It’s common knowledge that Hobart has become a paradise for food lovers worldwide. The unfortunate truth is, however, that many of the cities amazing cafes and restaurants can be a little unkind to a student’s wallet. Don’t despair though, I’m going to share with you some of Hobart’s best (and cheapest) eats that won’t break the bank.
From starting off as a weekend market stall, it’s no surprise that Pulp Friction Juice Bar have become well known for their delightfully healthy food and juices – most of which are vegan and gluten free. Situated in Collins St at the heart of the city, it’s the perfect place for a fresh, healthy, and affordable lunch, with hardly anything exceeding $10. Their Veggie Lunchbox is perfect if you can’t decide on what to get, and their fresh juices are phenomenal – my favorite is the Au Pear!
Straight Up Coffee + Food boasts just that – fresh, simple food and fantastic coffee. Straight Up is both 100% vegetarian and 100% gluten free, plus they serve many low and no refined sugar desserts which are seriously delicious. Though everything is pretty fantastic, my favourite thing on the menu has to be the Toasted Corn Bread with Grill Haloumi and Scrambled Egg – so good!
Down the other end of Liverpool St, hidden away in Hudsons Lane, is The Standard. These guys have cemented themselves as one of the best places in the city to grab a classic American style burger or fries. With so many burgers on offer, ranging from classic hamburgers to the Breaking Bad inspired Los Pollos Hermanos and The Heisenburger, there’s something here to suit everyone’s taste buds.
If you love bagels as much as I do, Bury Me Standing Coffee Co. is the place for you. From their little takeaway window on Bathurst St, Bury Me Standing sell the best pot boiled bagels the city has to offer, with flavours changing daily – my favourite so far has been gingerbread flavoured! If you don’t like bagels, they’ve also got some amazing sweet treats, like brownies, cakes, and cookies on offer, plus great coffee!
What Sash Coffee in Sandy Bay lacks in size, it really makes up for with its amazing coffee and incredibly friendly customer service – both of which I’d say are the best in Hobart. The vibe in here is so great that you’ll want to stay for hours. Also, their salted caramel shakes are to die for.
Very popular with locals, Providence Café is one of North Hobart’s hidden gems. Situated up on Newdegate St, Providence serve some great and simple breakfasts and lunches with many gluten free options. With a lovely courtyard out the back, Providence is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a relaxing coffee away from the main strip of North Hobart.