Berta in North Hobart

Yay! There’s a new breakfast and lunch place in North Hobart.

Piccolo has been reincarnated as Berta.
Driving by early one recent Sunday morning, This Girl slammed her foot on the brake, threw the car into one of the many Elizabeth Street car parks available only at that time on a Sunday and went inside.
Breakfast is served between 7.30am -11.30am and then they move on to a lunch menu.
The breakfast menu is to die for.
Of course you can get your regulars like jam on toast, but it’s rye, sourdough, Berta’s own white loaf, or a fruit loaf for $6.
One of This Girl’s most favourite breakfasts ever, smashed avocado on toast with lemon and Persian feta is there for $12.
There’s two parts to the breakfast options, a whole lot of interesting stuff, and eggs. Egg dishes have their own special place on the menu, like smoked pork cheek, golden eggs, fennel apple slaw and black pudding, $19, or baked eggs with spinach, labneh, chickpeas and chilli, $16.
I chose gingerbread hotcake, caramelised quince, pecans and vanilla creme fraiche, $16. It was gorgeous. Possibly as much dessert as it was breakfast, just the way I like to eat.
The Other Girl took willing blog tasters with her on her try. All three of her guests chose the smoked pork cheek.  Gore Grind Devotee said the pork cheek was so tasty that he would only ever eat that when dining at Berta, he had found his holy grail of breakfasts!  The Other Girl who can’t resist an omelet, chose the French omelet with corn and bacon.  It was tasty, not her preferred style of omelet but nonetheless, a mighty tasty plate of food well worth a try.
Berta’s clientele are as chic as its former incarnation. But Berta’s interior is stripped back, there’s less cane furniture and more retro. It was the makeover that had to happen.
Piccolo was one of Hobart’s best restaurants, so why the change? Well after six years developing and excelling at Piccolo, it was time for a life style change aka different working hours. Never fear, the chef’s fantastic desserts still feature, and not just for breakfast, there are several blackboard options to choose from after your lunch.
Reservations for breakfast on business days only, lunch reservations okay on the weekend.

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2 thoughts on “Berta in North Hobart

  1. On the strength of the girls' breakfast experience I decided to try Berta for lunch.
    It was fantastic. I had:
    Pirates Bay Octopus, Chorizo, Green olive and Confit tomato.
    Chorizo croquettes.
    Fried mozzarella with broadbean and mint pesto.
    A glass of Moss Wood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc.
    The octopus was perfectly cooked, the other flavors complemented it well without overpowering it. The texture of the tomato was a great counterpoint.
    The chorizo croquettes were to die for. Minced chorizo and fluffy potato, heaven. The crust was very light, just how it should be.
    There were two of the fried mozzarella in a single serve, this was delicious but one is enough. A great dish to share. The cheese was flavorsome and the crust extremely light.
    The restaurant even turned on a perfect day, was wonderful to sit outside and watch the world go by while enjoying a lazy lunch.
    The wine list was fairly broad, although the selection of by the glass wines is more limited. Some good options there though not with standing.

    1. Hello there Lynden! Thanks so much for the feedback and your own review. We were wondering about the lunch menu and you've just validated that it's as good as breakfast. We might even see you there one day! Take care and a Merry Christmas xx

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