your FREE guide to Hobart's finest
We’ve assembled the tastiest delights, snazziest treats and the hottest spots in town for your enjoyment and perusal!
We hope Issue 7 of We Are Hobart provides some insight into Hobart’s warm soul. If you want a digital copy, you’ll find it here. Otherwise you can find copies of this little pocket rocket at all the usual places – tourism centres, shops, cafes etc. If you want some guides for your front counter – just drop us a line!
POST OFFICE 176
The New Town Post Office, circa 1891, houses a café, eclectic gift shop, a design gallery, a teaching studio, and the ‘Not Junk Resource’. Seven day breakfasts, late night crafting, and workshop spaces are unique offerings from this endlessly inspiring enterprise.
New Town arts centre and café.
176 New Town Road, New Town
0400 814 373
Mon–Tue: 7.30–5, Wed–Thu & Sun: 7.30–8pm, Fri–Sat: 7.30–11pm
ART HOLE GALLERY
Art Hole Gallery is brimming with beautiful, refined, handmade tablewares and contemporary art created in their New Town workshop. Come and take coffee in the dry-stone courtyard, browse the gallery and meet designer/potter Marion Abraham.
Ceramics open workshop.
30 Cross Street, New Town
0437 258 653
Wed by appointment, Thu–Sun 9–3
Fabulous fabrics and hilarious Australian souvenir tea-towels are features of Sue Hall’s witty and whimsical furniture, homewares, limited edition babywear, Not Hawaiian shirts, vintage tablecloth dresses and her famous/infamous map of Tassie skirts. Not for the faint-hearted.
Limited edition and bespoke fashion, furniture and homewares.
246 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
0458 235 689
Wed–Fri: 10.30–5, Sat: 10–3 (Other times by appointment)
This boutique boasts an array of treasures for the home and individual. Designer Karen Wagner has an eye for beautiful interiors and gardens and a focus on sustainability and individual makers. Drop by to discover unique clothing, jewellery, homewares and a curated collection of designer furniture.
Boutique treasures for the home, garden and you.
112 Lansdowne Crescent, West Hobart
03 6231 6883
Mon–Fri: 10–5, Sat: 10–2
TOMMY GUN RECORDS
Tommy Gun Records offer a huge range of new and second-hand LPs, CDs and tapes across a wide variety of musical genres. A great location for music lovers, with Tasmania’s largest selection of music t-shirts, posters and merchandise.
New and second-hand music and merchandise.
127 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
03 6234 2039
Mon–Fri: 10–5.30, Sat: 10–3
RED PARKA DESIGNS
The Red Parka store and studio showcases the artwork of Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins, alongside a colourful and inspiring collection of art prints, stationery, homewares and jewellery by various Tasmanian, Australian and international independent artists.
Tasmanian art and design store.
22 Criterion Street, Hobart
Mon–Fri: 9–5, Sat: 9–3, Sun: 9–1
Funky Homes stock beautiful items for the home, and unique gifts for any occasion. They love to support local designers and aim to provide ever-changing options that are unique, diverse, fresh and affordable. Funky Homes represents the best in gifts and homewares.
Contemporary gifts and homewares.
149A Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6234 7129
Mon–Fri: 9.30–5.30, Sat: 10–4
THE STASH CUPBOARD
The Stash Cupboard is a yarn store, as yarn stores should be – bright, fun and on-trend. A fantastic selection of yarns in delicious fibres as well as a great range of tools and books. Great for both the weaving aficionado and knitting novice.
Bright. Cheerful. Modern. A yarn store.
159 Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6234 1219
The perfect gift store for those wanting to treat a friend, or themselves! Filled with Tasmanian-made homewares, gifts, edible treats, and jewellery, Gather is most inspiring haven for design lovers. Every purchase will make you feel good about supporting local artisans. The store also offers made-on-site cushions, lampshades and made-to-order purses and bags.
Superlative treats, gifts and crafts.
166 Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6234 6704
Mon–Fri: 10–5, Sat: 11–3
BEAUTY & THE BEES
Beauty and the Bees are passionate about offering all natural, 100% Tasmanian, ethical soaps, creams and lotions. Treat yourself to some luxurious products, or the staff can offer solutions for your sensitive skin. Handmade since 1993 with a reputation for quality – you can tell these guys really care.
Fresh, ethical, luxurious, handmade skincare.
Ground Floor, (Next to ABC Shop) Centrepoint Shopping Centre, Murray Street, Hobart
03 6236 9977
Mon–Fri: 9.30–5.30, Sat: 9–4
Fullers is an award-winning independent bookseller, located in Hobart’s city centre. Staff are masterful at recommending the perfect read and shelves are stocked with an eccentric collection to satisfy any curious reader. The community-proud bookstore is 90-odd years young and also offers delicious treats from its on-site café.
