Hello Hobart

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


Housed in a building with oodles of character, Oddfellows Bar & Eatery is a highlight of the Victoria Street neighbourhood. If you haven’t made a visit, add it to the list.

Chloe and Niall are co-owners and both have a passion for what they do, which radiated when the Hello Hobart team went in for a visit.

Chloe has a varied and extensive history with well-known projects, such as co-creator for Ethos under her belt. She has just returned from Flinders Island where she was consulting on large projects. Whilst Niall hails from Glasshouse and has a strong affiliation with Willie Smith’s after being their brand ambassador for a number of years.

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.

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’.

In the Hanging Garden

Hobart, we can barely contain our excitement as we will be sharing with you a bunch of new openings and fun things that are going on in our city as we head into Dark Mofo. Make sure you have liked us on Facebook and Instagram to get the scoop first.

To kick off the winter festival we have the opening of In the Hanging Garden. Hello Hobart headed along earlier today to get the low-down on what to expect from this new space that is almost an entire city block. What we can tell you straight up is that this is a food, drink and live music space with art in the mix – true Dark Mofo style.

You will find outdoor dining and a beer garden (with heaters of course), where you can purchase from a number of pop-up restaurants. There will be a permanent restaurant onsite too open 24 hours, run by Hobart legends from Queens Pastry and Pilgrim Coffee named Pilgrims Progress.

You won’t be able to miss The Cathedral, a huge covered space in the middle of this precinct. You really have to see this spectacular space to believe it.

Following the path you’ll find Altar, located in the former Tattersall’s Hotel. Inside you will discover a bar and upstairs a nightclub that will be open for Night Mass ticket holders next week.

Odeon Theatre, Hobart is part of this stunning precinct with a huge line-up of dark and dangerous things on as part of the winter festival.

Entry is off 112 Murray Street, Hobart. Open officially from 8 pm tonight Wednesday 5 June 2019.



The templo family is growing, with their new addition, a wine bar in the heart of the city named Sonny, opening today.

Most of you would be familiar with templo, a small neighbourhood restaurant synonymous with quality dishes. The Hello Hobart team would even go so far as to say that some of the best vegetables ever tasted came from the templo kitchen!

Templo’s Chris and Matt are once again at the helm of this venue alongside new addition Alister. Heralding from Adelaide, Alister has moved down to front the bar, bringing his unique vinyl collection and passion for quality wine along with him. ‘I haven’t even been here for 2 weeks, yet I feel like I have been here for months. The team here make me feel right at home’, said Alister.

Alister has come with a background in the hospitality scene having managed a vibrant bar for the last 5 years in South Australia. He tells us that he was keen to work with the templo team for some time. ‘I have been down to Tassie quite a lot. My best friend was living here and I loved templo, having dined there numerous times prior to this gig’.

While adding the final touches of paint, Chris kindly stopped to chat to us about this second venue. ‘We wanted this place to be like eating at home. We want you to be surprised about how your night might evolve here. You might come in for a drink after work but end up eating a few plates of food and next thing you know, you’ve had a night well spent’, said Chris.

This hybrid fusion of bar and restaurant is sure to be a hit with Chris confirming that they will offer the same quality produce and handmade pasta by Matt and the team. They offer a variety of all natural wines (which Chris even helps to produce and designs the labels). The menu will be seasonal and ever-changing to keep your taste buds delighted.

You’ll notice other familiar faces in the space including Rachelle who is often greeting guests with her smile over at templo. ‘We want our staff to thrive, we help them grow. Hospitality can be a hard industry to work in but we try and create a family-type environment’, tells Chris of their secrets to keeping such talented staff.

The space is intimate but there is the option to sit at the bar (and watch Alister make your drink) or if you’d prefer, there are a handful of individual tables for that more private evening.

And the name Sonny? The team tell us that it evolved after watching the movie Lion and the character Sunny. The name resonated with the team as a positive and nurturing term. Chris was even tempted to name any future children Sunny but instead the restaurant came along and it was a perfect fit.

The Hello Hobart team loved chatting to the humble Sonny team who openly welcomed us in, despite madly working away to get it ready for you all today!

You don’t need a booking for this new space, simply roll on in. They will be open from 4 pm til late, Thursday through to Monday. Located at 118 Elizabeth Street, in the space formerly known as Kaiju Can Bar.