23 Salamanca Square.
Trendy Spanish style café/bar; licensed. Daily 9am-midnight.
Da Angelo Ristorante
47 Hampden Rd,
Phone: 03/6223 7011
A great village spot for a more upmarket Italian meal plus gourmet pizzas; tasty food, generous portions and good service. Licensed. Dinner nightly.
Elizabeth Street Pier
A stylish modern fish café - order your food at the counter and find a seat. The food is cheap and terrific, the staff are friendly and it's licensed. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Jackman & McGross
57-59 Hampden Rd,
Stylish eat-in bakery that fits in with the upmarket village atmosphere of Battery Point. Excellent pastries and baked savouries, and gourmet baguettes and rolls. Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm, Sat 7.30am-5pm.
237 Elizabeth St
Trendy, gay-friendly coffee spot, with groovy music and magazines to read. Focaccias , real fruit muffins and cakes plus delicious all-day breakfast. BYO. Mon noon-8pm, Tues-Fri noon-midnight, Sat 10am-10pm.
85 Bathurst St,
and the Trafalgar Centre
at 110 Collins St
Two café-patisseries serving great cappuccino and excellent pastries, plus mounds of healthy salad. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm.
12 Salamanca Square
This quirky combination 1950s retro café-laundry with outside seating is a good cheap place to come for a coffee and join the city's young trendies (often with babies in tow). Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-6pm.
Takeaway seafood from a boat moored in the dock; cheap and reasonable fish and chips. Daily 10am-8pm.
364 Elizabeth St,
Phone: 03/6234 9611
Italian restaurant serving imaginative dishes, including fish, schnitzels and thick-crust pizzas. Large and very popular, with a casual atmosphere; licensed and BYO. Lunch Thurs-Sat, dinner daily from 5.30pm.
333 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
Phone: 03/6234 8113
Chic award-winning café-restaurant, very much in the Melbourne style, with an innovative, cosmopolitan menu. If the delicious main dishes are out of your range (around $18), there's a cake selection and excellent coffee. BYO. Mon-Sat 10am till late.
Mummy's Coffee Shop
38 Waterloo Crescent,
Trendy café; it's best feature is its range of delicious cakes, but there are also main meals from the Contemporary Australian menu. Licensed and open late. Mon-Thurs & Sun until midnight, Fri & Sat until 2am.
Mures Fish Centre
Set among yachts and fishing boats, this two-level food centre (open daily) houses three restaurants, a fishmonger, a bakery (great scallop pies) and a café. Mures Upper Deck (tel 03/6231 1999) is an upmarket restaurant which has lovely harbour views; Mures Lower Deck (tel 03/6231 2121) has bistro food, with cheaper prices; Orizuru (tel 03/6231 1790; closed Sun) serves authentic sushi - their salmon is delicious.
147A Little Collins St.
Good, cheap servings of Malaysian, Indian and Thai food; there's a small eat-in area, but the emphasis is on takeaways. Closed Sat & Sun.
Palette's Studio Café
14 Davey St.
A handy spot to recharge, right near the Travel and Information Centre and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and located below an artist's studio. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.
337 Elizabeth St,
A Hobart institution whose windows are full of imported chocolates. Good for a coffee or snack after a movie at the nearby cinema. Daily 9am-10.30pm.
31 Salamanca Place.
Relaxed, light and airy place serving the best espresso in town, plus amazingly frothy cappuccinos and wonderful breakfasts. A good place to find out what's on - notices and flyers cover one wall. Outside tables popular on market day (Sat). Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8.30am-6pm.
Shipwright's Arms Hotel
cnr Colville and Trumpeter streets,
Old pub, popular with the yachtie crowd. Dishes up a legendary fresh seafood platter.
Sisco's on the Pier
Murray Street Pier
Phone: 03/6223 2059
Waterfront Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant guarantees a fine, though pricey, feast. Licensed.
353 Elizabeth St.
Phone: 03/6234 9307
Popular, casual place serving Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian food. Very affordable; BYO. Booking advised. Open Tues-Sun from 6pm.
39 Barrack St.
Laid-back place for serious vegetarians and vegans, serving delicious food. There's a warm community atmosphere and plenty of useful notice boards, while the feel is spacious with a gallery level, and clean wood decor. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm.