Hobart

Spice World Bank Arcade Hobart

Spice World: A local treasure

Spice World is a star on the Hobart food scene. Those in the know come here for the vast range of spices that are now available. If you about to prepare a dish and suddenly find that you are out of ajwan seeds or your asafoetida powder is past its […]

Bayside Meats meat display

Bayside Meats: Helpful butcher

Bayside Meats is a female owned specialist retailer in Lower Sandy Bay that always has something of interest in the enticing display fridges. You may also see them referred to as Meat Mistress which is the moniker of one of the owners, so you might find meat mistress@bayside meats referred […]

Shake a Leg Jr Moonah Coffee

Shake a Leg Jr

Shake a Leg – Introduction 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(ish) suburb of Hobart where many young hipsters are moving to take advantage of slightly […]

Blackhearts and Sparrows

Blackhearts & Sparrows: Organic wines

Blackhearts & Sparrows has a carefully selected array of interesting wines from Australia and beyond. It is wonderful to have a place where the wines are selected based on their provenance and not just a race to the bottom in the price stakes. You can always find something interesting from […]

Huon Valley Meat Company sign

Huon Valley Meat Company: Great meat

Huon Valley Meat Company background The Huon Valley Meat Company in West Hobart had a difficult year in 2019 but it seems like they are back on track with new staff, a new approach through only using selected, named suppliers and longer opening hours. They are buying whole beasts from […]

Sonny wine menu

Sonny: An exciting wine bar

♥ Sonny – Introduction Sonny has been established by Matt Breen who was formerly at nearby Templo. This exciting tiny bar and eatery in Hobart’s CBD opened to the delight of locals who are looking for interesting libations selected by Alister Robertson to accompany Matt’s Italian influenced food. Sonny has […]

Institut Polaire Hobart

Institut Polaire: A small, classy bar

Institut Polaire – Introduction Institut Polaire is a delightful small bar on Hobart’s beautiful waterfront, directly opposite the Parliament House building. The bar showcases the wines of Domaine Simha and the Sud Polaire spirits that all share common ownership by long-time industry professionals Louise and Nav. It is a pleasant […]

Rough-Rice

Rough Rice – Amazing Ferments

♥♥♥ Rough Rice is the business of Adam James who makes some of the most stunning ferments on the planet. Whether it be miso, turmeric, broad beans, carrots or anything else he can lay his hands on, the products he loads into his array of large crocks become sublime accompaniments […]

Pigeon-Whole-Bakers

Pigeon Whole Bakers – Amazing Bread

♥♥♥ Pigeon Whole Bakers – Introduction Pigeon Whole Bakers is run by Emma and Jay Patey who used to own the Pigeon Hole Café in West Hobart. Pigeon Whole Bakers are in the revitalised Mercury building in central Hobart where they have a retail presence. They produce great loaves of […]