Author: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Pop's Garden

Pop’s Garden – Fresh Strong Produce

Pop’s Garden – Introduction When we are driving back to Hobart after eating our way along the East Coast, we usually take the short deviation to Pop’s Garden stall on the side of the road between Orford and Spring Bay. There is usually a good choice of vegetables here and […]

Waterloo Inn

Waterloo Inn – Fresh local food

Waterloo Inn – Introduction The dining room at Swansea’s Waterloo Inn is a welcome arrival on the Tasmanian dining scene. Chef Zac Green and front-of-house Alex Sumner are, together, delivering a great dining experience in this East Coast town. During our many years of travelling throughout Tasmania, we have often […]

Seven and a Half

The Seven and a Half Floor – Hidden Perfection

The Seven and a Half Floor – Introduction Catching the lift and then climbing the short set of stairs to the top of the otherwise unremarkable office building creates a sense of anticipation. Once you arrive and stand on the patio outside this hidden retreat you can see why our […]

Xai Vegetables

Xai Vegetables – Excellent Fresh Produce

Xai Vegetables – Introduction Xai and her team grow and sell some of the best fresh vegetables in Tasmania. Everything she sells is presented beautifully on her stall. We are lucky in Tasmania that vegetables grow more slowly than in the rest of Australia. we are also lucky that our […]

The Confessional

The Confessional – A Quirky Truck Stop

The Confessional – Introduction The Confessional is normally a place we would avoid due to the name, however we were intrigued when this place opened beside a (presumably) no longer required church on the Midland Highway. We arrived without any great expectations, partly because the car park here is absolutely […]

CWA Gift Shop

CWA Gift Shop – Bounteous Offerings

CWA Gift Shop -Launceston We must have walked past the CWA Gift Shop hundreds of times over the past decades and never walked inside. However on a recent trip we stopped and marvelled at the range of biscuits and cakes lined up in the window. So we went in and […]

Turkish Tukka

Turkish Tukka – Delicious Food

Turkish Tukka – Introduction Turkish Tukka is a welcome addition to the Launceston dining scene. It is informal, it has friendly staff and the food is very good. The meats are chicken and lamb which are marinated overnight and then cooked over charcoal. You can order a plate or a […]

Infuse Coffee Roaster

Infuse Coffee Roasters – Pleasant Venue

Infuse Coffee Roasters – Introduction This pleasant cottage serves the best coffee in Burnie and possibly the best on the North-West Coast. But don’t go looking for it in the CBD. Rather, you will find it on the “other” side of the highway in a semi-industrial area where it is […]

Somewhere Coffee Bar

Somewhere Coffee Bar – Amazing Pourover

Somewhere Coffee Bar – Introduction Somewhere Coffee Bar is the newest addition to Hobart’s thriving coffee scene. Situated in Elizabeth Street next door to one of our favourite wine bars, Sonny, this pleasant space has been designed with care and attention to detail and with comfortable furniture. But it is […]

Princes Square Bar

Princes Square Bar – Delicious Coffee and Pastries

Princes Square Bar – Introduction Princes Square Bar is one of our favourite places for coffee in Launceston. This tiny place run by Damien Webber manages to squeeze into a tiny space opposite the namesake park all that you need for a pleasant breakfast or a quick caffeine hit on […]