timbre is a restaurant a few minutes away from my Airbnb, set in Velo Winery.
Timbre kitchen
755 W Tamar Hwy
For an upmarket dining experience, Timbre is a restaurant a few minutes away from my Airbnb, set in Velo Winery.
I haven't dined here but I have heard from people who have that it's a good experience.
Rupert & Hound
30 Seaport Blvd
I haven't dined here but I have heard from people who have that it's a good experience.

Independent bars

Favourite independent bar for a drink and snacks, good range of handcrafted beers from around Australia.
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Saint John Craft Beer Bar
133 St John Street
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Favourite independent bar for a drink and snacks, good range of handcrafted beers from around Australia.
Very cool bar in Launceston CBD, chic decor great service.
Gatsu Gatsu ガツガツ
17-19 Wellington Street
Very cool bar in Launceston CBD, chic decor great service.
With options to sit outside or in this bar is popular with locals, meals are also available.
Star Bar
113 Charles St
With options to sit outside or in this bar is popular with locals, meals are also available.
Trendy place for a drink or a delicious meal, situated on Seaport Boulevarde in Launceston. It's where business people go to chill after work.
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Mudbar Restaurant
28 Seaport Blvd
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Trendy place for a drink or a delicious meal, situated on Seaport Boulevarde in Launceston. It's where business people go to chill after work.
A longtime favourite pub of the young and not so young locals, good meals, classic pub setting, live music, great vibe.
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The Royal Oak Hotel
14 Brisbane St
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A longtime favourite pub of the young and not so young locals, good meals, classic pub setting, live music, great vibe.
This is a popular nightspot for young hip locals, set in a laneway in Launceston's cbd.
Bakers Lane
81 York St
This is a popular nightspot for young hip locals, set in a laneway in Launceston's cbd.

Delicious pub meals

Set in a leafy avenue, this pub offers consistently good quality pub meals, reasonably priced. (These first few photos don't do it justice)
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Sporties Hotel
252 Charles St
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Set in a leafy avenue, this pub offers consistently good quality pub meals, reasonably priced. (These first few photos don't do it justice)
Excellent mid-range priced pub/restaurant featuring delicious seafood dishes on their extensive menu. Restaurant is set close to the Tamar River which provides a beautiful backdrop while you're dining.
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Rosevears Hotel
215 Rosevears Dr
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Excellent mid-range priced pub/restaurant featuring delicious seafood dishes on their extensive menu. Restaurant is set close to the Tamar River which provides a beautiful backdrop while you're dining.
Super friendly staff, excellent service, great food and atmosphere. Set in heart of Launceston CBD.
The Metz
119 St John St
Super friendly staff, excellent service, great food and atmosphere. Set in heart of Launceston CBD.

Attractions

Beautiful scenic walks, historic setting, lovely water views of gorge. Free entry.
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Cataract Gorge Reserve
74-90 Basin Rd
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Beautiful scenic walks, historic setting, lovely water views of gorge. Free entry.
Great for families, this adventure theme park is situated next to the Cataract Gorge. It has several cafes and restaurants within the park with several different family eating options.
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Penny Royal Adventures
1 Bridge Rd
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Great for families, this adventure theme park is situated next to the Cataract Gorge. It has several cafes and restaurants within the park with several different family eating options.
The seahorses you will see here are found in the Tamar River. Beautiful drive with river vistas to Beauty Point where Seahorse World is located.
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Seahorse World
200 Flinders St
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The seahorses you will see here are found in the Tamar River. Beautiful drive with river vistas to Beauty Point where Seahorse World is located.
Only 15 minutes from my airbnb, you can get up close to Tasmanian Devils.
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Tasmania Zoo
1166 Ecclestone Rd
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Only 15 minutes from my airbnb, you can get up close to Tasmanian Devils.
With a tragic past in many respects, this site has tasteful and creative displays depicting the convict history. Well worth the entry fee.
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Port Arthur
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With a tragic past in many respects, this site has tasteful and creative displays depicting the convict history. Well worth the entry fee.

