WAH #1 Summer 2012/13

WAH#1 – the inaugural We Are Hobart Guide – was published in November 2012.

Over 15 000 guides found new homes, assisted shoppers, guided tourists, fed hungry hippos and satisfied even the most discerning patrons.

Below is a comprehensive list of each of the businesses featured within the guide. If this excites you, just wait til you see the actual thing! Available for private use here.

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billie-jo – men’s & ladies fashion & accessories

Come and enjoy the billie-jo fashion store shopping experience. Check out our Facebook Page for the latest fashion arrivals and weekly in-store promotions.  

22 Criterion Street Hobart
Hobart 7000
(03) 6231 9293
Mon-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 10-4
billiejo.com.au and facebook

Oyster & Pearl – limited edition women’s clothing and accessories

Oyster and Pearl features beautifully produced limited edition women’s threads and accessories. This chic inner-city studio space has a cool and casual vibe and is a visual feast for creative minds.

Level 1, 147 Liverpool St Hobart
Tue-Fri 10:30-5 or by appointment

Pitbull Mansion – men’s and women’s designer clothing

Pitbull Mansion is aimed at the fashion-forward men and women of Hobart. Stocking a highly curated range of Australian and International designers such as LIFEwithBIRD, Ksubi, One Teaspoon, Vanishing Elephant, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, Lomography Cameras, and much more.

14 Criterion St Hobart
(03) 6236 9900
Mon-Fri 10:30-5:30 Sat 10:30-4

Charlie’s Bucket – boutique children’s store

Described by “InsideOut Magazine” as evoking feelings of a `child in a chocolate shop.’ Charlie’s bucket is an awesome boutique children’s store with all the leading labels.

166 Liverpool Street Hobart, (opposite Watchorn Street)
(03) 62312881
Mon-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 10-4

Alexandra Best – Hobart’s latest European/Australian designer footwear & clothing injection

Alexandra Best welcomes you to a most unique experience of feminine elegance and exceptional seductive one off pieces exclusively from only a handful of Australia’s Best! Zimmermann, Newcomer Georgia Osborne, Aje, Melinda&Narina and Wayne Cooper complimenting opulent European Footwear and accessories. For the woman that refuses to be like any other!

139 Liverpool St Hobart, opposite Yeltour & Sportsgirl
(03) 6234 2248
Mon-Wed 10:30-5:30 Thu-Fri 9:30-5:30 Sat 10-5:30
alexandrabest.com.au and facebook

Hello Gorgeous – Hobart’s only boutique vintage and re-loved designer clothing

Beautiful, hand selected, quality vintage and designer clothing in a boutique store with unique and quirky pieces. Divine frocks, bags, shoes, hats and accessories for all ages, styles, ages and occasions.

43 Barrack St Hobart [Cnr Goulburn St]
0403 946 484
Tue-Sat 11-5

Jimmy’s Skate Shop – men’s and women’s streetwear, shoes, skateboards and art

Jimmy’s has a huge range of shoes, men’s and women’s clothing, exclusive and specialised brands, spray paints, art gallery, local music and is Tasmania’s only specialist skateboard/longboard shop.

120 Elizabeth St Hobart
03 62347997
Mon-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 10-4


Yellow Bernard – CBD specialty espresso bar

Yellow Bernard is what happened when two mates who love coffee decided to share that passion with Hobart. Grab a coffee where the locals go.

Shop 1/109 Collins St Hobart
03 6231 5207
Mon-Fri 7-4

Frankies Empire – a comfy family cafe, healthy home-style food & great coffee!

Great coffee! Wonderful fresh juices! Delicious food! Including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. A relaxed family atmosphere with a strong focus on the arts, monthly exhibitions, regular live music and free WIFI! Woof!

129 Elizabeth St Hobart
03 6234 7752
Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 10-3

basket&green – produce focused cafe for everyone

basket&green is bright little space for good coffee and light meals. We are passionate about sourcing local and organic produce whenever possible. Come in and let us make you comfortable in our friendly cafe for everyone!

179 Elizabeth St Hobart, on the corner of Brisbane St
03 6231 5249
Mon-Fri 7:30-4 Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 8:30-4

Pulp Friction – pure, awesome juice bar

Pulp Friction offers everything delicious and heartwarming! Amazing juices, awesome smoothies and protein shales to keep you going all day. We extract our juices using cold-press juicers – so you get every drop of flavour and goodness! Veggie, vegan and allergy friendly meals for breakfast and lunch in nourishing sizes to suit all levels of hungry. Pulp Friction will make your tummy happy, your brain zing and your liver love you!

