This Girl has not been to Jackman and McRoss, Victoria Street since Chris died. It’s been a combination of reasons but in the back of my mind, I wondered what it would be like to go and know he wouldn’t be there.
Hobart has three Jackman and McRoss cafes. The original is in Battery Point and there is one in Newtown and another in Victoria Street.
|Grab a roll to go|
|The marinated smoked pork fillet with stone fruit was not on the menu at the time of posting.|
The goats cheese, sun dried tomatoes, basil and caramelised onion tart with their side salad served in a sweet individual bowl, $8.50
|A Jackman and McRoss version of a meat pie|
Jackman and McRoss has a modest wine list and we enjoyed a glass or two of the Joseph Chromy Pepik Sparkling which was good value at $7.50 per glass.
The service is always good. It was a birthday, and the staff, after being secretly asked if they had any candles, presented a brioche bun with a candle in it to our table. Then Birthday Girl, never backward in coming forward, convinced the waitress and the Other Girl, to sing her Happy Birthday.
There are only a few downsides to Jackman and McRoss, Victoria Street.
It’s dark, so it might not be your first preference on a lovely day, although you might find it perfect during winter.
The salads can be hit or miss – an overabundance of bean sprouts or olives; or huge pieces of broccoli jammed in a little bowl overly dressed.
But that’s about it. The food is pretty much all great. And the coffee is good too.
If you want more light, choose the Battery Point version.
And yes it was strange that Chris wasn’t there making coffees and laughing with customers, but it was okay too, because the cafe continues as he, and the McRoss’ began it.