Jemima Phelps is the author of fiddle & spoon, a beautifully photographed lifestyle blog. Her topics lean toward fashion, travel, food, design and photography, as she eclectically documents life from Melbourne and Tasmania, Australia. I discovered her esthetic on Instagram (@fiddleandspoon) and we bonded over a mutual obsession for coffee.
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Tucked away in the Bank Arcade off Liverpool St, Two-Folk is a small, light and airy space sporting a great minimalist aesthetic. The beans are Hobart-roasted Zimmah Coffee, and there are also a few tasty homemade treats and small lunch options on offer.
It’s a great spot to grab a takeaway if you’re in a rush, or nab a corner and a newspaper if you have time to watch the world pass by (especially during December — right in front of the big Christmas tree!)
64-68 Liverpool St, Hobart
Don’t let the name fool you — these guys offer far more than just tea!
Pollen is a true sanctuary to sit and enjoy the seasons; whatever the weather. Warm and welcoming in Winter, the communal table is the perfect place to sit, with a cosy wood fire crackling at your back and a hot drink cradled in your hands. In Summertime the dog-friendly courtyard is filled with brilliant sunshine and overflowing with garden herbs — and even crocheted blankets for those infamous cooler Hobart Summer days.
56 Hampden Rd, Battery Point
Ginger Brown is definitely the South Hobart go-to for tasty coffee and great food — plus a Jaffa with every hot drink. You’ll be lucky to get a seat on the weekend (they do take bookings, just FYI!), but there’s a great eclectic mix of seating options to choose from: window benches for those who like some sun; a huge communal table for great company; or plush armchairs and couches if you just want to curl up with a coffee and a book.
The decor is fun and homey, and the ever-changing wall of posters at the entrance makes this a great port of call if you’re looking for something else to do in Hobart, once you’ve had your coffee fix!
464 Macquarie St, South Hobart
House-roasted brews, ever-changing blackboard art, and a super cosy mid-city location. What more could you want?
Nestled at the top of Criterion Street in the CBD, Villino are a Hobart staple for those wanting a great specialty coffee experience. The staff are all friendly and accommodating, and there’s a modest cafe menu available if you like some food with your brew. For those in a rush, there’s even a hole-in-the-wall sister cafe – Ecru – just down the street, so you can grab a quick something on the way past instead!
30 Criterion St, Hobart
No list of Hobart is complete without a waterfront mention!
Bright Eyes is a seaside espresso bar located in Brooke St. Pier; Hobart’s four storey floating building. It’s one of the greatest spots for specialty coffee, plus spectacular views of the waterfront precinct!
The TRADE market space on the pier hosts a variety of boutique Tasmanian wares and is tucked away right beside Bright Eyes, so you can browse while you sip. If shopping isn’t your thing however, the comfy couches and amazing views definitely will be! Grab a newspaper, a coffee, and a nutella cruffin (made in-house) and your day will be made.
Stall 21, Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf
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