Beat The Chill At Hobart’s Cosiest Cafes

Hobart is a winner in the cosy cafe department, so we’ve rounded up the five best spots to grab some tasty, warming nourishment. Read on and dig in!


Raspberry Fool


Raspberry Fool is one of those quaint little places that seem to defy the laws of time. One you’ve wandered in from the cold and settled in with a hot chai latte, it’s easy to lose hours absorbed in the tranquil, friendly atmosphere as you watch the world drift past. Breakfast here is fantastic, especially the creamy baked eggs with caramelised onion, ham and gruyere cheese. It’s a warming, hearty dish that makes you feel right at home. Find out more

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Image credit: Ginger Brown
Image credit: Ginger Brown

Ginger Brown

South Hobart

Ginger Brown ticks all the cosy café boxes: it’s welcoming, unpretentious and stuffed to the brim with thoroughly delicious goodies. You simply haven’t tried crumpets ‘til you’ve tried Ginger Brown’s house-baked crumpets, slathered in fresh maple butter, so settle in and treat yourself to something really special. We promise you’ll never want to leave. Find out more

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Image credit: Rain Check Lounge
Image credit: Rain Check Lounge

Raincheck Lounge

North Hobart

Morning, afternoon and evening, Raincheck Lounge is the place to head for top-notch food, eclectically beautiful wall murals, and even a cheeky game of scrabble or two. Try the sumptuous East Coast vongala in chorizo and beer broth for a hearty feed, before settling into an old leather armchair with a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of Riesling. Now this is how you do Autumn in Hobart. Find out more

“The food is fantastic and is perfect after watching a movie at the State. They make the best hot chocolate in Hobart, and the service is always friendly and fast.” – SaraRM

Image credit: Jam Jar
Image credit: Jam Jar Lounge

Jam Jar Lounge

Battery Point

Jam Jar Lounge is regarded as one of Hobart’s very best cafes. With its inviting décor, leafy garden, free Wi-Fi and exceptional grub, it’s easy to see why! We also love that they’ve catered for our childhood memories because you won’t find better jaffles anywhere. The house-made baked beans and cheddar variety makes for an especially delicious blast from the past. Find out more

“Great fire place for cosy winter dining. Ambience plus. The decor is retro style with lots of black. Interesting wall Art, an eclectic mix, of murals, paintings, black & white photos, book cases, a piano, with a good selection of appropriate music playing in the background. The Food, exceptional preparation and presentation. Totally satisfying start to any day.” – Trev Scott

Image credit: Cultura
Image credit: Cultura



Moving into the slightly fancier side of cosy, Cultura serves up a huge range of exceptional Italian cuisine that’s as authentic as it is delectable. The interior is suave, yet pleasantly uncomplicated, and the staff are always happy to see you. Around the autumn time, you can’t go wrong with a nice big bowl of rich, slow-cooked beef ragu. Delightfully silky pasta with tender beef drowned in rich sauces – sounds good to us! Find out more

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