We love coffee and always seek out places where coffee is taken seriously. We always start the day with an espresso but also like to follow the caffeine hit that gives us with a filter coffee so that we can fully appreciate the quality of the beans and the roasting which manifests itself better with the less intrusive filter approach.
We also look for places that are likely to offer beans that have been processed naturally rather than the more wasteful washed process. We also find that the natural fermentation also gives flavours that are not generated through the more common washed process.

Cubed Espresso Caravan

Cubed Espresso Bar

Cubed Espresso Bar is a delightful place to enjoy a very good coffee while taking in the spectacular views over Eaglehawk Neck at the entrance to the Tasman Peninsula. The venue is essentially a lovingly restored and carefully re-designed caravan parked on the side of the road next to the […]

Black Swan New Norfolk

Black Swan: Bookshop and Coffee

Black Swan in New Norfolk is a great place to enjoy a well-made coffee while perusing the fascinating, well chosen array of books that they have on offer. We think that there own description of what they do will give you the best idea of why we like this place […]


Shake a Leg Jr

Shake a Leg Jr is a very good café serving excellent coffee (try the High Beam blend) and tasty pastries (Pigeon Whole Bakery, of course) in Moonah which is an outer suburb of Hobart where many young hipsters are moving to take advantage of slightly more affordable housing. The café […]


Fundamental Espresso Bar

♥ Fundamental Espresso Bar in Devonport is a great place to enjoy a properly made espresso (from the gleaming, white La Marzocco machine) or any other style of coffee you prefer. The welcome is very friendly, the music is good, chosen from the large vinyl collection behind the coffee machine, […]


Pigeon Hole Cafe

♥ Pigeon Hole Cafe is run by Richard and Belinda Weston from Weston Farm. There is a new chef who was appointed after the departure of Steve Cumper to take on new challenges. Steve also played a very strong cake game and the display cabinet continues to be packed with […]

Bryher from outside

Bryher Cafe & Caterers

♥♥♥ Corona Update Bryher has reopened as of the 20th May and are serving some absolutely delicious looking food (think pork & veal crépinettes served on potato mash with a beef broth) – this is our sort of food.

Yellow Bernard

Yellow Bernard

♥♥♥ Corona Update Yellow Bernard reopened on the 25th May as a takeaway only venue but also with slightly more restrictive hours (7am – 2pm). We wish them well.


Sash Coffee

♥♥♥ Sash Coffee is providing a takeaway service for their delicious coffee during the lockdown. The following review was written prior to the lockdown, but serves to explain why we like this venue very much.