Hello Hobart

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

Coco Fresh Tea and Juice

As many Hobart locals would know, there has been an explosion of bubble tea in the city. We aren’t going to lie, we are bubble tea novices but since we have friends who swear by them (you know who you are ladies), we felt it time to have a try.

We visited CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice Hobart in Elizabeth Mall, who opened their doors 2 months ago.

Owners David and Lilian are super passionate, they sat down with us to explain what bubble tea is and their journey into owning the first Tasmanian franchise of this international brand.

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal has been the home of Hobart theatre since it opened its doors in 1837. In its life it has endured a changing city landscape, escaped demolition several times and even come back after a significant fire. It has played home to countless performances and even a resident ghost!

The future of the theatre is just as exciting and interesting and we wanted to share some of what is to come with our followers.

‘The Theatre Royal belongs to the people, to us all’, says the CEO of the Theatre Royal, Tim Munro, as he describes the new spaces.

Tim took the Hello Hobart team on a fabulous tour of the new Hedberg performing arts centre, which includes a new box office, expanded bars, cloakroom, upgraded and accessible amenities and will also house the UTAS Conservatorium of Music.

Zimmah Coffee

Zimmah Coffee is located at 219B Murray Street, Hobart

Zimmah Coffee is the ultimate hidden gem in Hobart. This café and coffee wholesaler is tucked away at the end of a laneway off Murray St. If you didn’t know this place was here, you’d probably miss out, but we are here to tell you so you can enjoy!

The coffee artwork is the best we have ever seen, the coffee taste is incredible and the team is as down-to-earth as they come.

We got a tour of the café, lab and roasting facilities by Tim, who is the Green Bean Buyer (what a title)!

Tim’s story begins with a motorbike accident at the age of 27 where he was no longer able to do his job. He had a love for coffee and so decided to take a risk and to become a barista, working in some of Hobart’s most high-profile cafes.

Jun Lin Massage

Jun Lin Massage is open 7 days and most days open till late. Located at level 1, 77 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

In amongst all the hustle and bustle of the city lies Jun Lin Massage off Elizabeth Mall. The team at Jun Lin has just launched Tasmania’s first dry salt therapy room, so we headed along to check it out.

We were greeted by owners of Jun Lin Massage Van and Piers. Piers tells us that he has always had an interest in salt therapy after suffering from lung problems in his early 20s. He investigated a variety of ways to get his illness under control, and every time he came back to using salt therapy.

Firstly, you might be wondering what is dry salt therapy?