Award-winning independent booksellers.
131 Collins Street, Hobart
03 6234 3800
Mon–Fri: 8.30–6, Sat: 9–5, Sun, public holidays: 10–4
WILD ISLAND TASMANIA
Showcasing a selection of art, design, and produce by makers and artists inspired by Tasmania’s remote and wild places. With regular exhibitions, workshops, and events, Wild Island is a ‘must see’ gallery in Salamanca.
Celebrating nature in Tasmania.
Shop 8 ‘The Galleria’ 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart
03 6224 0220
Mon–Fri: 9.30–5.30, Sat: 9–4
Hobart Bookshop is a proud, independent bookshop overflowing with books. The warm, well-lit space has a long history of book selling and an excellent collection of Tasmanian texts. Hobart Bookshop is a vibrant part of Tasmania’s literary book community, with regular launches.
Proud independent bookshop.
22 Salamanca Square, Hobart
03 6223 1803
Mon–Fri: 9–6, Sat: 9–5, Sun, public holidays: 10–5
Inka Gallery are an artist-run co-operative that has become a much-loved Salamanca institution. Every day is “meet the artist” day. Every three weeks there is a new exhibition so check their website for Friday evening opening celebrations.
Co-op gallery run by painters and printmakers.
Shop 16, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
03 6223 3663
Mon–Sat, public holidays: 10–5, Sun: 11–4
REBECCA ROTH ON HAMPDEN
On Hampden showcases Tasmanian made resin jewellery, art, homewares and handmade gifts. This little gem is well worth visiting whilst exploring Hobart’s Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Meet Rebecca on Hampden, opposite the iconic Jackman & McRoss Bakery.
Resin jewellery, gift shop, homewares.
66 Hampden Road, Battery Point
0414 518 739
Mon–Fri: 9–5, Sat–Sun: 9–2, public holidays: 9–2
ROOM FOR A PONY
North Hobart’s newest café is a sophisticated 1950s gas-station conversion boasting an impeccable all-day menu inspired by the culinary cultures of Europe, Africa and Asia. Perfectly cupped coffee roasted locally by Zimmah Coffee, they also offer a killer Bloody Mary! Giddy up!
Delish coffee, all-day brekky, lunch and booze.
338 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
03 6231 0508
Mon–Fri: 7.30–4, Sat–Sun: 8–4, public holidays: 8–3
TQ comprises a sexy communal bar downstairs plus lounge and private spaces upstairs. Offering international wines, artisan ciders, craft beers all matched with innovative grub, from snacks to slabs of steak. Let Stu Addison and the team guide your palette from noon ‘til the wee hours.
Gastro geek kitchen, burger bar and bottle shop.
132 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
03 6236 9119
Tues–Sun, public holidays: noon–late
Welcome home to Frankies Empire – a cosy, relaxed café with art, music and free wi-fi. A wide array of delicious treats await you including many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Woof!
Café, allergy friendly food,gallery, live music.
129 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
03 6287 6194
Mon: 8–5, Tue–Fri: 7–5
This quaint art-deco bakery café has a great range of treats and meals baked on premises. Pop in for an all-day breakfast, Campos coffee, tasty pies, salads and sandwiches. Daily specials, home-made gluten-free bread & heavenly Wagon Wheels ensures there’s something for everyone!
Cosy bakery/café and takeaway.
85 Bathurst Street, Hobart
03 6231 1274
Mon–Fri: 7.30–4, Sat: 7.30–2.30
Located in a small and contemporary space with an open kitchen, Small-fry uses local produce to produce casual, exciting and refined dishes with a European flavour. Extensive beer and wine list, and the go-to for your morning coffee and pastry.
Restaurant, bar, coffee and Hobart’s best doughnuts!
3/129 Bathurst Street, Hobart
03 6221 1338
Mon–Thu: 7.30–3.30, Fri: 7.30–7, Sat: 8.30–1, Sun: 8.30–3
CRITERION ST CAFÉ
Upstairs, inside and street-side Criterion hits the mark with original café food. Think hearty salads, all-day breakfast and homemade muffins. Fresh juices, great coffee, wines and imported beers are just some of the things that make this café the perfect pit stop while in the city.
Breakfast, lunch and in-betweens.
10 Criterion Street, Hobart
03 6234 5858
Mon–Fri: 7–4, Sat: 8–3
Pulp Friction offers everything delicious and heartwarming! An array of amazing cold-pressed juices, smoothies, snacks, salads and meals will keep you going all day. Veggie, vegan and allergy friendly goodness will make your tummy happy, your brain zing and your liver love you!
Pure, awesome juice and food to-go.
