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171 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 3317
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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Greater Hobart, Australia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for breakfast. Modest, a little cramped, but charming. Obviously popular and busy, but we received fast friendly service and a good breakfast with fine coffee at a very good price. Island cafe is excellent value.

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Thank Nogreymads
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I had breakfast here twice while in Hobart. It's a nice looking little place and the prices were very reasonable compared to other cafes I passed on Elizabeth St. The staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was very good, though I didn't much like the coffee (maybe just a personal taste issue) so chose tea on my second visit, which... More 

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Thank MShrubbery
Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Island Espresso (Island Cafe) is an amazing find just up Elizabeth St and away from the center. It has 3 levels which include a sun room, lounge area and an upstairs cottage style seating area. Very warm and cozy feeling and quite good food too. The iced coffee here is great as are the other offerings. Solid ownership. Additionally, it's... More 

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Thank HMayo
Tamworth, Australia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

A great little cafe which was a little cheaper than competitors. We had eggs benny, and a range of eggs on toast - all eggs overdone which was a pity. Speedy service - good coffee.

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Thank travelouise
Greater Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

A quaint little restaurant/ coffee shop run by a family but a bit hidden away I and on the edge of the Hobart CBT

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Thank Cropalot
Bromley, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Just popped in for a light bite and coffee. Ordered wraps and latte. It food was nice as was the coffee but nothing special. Staff were pleasant and friendly. The cafe is quite quirky and certainly different.

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Thank Eileen P
Hobart, Australia
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Island Cafe makes one of the best coffees in Hobart, but tell them if you want your coffee hot, like I do. Next time, they will remember. Their breakfasts are very good and their snacks ditto. I like the quirky nature of the old building, with the lounges and a wonderful upstairs space.

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Thank Tasilee
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Came here to find some wifi to do some quick work. Ordered a coffee and a baked good and both were great. There was no attitude when i took out my mac as well (lot's of places hate people on their wifi). Staff was friendly.

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Thank Sunil G
Hobart
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Simple and varied menu which is well priced for the inner hobartian City. Tastey, fresh options. Washed down with delicious coffee.

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Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

Friendly and relaxed place to drink coffee which is second to none ...it's a real family affair with momma bear running the kitchen which turns out consistently tasty food at a reasonable price...the son of the kitchen gun roasting coffee beans with such great names as tattooed nun, artful dodger, sun of a gun, devil and the deep to name... More 

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Thank Matt P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6231 3317

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?