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Island Cafe

171 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 3317
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Beautiful place, great coffee”
3 weeks ago
“Consistently good”
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Cafe, Australian
171 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Already before entering you begin to enjoy what you have been contemplating the antique facade of the cafe. Inside it is extremely cozy and is very well decorated. The coffee is very very good and there are delicious options to accompany it or to have...More

Thank Fabián D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for a few years. If I’m honest, the first couple of times I didn’t like the coffee, so I stopped. And then a few months later I tried again and like magic the coffee was great. Was it beans, roast ,...More

Thank richmet
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Very friendly with great eats and drinks. Wonderful ambience, warm on a cold winters day and very friendly. .

Thank mickr2
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Island Expresso- good coffee - love the colourful artwork on takeaway cups. Fast service. Food looks good with price ranging from $6:50 Sourdough Toast with CWA jam to $17Chicken breast, bacon, mushroom, Garlic Aioli served with seeded bun & chips. The freshly made biscuits &...More

Thank BBLadies
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

As soon as the doors open at eight am there is a steady stream of regulars getting their take away coffee . The ladies behind the counter are always friendly and chatty . Great breakfast menu , my fav is the granola at the moment...More

Thank Anntec
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A cute & historic cafe in the 'midtown' precinct, with great takeaway toasted wraps and excellent coffee. Surrounded by independent retail stores and services, near the new UTAS residential development. Cool area!

Thank Katinka_Challen
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for breakfast. Modest, a little cramped, but charming. Obviously popular and busy, but we received fast friendly service and a good breakfast with fine coffee at a very good price. Island cafe is excellent value.

Thank Nogreymads
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I had breakfast here twice while in Hobart. It's a nice looking little place and the prices were very reasonable compared to other cafes I passed on Elizabeth St. The staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was very good, though I didn't much like the...More

Thank MShrubbery
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Island Espresso (Island Cafe) is an amazing find just up Elizabeth St and away from the center. It has 3 levels which include a sun room, lounge area and an upstairs cottage style seating area. Very warm and cozy feeling and quite good food too....More

Thank HMayo
Reviewed 18 April 2016

A great little cafe which was a little cheaper than competitors. We had eggs benny, and a range of eggs on toast - all eggs overdone which was a pity. Speedy service - good coffee.

Thank travelouise
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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6231 3317
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