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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so before you head out to MONA, join in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race celebrations, or set off for Bruny Island for some penguin spotting, fuel up at one of favourite breakfast spots in Hobart.
The Holm Oak team is often out and about in Hobart and we’ve done the hard work for you to highlight the great places to sit back, unwind and start your day. While Saturday mornings are famous for the Salamanca Market, there’s also some fabulous local café’s to keep you fed and hydrated – good coffee guaranteed!
The top breakfast spots in Hobart
Born in Brunswick
Passionate about coffee, Born in Brunswick offers blend and single-origin espresso as well as batch brew and filter coffee. As for the food, don’t expect your usual bacon and eggs here, the all-day brunch menu is as creative as it is delicious. With innovative dishes, such as butter-poached crab, curry scramble, house-made crumpet, radish and fragrant herbs, we suggest more than one visit. There is a kids’ menu, too, which they’ll love as much as you do.
419 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
Room for a Pony
Breakfast is served until 3pm in this funky café that becomes a cosy bar at night serving up wood-fired pizzas. The breakfast menu runs from traditional offerings of granola and eggs benedict to Asian influenced dishes such as chicken and ginger congee and Chinese fried chilli omelette. There is a ‘Hair of the Dog’ section on the menu, too, if you fancy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. The coffee is worth stopping by for even if you don’t want to eat.
338 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
(03) 6231 0508
Ginger Brown is a buzzing local eatery with a generous all-day menu featuring a range of sweet and savoury options. From cinnamon hot cakes with caramelised banana, whipped butter, raspberry compote and chocolate dukkah to the garlic mushroom omelette with coriander, chilli jam, Persian fetta, rocket, crispy shallots and sourdough – there’s so much to choose from! Snag a window seat to enjoy the views of Mt Wellington (kunanyi) or grab a toasted panini as you head out for a day of exploring. Ginger Brown is family-friendly and offers a range of options to suit all dietary requirements.
464 Macquarie St, South Hobart
(03) 6223 3531
Breakfast is served all day at Berta, starting from 8am. The menu has very tempting options – blueberry hotcakes, 5-grain porridge, mixed miso mushrooms, Gruyère toastie. There are also 8 egg dishes to make the choosing process even more confusing! You may be tempted to stay on for lunch, which starts at 11:30am.
323A Elizabeth St, North Hobart
(03) 6234 4844
Positioned right in Hobart CBD the food here is runs from simple poached eggs on toast to Elvis waffles with banana and peanut butter semifreddo, peanut brittle, bacon and strawberry coulis. Whatever you feel like, Dandy Lane has you covered. There are also a great range of smoothies too if you need breakfast on the run. Or if you just need a caffeine hit, grab a coffee as you pass by, the beans are ethically sourced and roasted in Hobart by Villino.
Shop 10/138 Collins St, Hobart
Need some more local tips?
After a good breakfast, why not hit the road and take a drive towards Launceston and visit our cellar door? It’s a scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive from Hobart and makes for a good day trip if you are basing yourself in the capital. All this talk of food has got us thinking about dinner! Read our blog on the best places to eat in Hobart.
Image Credit: Born in Brunswick