Hello Hobart

Hello Hobart celebrates Hobart, its retail stores, its cafes and restaurants, and everything that makes Hobart special.

Village Cinemas

Village Cinemas is located at 181 Collins Street, Hobart.

If it’s been awhile since you last went to Village Cinemas, we would recommend you visit. Why not make dad’s day this Sunday the perfect excuse?

Village Cinemas are now fully licensed, plus they have a host of new hot food and new fancy seats for every movie, not just Gold Class.

Hello Hobart sat down with Marketing Manager Kim and movie buff staff member David to chat all things cinema. We will say that the more you get to know the faces behind the popcorn stand, the more you fall in love with how passionate this team is.

Grandma’s Noodles

Open Monday through to Saturday for lunch and dinner at 40 Murray Street, Hobart.

‘When people are doing a ‘bottoms up’, slurping their noodles and soup, that makes me happy’, tells owner of Grandma’s Noodles, Mandy.

Originating from Chong Qing in China, Grandma’s Noodles opened their first Australian store in Melbourne and has now made its way to Hobart thanks to owner Mandy.

Wondering what to expect from Grandma’s Noodles? Think big bowls of noodles with fresh housemade sauces that fall to the bottom (give it a stir before you eat).


Every Tuesday, starting 20 August until 17 September 2019, we will be posting a #hiddenhobart picture of you guessed it, Hobart! Guess where in Hobart the photo was taken and if you are correct, you go into the draw to win a coffee + sweet treat on us from Straight Up Coffee and Food. There are 5 chances to score yourself a freebie across the campaign.

Straight Up’s coffee is a Hello Hobart favourite and their sweets cabinet is straight up amazing! Worth testing your Hobart knowledge for.

The #hiddenhobart photo might be from anywhere within the city centre, from the Elizabeth Mall, to Franklin Square through to the waterfront. Using your local knowledge (or that of a friend), try and figure out where we have been, post under the #hiddenhobart photo and you are in the running.

We will announce the winner the following day at around 2 pm.

Full terms and conditions are available here.

Winners will be announced on this page once we do each draw.


Winner of week 1 (August 20) is @lucie_rigby – correct guess is Purdys Mart

Winner of week 2 (August 27) is Natalie Cooling- correct guess is Black Footed Pig restaurant

Winner of week 3 (September 3) is @poppyfield_dreamscape – correct guess is Theatre Royal

Winner of week 4 (September 10) is @mnorthfitness – correct guess is Level 3 (Arygle Street car park)

Straight Up Coffee and Food

Open 7 days, 7.30 am to 3 pm at 202a Liverpool Street.

In just a handful of weeks, Straight Up Coffee and Food will be turning 5. Hello Hobart went along to chat with the wonderful owners, Jess & Chicko, to find out more about their success into becoming an institution in our city.

We will say it straight up…for anyone with food allergies, this café is for you!

‘It was a big risk for us to open up a 100% gluten-free café. At the time gluten-free was not accepted like it is today, it was considered quite a niche’, said Chicko.


Troublesmiths is located at 106 Murray Street, Hobart.

Have you visited the new social enterprise store Troublesmiths? This unique store provides opportunities for young people, aged 15-24, to gain retail and manufacturing experience, all whilst offering up great products for you to purchase in the process!

Enterprise Coordinator Stacey sat down with the Hello Hobart team alongside two of the volunteers, Brayden and Ellie.

Shambles Brewery

Shambles Brewery is open Wednesday to Sunday and is located at 222 Elizabeth Street in Midtown. You can also find their canned beer in independent bottle shops, see their website for more details.

Shambles Brewery is a modern take on the classic ‘brewpub’. Here they make all of the beer on tap at the premises alongside a menu of mouth-watering food, all in a funky warehouse setting. Here you can really ‘drink from the source’.

Co-director Cornel sat down with us on a sunny winter afternoon to tell us about how he turned from teacher to brew master and why they named the business ‘Shambles’.