your FREE guide to Hobart's finest
Hobart is super spicy this Winter, check out these hot spots in town!
We hope Issue 9 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!
Independent cinema with bar, café, bookstore and rooftop.
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.
375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
03 6234 6318
Homely bar, tap + boutique beverages, meals, live entertainment and more.
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.
304 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
03 6234 4589
Specialty beer, wine, cider & spirits, tapas menu and bottle shop.
TQ comprises a sexy communal bar downstairs plus lounge and private spaces upstairs. Offering international wines, artisan ciders, craft beers and spirits, all complimented by an innovative share plate menu. Let Stu Addison and the team guide your palette from noon ‘til the wee hours.
132 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
03 6236 9119
Tues–Sun & public holidays: noon–late
DRINK TASMANIA TOURS
Premium whisky, beer, wine & cider tours.
Drink Tasmania’s Signature Tour allows you to go behind the scenes, meet the makers and sample the finest of Tasmania’s whisky, wine, beer and cider all in one fabulous day. Experience the best of Tasmania’s award-winning craft beverages. $189pp
Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart
0412 099 933
Tour times: 9–5:30, Thu–Sun
Boutique bar with a Tasmanian focus.
Come and contribute to Society; a boutique bar with a Tasmanian focus. Craft spirits, wine and beer from the Island and around the world. Enjoy your beverage of choice and indulge in cheese and charcuterie from their bar menu. Serving late in the Salamanca precinct.
22 Montpelier Retreat, Battery Point
Boutique treasures for the home, garden and you.
This boutique boasts an array of treasures for the home & individual. Designer Karen Wagner has an eye for beautiful interiors and gardens with a focus on sustainability & individual makers. Drop by to discover unique clothing, jewellery, homewares and a curated collection of designer furniture.
112 Lansdowne Crescent, West Hobart
03 6231 6883
Mon–Fri: 10–5, Sat: 10–3
Limited edition and bespoke fashion, furniture and homewares.
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.
246 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
0458 235 689
Wed–Fri: 10:30–5, Sat: 10–3 (Other times by appointment)
HAPPY HERB SHOP
Where Tasmanian bohemia meets health and happiness.
A vibrant, bohemian oasis for a happier, healthier you; this friendly store offers more than you might expect. Herbs for health, energy, relaxation and romance, clothing, jewellery and gifts, hemp body care, non-toxic candles, circus & fire toys, and a stellar array of incense.
146a Elizabeth Street, Hobart
03 6234 5855
Mon–Fri: 10:30–5:10, Sat: 11–3
RED HERRING SURF
Surf, skate, lifestyle and fashion retail store.
Tasmania’s original surf store since ’71 – Red Herring Surf is 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; they are #stokedtobealocal
75 Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6213 4555
Mon–Fri: 9-5:30, Sat: 9–5, Sun: 11–4
RED PARKA DESIGNS
Tasmanian art and design store.
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.
22 Criterion Street, Hobart
03 6236 9977
Mon–Fri: 9–5, Sat: 10–3, Sun: 9–1
OYSTER & PEARL
Limited edition women’s clothing and accessories.
This chic inner-city studio is one of Hobart’s hidden gems; a must-visit boutique for stylish women of all ages. Limited edition, functionality and affordability is the Oyster & Pearl mantra. Ascend the stairs to discover this quirky haven brimming with salvaged treasures and fashion.
Level 1, 147 Liverpool Street, Hobart
0488 611 074
Tue–Fri: 10:30–5 (Other times by appointment)
Contemporary gifts and homewares.
Funky Homes is a home and lifestyle store in the heart of Hobart offering modern, innovative, colourful and unique homewares and gifts. They represent the cream of the crop in truly amazing homewares, from furniture to small-run art pieces, jewellery and pretty presents.
149a Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6234 7129
Mon–Fri: 9:30–5:30, Sat: 10–4
Superlative treats, gifts and crafts.
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 a most inspiring haven for design lovers. The store also offers made-on-site cushions, lampshades and made-to-order purses and bags.
166 Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6234 6704
Mon–Fri: 10–5, Sat: 11–3
A world of good shoes.
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.
138 Collins Street, Hobart
03 6224 7688
Mon–Fri: 9:30–5:30, Sat: 10–4
MUSIC WITHOUT FRONTIERS
A pillar of music in Hobart.
This long-standing store is a mainstay of the Hobart music scene. Exploring their CD and vinyl range will yield hard to find rarities, classics both old and new, and while you’re there why not employ their genre bending specialist knowledge!
147 Collins Street, Hobart
03 6231 5411
WILD ISLAND TASMANIA
Celebrating nature in 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.
Shop 8 ‘The Galleria’ 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart
03 6224 0220
Mon–Fri: 10–5, Sat: 9–4
Retail workshop specialising in leather wares.
Workbelt showcases exclusively Hobart designed and made products. It specialises in leather wares for guys and gals made on the premises by El Noskcaj. Come in and browse the sensational offerings, or commission a bespoke piece direct from the creator
52 Sandy Bay Road, Battery Point
0488 709 910
Wed–Fri: 11–4, Sat: 10–2
REBECCA ROTH ON HAMPDEN
Resin jewellery, gift shop, homewares.
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.
66 Hampden Road, Battery Point
0414 518 739
Mon–Fri: 9–5, Sat–Sun: 9–2, public holidays: 9–2
ROOM FOR A PONY
Delish coffee, all-day brekkie, restaurant and bar vibes.
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!
338 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
03 6231 0508
Mon–Fri: 7–late, Sat–Sun: 8–late, public holidays: 9–late
Cosy bakery/café and takeaway.
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, homemade gluten-free bread & heavenly Wagon Wheels ensures there’s something for everyone!
85 Bathurst Street, Hobart
03 6231 1274
Mon-Fri: 7:30–4, Sat-Sun: 7:30–2:30
BURY ME STANDING
Pot-boiled bagels, sweet treats and coffee.
Bakers preparing traditional bagels; pot boiled and baked to chewy deliciousness, chatty baristas whipping up locally roasted coffee, sweet treats like your grandma made: you’ll find all this and more at Hobart’s hottest hole-in-the-wall. Also open Sundays for the fab Farm Gate Market.
104 Bathurst Street, Hobart
0424 365 027
Mon–Fri: 6–2:30, Sun: 7–1pm
CRITERION ST CAFÉ
Breakfast, lunch and in-betweens.
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.
10 Criterion Street, Hobart
03 6234 5858
Mon–Fri: 7–4, Sat: 8–3
RETRO FUDGE BAR
Delish coffee & delectable fudge in a relaxed retro atmosphere.
If you have a penchant for a sweet treat and are serious about your coffee, head into The Retro Fudge Bar. Satisfy your hankering with an ever-changing array of award-winning fudge flavours coupled with their house blend coffee. Designed to be shared and savoured.
108 Murray Street, Hobart
0411 247 394
STRAIGHT UP COFFEE + FOOD
Clean eats. Straight up.
At Straight Up you will find specialty in-house roasted coffee, freshly baked bread and tasty treats. Not only is everything made on-site, it’s all vegetarian and gluten-free, too!
202a Liverpool Street, Hobart
03 6236 9237
Mon–Fri: 7.30–3, Sat–Sun: 9–3