Quality Hotel Hobart Midcity
Cnr. Elizabeth & Bathurst Stre
Hobart, TS 7000
Phone: (61) 3 62346333
Fax: (61) 3 62310898
This is a particularly good place to be at for having a great time. Live music plays from Tuesday to Sunday with blues and folk styles popular. It is a typical pub: smoky, noisy and atmospheric, so it is not the place for an intimate conversation. Standing near the bar will soon have you soaking up the ambiance. Guinness is on tap but you can also find many other beer varieties. Meals include pasta or a decent steak. The house specialty is beef and Guinness pie. Call ahead or check the website for more details.
Office workers like to call in here for a coffee before their day begins. This is a perching place. There are tall stools with benches and plenty of reading materials to peruse as you sip. Decor is a fresh mint green. Delicious cakes and croissants are on display to tempt you to eat in, or to take back to the office. Early opening makes it an ideal place for a light breakfast. Later in the day, become decadent and try the Irish coffee cheesecake.
It is great to call in here for a cheap lunch as Thai Hut is right in the heart of the city. For those into comfort, the cushion seats are great and help diners to relax. Conventional seating is also available, and the decor is functional, if not particularly Thai. You can expect the old Thai favorites such as green chicken curry but the small menu has other offerings including curry puffs. There are often lunch specials advertised on the blackboard in the street outside.
As Cumquat has been voted the place with the best coffee in Hobart, no wonder it is always bustling. A tiny kitchen creates magic that you can watch happen while you wait. There is not a lot of room, but that does not seem to matter, and service is fast and friendly. Thoughtful annotation of the menu indicates vegan and vegetarian dishes but there is something for everyone. You are in serious danger of being converted if you try the platter of vegetarian dips, served with crusty bread, olive oil and za'atar. Wine is available by the bottle or glass.
With branches in many suburban shopping centers, Banjo's has become a Tasmanian success story. It is not just a bakery; the city store is popular with diners all day. All branches have a similar feel with tiled floors and wooden furniture. A large serving counter displays the food and bakery operations are in full view. Eat in or take away. Everything is oven fresh. Pies and rolls, sandwiches and scrolls are all cheap and delicious and the brewed coffee comes in bottomless cups. There is a 10% discount for senior citizens.
You could walk right past the door to Kafe Kara its miniscule frontage. One clue is the tables on the pavement outside. Once you step inside however, the room seems to go on forever. The decor has a very contemporary, vaguely Italian feel. Perch on a stool at the front if you are on your own, or take a table further inside. Great coffee and a small selection of wines complement an innovative menu. Daily specials are on the board. The excellent pasta, polenta-based dishes and chef's creations from seasonal foods are recommended.
It is possible to feel both healthy and decadent at the same time as you bite into one of these luscious kebabs. Although there is a huge takeaway trade, each of Steve's Kebab House has space to sit and eat. Kebabs of all flavors from Aussie, Thai, Mexican or vegetarian are made as you wait.
Located in central Hobart, this popular venue has a large selection of mouth-watering Japanese choices for either takeaway or dine in. A pleasant modern atmosphere greets you from the minute you step in. The sushi is prepared fresh daily and party packs are available as well. Nigiri Sushi, inari bags, nori rolls, futomaki, insideout rolls, noodle soups, and stir fried noodles are just some of the great items to choose from with fresh Tasmanian seafood sushi a specialty. There are several Japanese venues to choose from in Hobart, however, if you enjoy a casual atmosphere and quick service, Sakura in the City should be your choice.
The Cupping Room has become the special place for coffee lovers in the city. The owners are passionate coffee lovers who purchased high-end Slayer and Synesso machines to create a long list of locally loved cups. There is also a kitchen with creations to tempt the taste buds, like the cauliflower, fennel and blue cheese soup or the famous beef burger. Hardy breakfasts are on offer too, so it's possible to pop in for a meal anytime during the day. Located in an old city warehouse, this cafe is only a short walk from the Central Business District.
Garagistes is a recent addition to the Hobart food scene and it has received rave reviews from locals and interstate travelers alike. Set in an old warehouse, the decor is simple but stylish. The menu choices are limited but very creative, and the extensive wine list has some of the French and Italian favorites along with local Tasmanian delights. You might try the salt cod fritters, the chicken liver parfait with puffed buckwheat, or possibly the raw jack mackerel paired with the tang of pickle and elderberries. This establishment does not normally take reservations. For major foodies, this is a must try.
This popular icon, Sublime Pizzeria has expanded into new larger premises in north Hobart. Don't be fooled by the mundane outer shell and entrance, because lurking just around the corner from the main bar is a tastefully decorated restaurant, with down lights and overstuffed couches. This venue is touted to have the best pizza in Hobart, along with seafood, steak, risotto and pasta. Large servings and amazing low prices, with friendly staff all serve to bring the locals back time after time. If pizza and a beer is all one has in mind, then by all means shoot a game of pool while waiting. A short five minute walk from central Hobart will bring you to the door.
Former rock band musician Brian Ritchie and his wife Varuni opened this inner city tea-house to offer a bit of a relaxing respite to locals and visitors. Chado - The Way of Tea takes its name from the ancient Japanese tea ceremony and offers teas from around the world. To accompany the tea, a range of Asian and Westernized sweet and savory dishes are on offer daily. These include rice balls, and homemade cookies. After a day of shopping in the city, this little cafe offers a bit of rejuvenation for the body and soul.