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Wide Awake Coffee
Hobart, Coffee

Wide Awake Specialty Coffee – Great coffee

Wide Awake Specialty Coffee – Introduction Wide Awake Specialty Coffee is a relatively new venue on the fringe of North Hobart, but the operators are skilled professionals who have been involved in other ventures such as the excellent Sash in Sandy Bay and the quirky Agent Cooper in Glenorchy. They […]

Devil's Own Ice Creamery
Shops, Launceston

The Devil’s Own Ice Creamery

The Devil’s Own – Introduction After a pleasant walk from the centre of Launceston through the iconic City Park, turn left along Lawrence Street and you will find a set-back cottage serving the best ice cream in that northern city, called The Devil’s Own Ice Creamery. This used to be […]

Arte-Zans
South, Shops

Arte-Zans – Strong Vegetables and other treats

Arte-Zans – Introduction Arte-Zans is a small, but interesting produce shop in Geeveston that also sells a variety of other treats as well. The vegetables are excellent and the baked treats such as melting moments are cooked with skill. It is housed in the shop/kitchen that used to be the […]

Masaaki Geeveston
South, Seafood

Masaaki – Perfect Sushi and Sashimi

Masaaki – Geeveston Tasmanians have been very lucky to have access to the excellent sushi and sashimi lovingly prepared by Masaaki Koyama who came to Tasmania many years ago (around 15 to be more precise) from the prefecture of Wakayama in Japan which lies just south of the busy city […]

Organic produce at Felds Farm
Organic

Tasmanian organic produce – it tastes better!

Tasmanian organic produce – Why? As you peruse this site you will notice that nearly all of the producers we mention and most of the restaurants use all or mostly organic produce. Why? There are many reasons why we try to only eat and drink organic produce but the reasons […]

Faba Gelateria
North, Shops

Faba Gelateria – Excellent Ice Creams

Faba Gelateria – Introduction Campbell Town is one of the few towns on the Midland Highway that hasn’t been bypassed. It is therefore a popular stopping place for a coffee or to peruse the interesting bookshop or for a wander to admire some of the colonial buildings. But now there […]

Waterloo Inn in Country Tasmania
Country venues

Country Tasmania – Food Treasures

Country Tasmania – Finding interesting food Let’s start this story with a warning! There is a lot of publicity promulgated in the press and tourism literature about Tasmania being a foodie haven. This is only partly true. There are many great places to eat in Tasmania, but you may not […]

Peppina @ Tasman Hotel
Hobart, Restaurants

Peppina – Great Produce

Peppina – Introduction Peppina in the luxury Tasman Hotel is an important addition to the Hobart dining scene. The Italian-inflected menu is based on Tasmania’s best produce. It’s hard to imagine a more difficult time to open a restaurant than in the week Tasmania’s borders were opened to welcome not […]