Trafalgar Centre, 110-114 Collins St Hobart
0400 252 506
Mon-Fri 8-4

Criterion St Café – breakfast, lunch and in-betweens

Upstairs, inside and street-side, Criterion hits the mark with original café food. Fresh juices, great coffee, wines and imported beers are just some of the things that make this café is the perfect pit stop while in the city.

10 Criterion Street Hobart
(03) 6234 5858
Mon-Fri 7-4 Sat 8-3 Public Holidays 9-3

CWA Gift Shop – all things made with love

Take a step back in time, step inside to find freshly baked cakes, slices & biscuits, home-made jams & relishes, knitted & crocheted clothes, toys and much more. All made with love by members of the Country Women’s Association.

165 Elizabeth Street Hobart
(03) 6234 4187
Mon-Fri 8:30-4 Sat 10-1 *closed Dec 20 to Jan 28

Heartfood Vegetarian Tea House – ready-to-go vegetarian tea house

Freshly cooked & cook to order Western & Eastern vegetarian, vegan, Gluten Free dishes, served with rice or noodles .Main dishes start from $ 6 each. Vegan/ Vegetarian savoury & sweet snacks. Quality green/black & herbal tea.

Shop 2A 64-68 Liverpool St  @ the entrance to Bank Arcade Hobart
03 6234  2884, 0402 351 689
Mon – Fri 11-4 Sat 11-3

Sidecar – intimate wine bar with food

An intimate 20 seat wine bar, serving natural, organic and biodynamic wines from small artisan producers, alongside interesting aperitifs, spirits and digestives, all complemented by a varied snack menu.   

129 Bathurst Street Hobart
03 6231 1338
Sat-Thu 5pm-late Fri 12-3 & 4:30-late

Ecru Coffee – small café with a big coffee heart

Little sister to well-established Villino, this petite gem pumps out excellent coffee. Roasting their own: single origin and blend, as well as bean sales. A must for serious coffee drinkers.

18 Criterion St Hobart
0448 738 014
Mon-Fri 7-3

Kafe Kara – licensed café, seriously good food & specialty coffee

Kafe Kara is a bright and bustling café. Tassie produce focused lunch and all day breakfast menu, including tasty vegetarian options. Enjoy locally roasted coffee, fresh squeezed juice & smoothies.

119 Liverpool Street Hobart
03 6231 2332
Mon-Fri 7:30-4 Sat 8-3

machine laundry café – retro café and laundry

A busy bubbling breakfast institution, which has made its mark in Hobart. The juices are fresh and the food is original. Very popular café with locals and visitors alike.

12 Salamanca Sq Salamanca
03 6224 9922
Mon-Sat 7:30-5 Sun & Public Holidays 8:30-5

The Retro Fudge Bar – award winning fudge & old-school retro pieces

Seeking something sweet to treat yourself or someone else?  The Retro Fudge Bar offers a vast array of award winning deliciousness for every occasion. American style fudge made right here in Hobart. There’s a flavour for everyone!

83 Harrington St Hobart
0411 247 394
Mon-Fri 10-5


Fullers Bookshop – award winning independent booksellers

Award-winning independent booksellers. Masterful recommenders, curious readers, eccentrically knowledgeable, community proud and 90-odd years young.

131 Collins St Hobart
03 6234 3800
Mon-Fri 8:30-6 Sat 9-5 Sun & Public Holidays 10-4

Tommy Gun Records – new and second-hand music and merchandise

Huge range of new and second hand LPs, CDs and tapes. Tasmania’s largest selection of Music T-Shirts, posters and merchandise.

102 Elizabeth St Hobart
 03 6234 2039
Mon-Fri10-5 Sat 10-3

Rebecca Roth Gallery – meet the maker of this contemporary resin jewellery

Rebecca Roth Gallery showcases unique resin jewellery, handmade on site. Rebecca’s pieces are handcrafted with passion and care. Her contemporary range includes necklaces, bangles, rings, earrings and cufflinks. This little gallery space packs a colour punch!

Shop 8 Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place
03 6223 5787
Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 10-4

Handmark Gallery – unique Tasmania art & design

Handmark is one of Tasmania’s premiere galleries representing artists from several disciplines. The spacious, relaxed gallery boasts works from the likes of Emma Bugg, Meg Perkins, Nathan Grey, Mandy Reynard, Tom Samek and Simone Pfister, just to mention a few.  The gallery holds regular exhibitions which mean you can visit Handmark monthly and never be disappointed.  