Sightseeing

Cradle Mountain is a pristine wilderness experience, choose from a moderately easy walk around Dove Lake on a well constructed boardwalk. This is a Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains. You can do several other harder walks. Be prepared for the cold, weather can change suddenly.
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Cradle Mountain
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Cradle Mountain is a pristine wilderness experience, choose from a moderately easy walk around Dove Lake on a well constructed boardwalk. This is a Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains. You can do several other harder walks. Be prepared for the cold, weather can change suddenly.
Freycinet National Park should be high on your list of sightseeing. Visit the interpretation Centre first and ask the rangers about how to get to Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville, Bluestone Bay, Hazards and the now famous Wineglass Bay (I recommend visiting this either early morning or late afternoon to avoid the tourist crush).
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Freycinet
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Freycinet National Park should be high on your list of sightseeing. Visit the interpretation Centre first and ask the rangers about how to get to Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville, Bluestone Bay, Hazards and the now famous Wineglass Bay (I recommend visiting this either early morning or late afternoon to avoid the tourist crush).
An emerging trendy town with gorgeous shops and antique shops galore. Visit Willow Court (an old mental asylum) where many interesting antique shops and a cafe have inhabited the old brick buildings.
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New Norfolk
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An emerging trendy town with gorgeous shops and antique shops galore. Visit Willow Court (an old mental asylum) where many interesting antique shops and a cafe have inhabited the old brick buildings.
This bird sanctuary has a boardwalk which is an easy walk to Tamar Island, a must for bird lovers. Free Entry
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Tamar Island Wetlands Centre
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This bird sanctuary has a boardwalk which is an easy walk to Tamar Island, a must for bird lovers. Free Entry
A place full of history, an eerie setting amongst a rocky river with a swinging bridge and small museum. Not visited much by tourists but known to the locals.
Duck Reach Power Station
A place full of history, an eerie setting amongst a rocky river with a swinging bridge and small museum. Not visited much by tourists but known to the locals.
The Evandale Village Fair and the National Penny Farthing Championships is on Sat. Feb 22nd 10 am - 4 pm. Set in an historic village this is an annual event and is a day well spent.
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Evandale
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The Evandale Village Fair and the National Penny Farthing Championships is on Sat. Feb 22nd 10 am - 4 pm. Set in an historic village this is an annual event and is a day well spent.
Battery Point is an historic part of Hobart with great cafes (Jackman & McRoss) and book shops and antique shops. It's the suburb next to where Salamanca Market is held.
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Battery Point
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Battery Point is an historic part of Hobart with great cafes (Jackman & McRoss) and book shops and antique shops. It's the suburb next to where Salamanca Market is held.
Just South of Hobart, this has it's fair share of pretty towns set along the Huon River.
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Huon Valley Council
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Just South of Hobart, this has it's fair share of pretty towns set along the Huon River.

Wineries

Travel through the Tamar Valley Wine Route, visiting some of the best cold climate wineries in Tasmania. Drive through spectacular views of the Tamar River.
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Tamar Valley Wine Centre
49 Main Rd
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Travel through the Tamar Valley Wine Route, visiting some of the best cold climate wineries in Tasmania. Drive through spectacular views of the Tamar River.
Located along the East Coast of Tasmania and only a scenic 1.5 hours drive from Launceston. It's the architecture that grabs you first, then the stunning views of Freycinet, The Hazards granite hills. Stop for a casual wine tasting and seafood experience - or just a coffee.
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Located along the East Coast of Tasmania and only a scenic 1.5 hours drive from Launceston. It's the architecture that grabs you first, then the stunning views of Freycinet, The Hazards granite hills. Stop for a casual wine tasting and seafood experience - or just a coffee.
This small winery is an enjoyable stopover on the way to or from Freycinet National Park. Sample delicious seafood and casual dining at Mel's Kitchen and wine tasting experience at the Spring Vale cellar door.
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Spring Vale Vineyard
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This small winery is an enjoyable stopover on the way to or from Freycinet National Park. Sample delicious seafood and casual dining at Mel's Kitchen and wine tasting experience at the Spring Vale cellar door.