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The Duchess Cafe

#100 of 425 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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231 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
+61 3 6224 4231
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Drove past on the way to our hotel and said 'this looks good' and it is !! Four of us for lunch---2 had coffee and cakes and the other had coffee and lunch and everyone agreed-- good value!

Thank John D
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and my wife had just flown into Hobart and dropped into The Duchess for a late lunch. Unfortunately the kitchen was closing, but fortunately the chef kept the kitchen open for us, and was happy to modify the food to cater for my wife's serious gluten intolerance. We had a lovely main meal and shared a desert and coffee... More 

Thank Raydimarco
Hobart, Australia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the joys of Hobart is that it embraces its history. This beautiful and elegant café does that and more. The entrance is lovely and the interior is classic. There is also wheel chair access via a special platform lift. As it was a beautiful day we elected to sit outside in the garden which is shaded by large... More 

Thank chris K
perth, australia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a local and recently discovered this beautiful cafe. It is elegant inside, great location and great food and drinks. Had a brunch there with my friend. I had the amazing steak sandwich and she had a smaller side of breakfast which was a huge serving. We also took away some amazing carrot cake. We will now patronise this... More 

Thank doglover002
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Duchess is a delight with it's classic decor and delicious food! Take your Grandma, your Mum or just meet with friends-Duchess has something for everyone! A tea in a bone China tea cup with a home baked slice of cake is the perfect weekend treat after you enjoy their perfectly cooked meals,

Thank Hobartlife
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have dined here for lunch several times now and food is great and well priced. Service is also great. Being licensed means you can enjoy a wine with your meal. The corn waffle with smoked salmon was lovely and the brunch salad with toast delicious. My friend and I shared a dessert and they were more than happy to cut... More 

Thank Elspeth L
Gold Coast, Australia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Duchess for lunch, lured in by the lovely entrance and we were lucky to get a table. The coffee is Vittoria organic and was very nice, and my initial opinion of the menu was that it was a bit expensive but when the food arrived it was totally justified - large portions full of delicious ingredients, satisfying... More 

Thank Br1g3tt3
Mareeba, Australia
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a quaint cafe with friendly service. The breakfast was lovely as was the cappuccino that went with it. It is a very pleasent atmosphere at this cafe which is set back from the main road which reduces road noise.

Thank Grumpyoldman101
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of 8, to celebrate a birthday. Food was wonderful and copious, service and coffee were great. They coped well with some of the sensitivities of some friends. Although not needed I noted a lift from the street and disabled access also via the carpark. Staff were gracious and helpful. Lovely setting in an 1840's cottage... More 

Thank TasStark
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe,hidden away, on a quiet corner on a busy street in Sandy Bay. Great coffee,beautiful food for most people. Vegetarians have been thought of in a splendid way ! Sit out on the balcony of this grand old lady,or inside with her glorious chandelier.

Thank Jan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6224 4231
Duchess Café open 7 days : Monday to Friday 8.30am till 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday 9.00am till 4.00pm. Private functions by appointment. Serving breakfast,lunch and afternoon tea/coffee

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?