Deciding where to eat in Hobart? It’s a tough call. There are so many world-class food and wine options to choose from. Hobart offers everything from stylish modern Australian restaurants to folksy wharf-side dining, inner-city coffee shops, and artisan bakeries.
The eateries in the area serve as warm havens to escape the cold in winter, and in summer they are simply showcases of the very best Tasmanian produce. Work your way through the food Hobart has to offer and you’ll soon realise why the city attracts foodies from far and wide.
Hobart Food Markets
Hobart food markets are where you can see the city at its very best. Salamanca Market, down by the historic warehouses of Salamanca Place, plays host to vibrant stalls of local crafts and produce. Stroll through organic fruit and vegetable stalls, tea stalls and cheese stalls, and be sure to chat to vendors – it’s the best way to get to know the locals!
Hobart Restaurant Precincts
Treat yourself to fine-dining in one of Hobart’s restaurant precincts. Here you’ll sample the best of Tasmania’s fresh, local ingredients. Take your pick from the bustling eateries of Salamanca Place, folksy wooden dining halls and historic buildings down by Franklin Wharf, and the diverse range of elegant restaurants on Elizabeth Street.
Hobart Bars and Nightlife
After a long day exploring the city’s parks and laneways, wind down with a cold brew or hot toddy. Hobart’s bars and nightlife can be found in North Hobart, while other noteworthy places await you near Brooke Street Pier, at Salamanca Place, and down near Victoria Dock. Early and late afternoon drinks are also worth the drive out to Cascade Brewery, Australia's oldest operating brewery, with dining available and rare brews for sale in the visitor centre store.
Where to Get the Best Coffee in Hobart
While there are many warm and inviting cafes to choose from downtown, the best coffee in Hobart is served with a side of pastry. Daci & Daci Bakers in the city boasts great coffee, as does the iconic Jackman & McRoss (a must-visit bakery in Battery Point). Whether you’re craving a flavoured latte or a wake-up espresso, you won’t have to venture far to find your caffeine fix.
Coal River Valley Wine Region
The Coal River Valley wine region, a 20-minute drive from the city, is an award-winning wine-producing area with a large concentration of privately owned vineyards. Spend a day tasting exceptional reds and whites. The wines are internationally acclaimed and closely aligned to those produced in famous French and German wine regions.