77 Salamanca Place Salamanca
03 6223 7895
Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 10-6

shalldesigns – restyled and bespoke fashion, furniture and homewares

Fabulous fabrics and hilarious Australian souvenir teatowels are features of Sue Hall’s witty and whimsical furniture, homewares, limited edition babywear and her famous/infamous map of Tassie skirts. A feast of colour and humour are to be enjoyed when walking through the door of this delicious little studio.  Not for the faint-hearted.

246 Elizabeth Street Hobart, on the border of North Hobart and the CBD
0458 235 689
Wed-Fri 10:30-5 Sat 10:30-3 all other days open by appointment

Funky Homes – a contemporary blend of affordable gifts and homewares

At Funky Homes we love to support local Tasmanian designers and we aim to provide ever changing options, items for the home and gifts that are unique, diverse, fresh, affordable and represent the best in gifts and homewares.

149a Liverpool Street Hobart
03 62 34 129
Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30 Sat 10-4

The Stash Cupboard – fresh and bright yarn store

Not your Nanna’s yarn store!  Awesome natural fibre yarns from around the world.  Great range of patterns and knitting and crochet supplies.  Friendly service and a bright, funky space.

159 Liverpool Street Hobart
03 6234 1219
Tue-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 10-2

The Art Of Silver – artisan designed and made contemporary jewellery

For unique, beautiful contemporary jewellery, step into historic Kelly’s Lane, Salamanca Place. The Art of Silver showcases diverse and inspiring wearable art created locally by 12 Tasmanian designer/makers.

Located in Kelly’s Lane, off Salamanca Place, Salamanca
0488 430 212
Mon-Sun & Public Holidays 10-4

ecoHaven – beautiful Tasmanian eco fashion and gifts

ecoHaven stocks a range of ethical products, with a focus on fashion, skincare, homewares and baby and children’s items. ecoHaven aims to showcase local designers, with an expanding range of Tasmanian products.

71 Murray St Hobart, just down from the State Library Hobart
03 6234 6454
Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30 Sat 10-3

Spacebar Gallery – unique fashion, arts and crafts

Spacebar Gallery is a retail gallery located  within the thriving art community of Salamanca Arts Centre, proudly supporting local and interstate designers of fashion, jewellery, accessories, homewares and visual art.

Studio 021, S.A.C. 77 Salamanca Place, off Woobys Lane, Salamanca
03 6223 3002
Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 9:30-4 Sun 10:30-2:30

Petit Marché – vintage all-sorts, local makers, French bits, restyled and rescued

Escape to Hobart’s ‘little market’! Starring vintage collectibles, handmade cushions, purses and vintage-style dresses, local preserves, curios from France, 60’s enamel jewellery, buttons, books, postcards, and a happy vibe!

150 Elizabeth Street Hobart
0414 245 876
Tue-Fri 10:5:30 Sat 11-4 Sun 10-2

The Hobart Bookshop – proud independent bookshop

The Hobart Bookshop is located in Salamanca and is a proud, independent bookshop overflowing with books. It has a long history in bookselling and is warm, well-lit and has wheelchair access. It’s a vibrant part of Tasmania’s literary community, with regular book launches. Please ask us how you can receive a discount.

22 Salamanca Square, Salamanca
03 6223 1803
Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-5 Sun & Public Holidays 10-5

Syzygy – curious gifts and things

Syzygy is a store occupying 27m2 of kooky, quirky, geeky and great gifts for the person who doesn’t want ordinary.

102 Elizabeth St Hobart
03 62369102
Mon-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 10-3

Store & Co. – past and present homewares and gifts

Store & Co is an eclectic home wares store housed in the beautiful Old Walsh’s Building on Macquarie St. Offering a unique mix of the past and present items, theatrically styled and full of inspiration.

130 Macquarie St Hobart (Old Walsh’s Building)
03 6224 9977
Mon-Sun 10:30-4

Salamanca Arts Centre – galleries, exhibitions, performances and retail stores

Over three levels and six exhibition spaces within a Georgian sandston building, more than 25000 people pass through SAC’s doors every year, visiting galleries, independent boutique retailers and attending performances and community events. Rektango – free jazz in the courtyard every Friday from 5:30pm.

77 Salamanca Place Salamanca
03 6234 8414
Mon-Sun & Public Holidays 9-5