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Frankies Empire Coffee House

129 | Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6287 6194
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
17 Jan 2017
“Frankies ”
13 Oct 2016
“A great place to stop in at for coffee and cake”
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
129 | Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had frankies as my regular coffee shop for a while as we worked very close. Couldn't fault the coffee or the venue. Had breakfast a couple of times and couldn't fault it. Only down point I would say is the staff. Not overly friendly or...More

Thank JcCampbell11
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I went here for an afternoon coffee and stayed for a much longer time. Their raw ginger and molasses cake is a strong contender for the best cake I've ever eaten. Nice and friendly staff and very pleasant conversation

Thank Simonteeeeeeeeeeee
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We dropped in here as a recommendation because we were told it was good value for money...sorry...they saw us coming! Anything but value for what we ordered. Maybe they have a different price list for 'out of towners' than locals, but we didn't get any...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, warm and friendly service with the added bonus of a wonderful piano player. Try the ginger and molasses cake its lovely.

Thank Brent M
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

It's places like this that make me proud to be a Hobartian. Food is fantastic, lots of options for vegetarians and vegans. I can't comment on the coffee but they have a great selection of tea and smoothies which are extremely tasty. If you visit...More

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great, relaxed little coffee shop. Coffee was excellent but the cakes were a standout. We had the ginger and molasses one and a Russian apple and blueberry one. Both slices were fresh, moist, decent sized and served with freshly whipped cream. Absolutely delicious.

Thank SkippyHops
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Chilli beans with baked eggs, lovely fresh juices and good loose leaf tea makes this a great place for breakfast - all for around $30 for two. Didn't need lunch

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great lunch at a groovy coffee shop. There was a jazz duo on piano and double bass. The food and coffee were great but the entertainment was just fabulous. I wished I could stay for the afternoon.

Thank Liz O
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Good coffee and teas with a healthy lunch selection. Has a fun, quirky vibe and the lunch we had was fresh, making us feel quite healthy afterwards! Great place to go if you also happen to vote for the Greens party as it definitely gave...More

Thank RowMac
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Love this place. It's so rare and so nice to find a cafe where the owners seem part of a strong community and know how to create a comfortable and welcoming space. The ginger/molasses cake was surprisingly moist, light and amazingly delicious. Buckwheat crepes with...More

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Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 | Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6287 6194
  • E-mail
Utilising Tasmania’s wonderful fresh produce, Frankies Empire offers nourishing food styles from around the world with antipodean flair. Refreshingly laid back the cafe is no nonsense with a small but versatile menu and good solid coffee. The space is charming and relaxed offering a delightful oasis in the city. Frankies is a family business developed out of the love of cooking and eating together and an involvement in the arts and music community of Hobart. Housing a small recording studio and performance space upstairs Frankies holds regular intimate music and art events. With a strong focus on supporting local emerging artists, a monthly exhibition is displayed on the cafe walls.
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