Hello Hobart

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

Oddfellows

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.

Sapa Rose

Sapa Rose is a Hobart institution when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine. This place is sure to make your tastebuds dance with the flavours of Southeast Asia.

Owner Kim hails from Vietnam, so she knows a thing or two about authentic cuisine, having also run a bakery back home for over a decade.

Sapa refers to a location in the north of Vietnam, a popular trekking area. The food from Sapa is considered ‘older style’ and more traditional. Sapa Rose has been bringing this flavour to Hobart for over 9 years.

Sapa Rose

Sapa Rose is a Hobart institution when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine. This place is sure to make your tastebuds dance with the flavours of Southeast Asia.

Owner Kim hails from Vietnam, so she knows a thing or two about authentic cuisine, having also run a bakery back home for over a decade.

Sapa refers to a location in the north of Vietnam, a popular trekking area. The food from Sapa is considered ‘older style’ and more traditional. Sapa Rose has been bringing this flavour to Hobart for over 9 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.

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.

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).

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.

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’.