Rosie in My Midnight Dreams – Introduction
The Brooke Street Pier was a great addition to the Hobart waterfront. It was a building of the right type (not too intrusive and not too garish) and it attracted some good tenants such as Aloft and the Glass House.
Now it has another winner, namely Rosie in My Midnight Dreams, which is just inside the front door and to the left as you walk in. There is a bar area and then three large shared wooden tables which provide comfortable seating. All have a view of the city and the Derwent River.
The Brooke Street Pier also acts as the place to catch the all-important ferry to the Mona Museum, so Rosie in My Midnight Dreams is a good place to have a coffee or glass of wine while you are waiting for the ferry to leave.
If you are not going to Mona, but would like to experience the beautiful Derwent River then there is another ferry that leaves from here regularly to cross over to Bellerive and back, which will give you amazing views of Nipaluna/Hobart and our wonderful kunanyi mountain.
Rosie in My Midnight Dreams – Food, drinks and music
Rosie in My Midnight Dreams is a pleasant place to go for a cup of good coffee or a snack or a glass of interesting wine at any time during the day or in the early evening. They open from Thursday through to Monday.
We particularly like the toasties they do here – they make a very good three cheese toastie and the granola with fruit and yoghurt is also very nice. We usually accompany these at our breakfast forays with one or two espressos to get our caffeine levels up.
Their cakes and biscuits are also very good and provide a lovely accompaniment to our coffee if we visit in between breakfast and lunch.
You can see what is available on the blackboard menu that is shown in the photo below.
We also like the music, as could be expected from a team that has named the restaurant (we assume) after one of DJ Shadow’s creations. We can sit back and enjoy Neil Young’s “Journey Though the Past” or the rhythmic drumming on talented Sophie Hunger’s “LikeLikeLike” or Patti Smith’s “April Fool”, as a few recent examples. On a recent visit we also enjoyed the immensely talented Vanja Orlandić’s cover of the Neil Young composition that he wrote in high school about “Cortez the Killer” followed by “Stop the City” by David J. and “Let England Shake” by PJ Harvey from her 2011 album of the same name.
The wine selection looks interesting and the cakes, which are on display on the bar, look very tempting!
And we can update this story slightly as we have had a very long afternoon catching up with friends at a special event here where the food was excellent and the wine was partly supplied by us through our natural wine importing business, so we obviously liked the wine!
Rosie in My Midnight Dreams is also featured in our story about dining in Hobart.
Name: Rosie in My Midnight Dreams
Street: Brooke Street Pier
Town: Nipaluna/Hobart, 7000
Opening hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm Mon, Thu, 7:30am to 8pm Fri, 8:30am to 8pm Sat and 8:30am to 4:30pm Sun
They also maintain an Instagram site which has their current opening hours listed here.