Author: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Small Grain

Small Grain – Bold flavors

Small Grain – Introduction Small Grain has delighted market-goers at the highly regarded Harvest Launceston market in Launceston on Saturday mornings and they continue to do so. But they have also taken to bricks and mortar opposite Princes Square and right next door to Prince’s Square Bar where customers can […]

Wide Awake 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 […]

Rosie Granola

Rosie in My Midnight Dreams – Exciting new venue

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 […]

Devil's Own Ice Creamery

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 […]

Three Peaks Organics

Three Peaks Organics – Beautiful Blueberry Products

Three Peaks Organics – Introduction One fruit picking job we don’t mind doing occasionally is picking blueberries. The bushes are just the right height, depending on the variety. Unlike strawberries which require you to bend low and apples where you have to climb, blueberries are just right! At optimal ripeness, […]

Arte-Zans

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

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

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

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 Tasmania – Exciting 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 […]