Quality Hotel Hobart Midcity
Cnr. Elizabeth & Bathurst Stre
Hobart, TS 7000
Phone: (61) 3 62346333
Fax: (61) 3 62310898
Bars & Cafes
This small venue in the heart of Hobart has received several awards for fine coffee. The coffee is roasted on the premises in a German engineered probat roaster to get the finest flavor from every bean. A computer is used to reveal the roast profiles which in layman's terms means very consistent batches and the end result is wonderful consistent coffee. The staff and owner are happy to discuss your likes and suggest the best coffee for you to enjoy. There is an outdoor area in the warmer months to enjoy your choice. - Janice Barton
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.
Dukkah Restaurant is the place to go for brunch in Hobart. Cranberry colored walls, hardwood flooring, black tables, and chairs with window seats give a sophisticated ambiance to this very popular cafe. It is a favorite with the "suit" set who may call in for breakfast to start the day or join friends and associates for lunch to enjoy innovative choices. Dukkah is only one half block directly up the street from the Elizabeth Mall in central Hobart.
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.
This small cafe in central Hobart serves a great cup of Vittoria coffee and is well known for breakfast, lunch and tantalizing homemade sweets. Pop in before shopping and try their Spanish omelette, yummy breakfast parfait with layers of yoghurt, poached fruit, rolled oats and almonds, coconut bread served warm with honey and butter or the old standby bacon and eggs served the way you like. For lunch there are pies, sandwiches, vegetarian options and soup. You may want to choose a wine from their small but well chosen wine list. - Janice Barton
This venue may be tiny but the flavors are huge. Located right in heart of Hobart, this cafe has a large local following of happy customers. The head chef is a well respected and very experienced in Thai cuisine. Don't be mislead by the run-of-the-mill items on the menu such as beef massaman, curry puffs, spring rolls, veggie dumplings, and prawn pad Thai; they are the real deal and excellent. There is also a wonderful entree platter for two and a pork stir fry with Thai garlic paste and ginger which will bring you back for more. - Janice Barton
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.
Located at the front of the Library, this cafe is not just for the studious. Many city workers are discovering that it is a serious contender on the food scene. Decor is glass and chrome with newish magazines and today's papers for browsing. A few tables have made their way out onto the pavement but the ambiance inside is more inviting. There is also a variety of savory tarts and muffins. Great coffee is served and the cafe is also licensed with wine.
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.
Dancing the night away is definitely what this West Hobart venue is all about. A variety of DJ's make sure R&B, chart toppers, and dance classics are all covered. You may relax with a drink in the front lounge area on comfy seats, or choose to spend your evening in the more sophisticated main bar and dance area. For those with the munchies a “Club Pizza” service is available until late with lots of freshly made fast food including spring rolls, pizza and chicken strips. Curley's Bar spot is only one block off of the central shopping area of Hobart.