Tasmania has made a name for itself as a bit of a foodie haven with fresh produce galore, artisan cheese makers, craft beer, cider and whiskey producers and of course quality eateries located all over the state. To ensure you experience all that it has to offer, there are various food and drink trails to follow however as is always the case some are better than others and it’s hard to know which ones are worth a visit or not. I visited a stack on my recent trip to the apple isle, so if you’re strapped for time, here are my must do Tasmanian foodie experiences.
10-14 Paterson Street
Launceston Tas 7250
Walking inside this half boutique, half cafe in Launceston, the first thing that came to mind was how much damage I could do to the credit card on some of the beautiful pieces and the second was wholly moly, they have a Nutella hot chocolate, I’ll start with one of those thanks. Served in a standard latte glass, the bottom is filled with a good dollop of Nutella and topped with warm milk. Give it a good stir and once blended you have is a truly wicked drink, one that I simply couldn’t put down and left me wanting more. Continue reading
48 Argyle Street
Hobart Tas 7000
You can take this girl out of Melbourne, but you can’t take Melbourne out of the girl, so as can be expected the first thing that I did once arriving in Hobart was go on the hunt for quality brunch and coffee. Having done a bit of research on what the ‘Apple Isle’ has to offer, top of my list was Pilgrim Coffee in the heart of town. Accessible from both Argyle and Liverpool streets, one end of this L shaped space serves as a coffee house and the other a great quality eatery. Dimly lit throughout, the fit out is dark and cosy, resembling a cellar and a subway station all at the same time. Sounds random, but it works. Rustic exposed brick walls support the recycled timber ceiling, with creatively laid subways tiles acting as a feature across one wall. I’ve always thought that venues in Melbourne were quite progressive in their fit out, but I have to say this is definitely up there with some of the best. Continue reading