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Zest - The Library Cafe

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Cafe, Australian
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91 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 4077
Today
07:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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Scamander, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The man here made me feel very welcome. He was friendly and helpful. I had a breakfast panini that was fine . I needed a quick breakfast and that's what I got.

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Thank 303willow
Hobart, Australia
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place is generally bustling with people, some office workers, others book worms. The menu is varied and interesting offering a variety of yummy lunches and snacks. Their melting moments bikkies in jars at the front counter are mouth-wateringly good. Try one.

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Thank Blaz O
Hobart, Australia
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Light bright decor, consistently great cafe food, great coffee and friendly service. Great spot for lunch with friends or after school milkshake with the kids.

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Thank becowens
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My 2 experiences here have left me feeling cross and angry for the next hours! I'm not used to being treated so sarcastically and under valued as a customer as by this man who runs the cafe. Such a pity he runs it when it is in such a great location under the library. Ist experience: told to hurry up... More 

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1 Thank summerneety
Hobart, Australia
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92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I eat here a lot and the food and coffee never let's you down. Great specials. Not too crowded - always get a seat. Very good for brunch.

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Thank Hobartgirl
Australia
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I read some of these reviews & cringed. I'm thankful I've not had an experience like some of those on here. And, for this reason, I don't have a problem with going back. My latest visit was today. We sat & were greeted pleasantly by both staff & owner. Both very friendly. Service was fast. Food was delicious. The menu... More 

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Thank wavic
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The 1 & 2 star reviews highlight the overall feel of this place very well. Not only is everything of a substandard quality. I felt rushed and judged by the people working behind the counter based on my selection - who on earth calls a chicken and avocado toastie a "girls pick"? The library should do something about this!

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2 Thank sg1fan11
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Have had an iced coffee from Zest before while on the run home. You know sun setting with an hour's walk home. This time I was longing for a pick me up coffee and cake. So perfect, right at the entrance to the library. Why not? Hours of brain drain on the computers in the library needs more fuel to... More 

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Thank 748barb
Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Initially good service - quick coffee - then appalling treatment by the manager. I still had some coffee left and he informed me "it's going to get busy soon and you can only sit here and work on your computer for the duration of your coffee". I'd been there for an entire 35 minutes, had food with my coffee and... More 

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3 Thank Ros B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Had a coffee while waiting for my mother to join me for lunch - Mum needs a double hip replacement and it takes her a while to get around. She was on her way when I rang though. The owner came over and asked me how long she'd be because I'd been there half an hour, it was his best... More 

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5 Thank Juliet F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6231 4077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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