110–114 Collins Street, Hobart
0400 252 506
STRAIGHT UP COFFEE + FOOD
At Straight Up you will find specialty inhouse roasted coffee, freshly baked bread and tasty treats. Not only is everything made on-site, it’s all vegetarian and gluten-free, too!
Clean eats. Straight up.
202A Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6236 9237
Mon–Fri: 7.30–3, Sat–Sun: 9–3
OYSTER & PEARL
This chic inner-city studio is one of Hobart’s hidden gems; a must-visit boutique or stylish women of all ages. Limited edition, functional and affordable clothing and accessories is the Oyster & Pearl mantra. Ascend the stairs off Liverpool Street to discover this quirky haven brimming with salvaged treasures and unusual objects.
Limited edition women’s clothing and accessories.
Level 1, 147 Liverpool Street, Hobart
0488 611 074
Tue–Fri: 10.30–5 (Other times by appointment)
RED HERRING SURF
Tasmania’s original surf store since ’71. Red Herring Surf are a locally owned and operated business providing surf and skate fashion and hardware. They have the largest variety of surfboards and wetsuits in the state and offer a Global Price Match.
Surf, skate, lifestyle and fashion retail store. #stokedtobealocal
75 Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6213 4555
Mon–Sat: 9–6, Sun: 10–5, public holidays: see website
Experience a world of good shoes; from the comfortable to the avant-garde and everything in between. Icon Footwear is Hobart’s eminent source of sophisticated and comfortable shoes for men and women for all occasions. Their friendly staff can assist with fit and style from their extensive range of European and exotic brands of shoes, and their range of amazing sculptural handbags is inspiring. This store offers fun colours, engaging shapes and comfort beyond compare!
A world of good shoes.
138 Collins Street, Hobart
03 6224 7688
Mon–Fri: 9.30–5.30, Sat: 10–4
Hobart’s leading eco-boutique featuring sustainable fashion, all natural skincare and cosmetics, organic babywear, unique homewares and gifts; all locally and conscientiously made. Shop from brands such as as Smitten Merino, Untouched World, Eve Perez and Harlequin Belle.
Beautiful ethical fashion, accessories, homewares and babywear.
27 Murray Street, Hobart
03 6223 7620
Mon–Fri: 9.30–5.30, Sat: 10–4
Workbelt showcases three artists in their natural habitat; handcrafting leather, metals and textiles into wearable, usable goods. Bags, belts, jewellery, skincare and prints are part of the sensational offerings, or commission a bespoke piece direct from the creator.
Retail workshop: leather, textile, jewellery and accessories.
52 Sandy Bay Road, Battery Point
0488 709 910
Tue–Thur, Sat: 10–3, Fri: 10–4.30
The State Cinema Café, Bar, Bookstore and Rooftop is a century old Hobart icon with eight screens, a large café bar, boutique bookstore, rooftop cinema and bar located a short stroll up Elizabeth Street in vibrant North Hobart. Open 7 days a week.
Independent cinema with bar, café, bookstore and rooftop.
375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
03 6234 6318
A hearty homely bar and restaurant that uses local and organic produce, features entertainment from across the globe, has two bars, outside dining, wood heater, beer garden, the Round Room Gallery, pool tables, an assortment of games and more!
Homely bar, tap + boutique beverages, meals, live entertainment and more.
304 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
03 6234 4589
THE GRAND POOBAH
An eclectic, fun venue located upstairs in the Hobart CBD. Always full of surprises with a mixed lolly bag of bands, DJ’s, comedy, cabaret, markets and zine fairs. Spend a late night dancing to gramophone disco, lounging on red-velvet couches with red-velvet wine.
An eclectic smorgasbord of night-time frivolity.
142 Liverpool Street, Hobart
0448 056 163
Check Facebook for weekly gig-guide.
TASMANIAN WHISKY TOURS
Visit 3-4 whisky distilleries in a single day, taste a dozen Tasmanian single malt whiskies, meet the makers and go behind the scenes of the distillation process. Welcome aboard the good ship Whisky.
Meet the makers behind Tasmanian whisky.
14 Davey St, Hobart
0412 099 933
Tour times: 9–5.30 Fri and Sun
Come and contribute to Society; a boutique bar with a Tasmanian focus. Craft beer, wine and artisan spirits from the Island and around the world. Enjoy your beverage of choice and indulge in oysters, cheese and charcuterie from their bar menu.
Boutique bar with a Tasmanian focus.
22 Montpelier Retreat, Battery Point
Bentwood Coffee is a super cute 1950’s caravan serving delish locally roasted coffee and seasonal light lunches. Well worth the short drive up Mt Wellington to the Springs; the views are incredible. The friendly staff are full of Mountain information, so ask away.
Coffee out of a 1950’s timber caravan.
The Springs, Pinnacle Road, Wellington Park
0417 719 856