5 off-the-CBD circuit coffees

Hobart is not hard up for a good coffee.
Fortunately it’s not just city-centric.
There’s plenty of good coffee outside of the Melville-Argyle-Salamanca-Harrington ring-road.
Here’s five off-the-beaten track places we love for coffee in no particular order.
1. Capulus
Capulus is a hole in the wall type coffee shop with a difference. While they only serve in take-away cups, if you want to sit and drink your coffee, you can. Out front seated on a milk crate or in the space behind the café shared with Bespoke Hair.

Here’s our post on Capulus.
Find them at 271 Elizabeth Street.
They’re open Monday to Friday, 6.00 am – 4.00 pmand Saturday, 7.00 am – 12 noon.
2. Gioconda
Sometimes you just want a coffee to go, you’re in a hurry, you can’t find a park, or it might just be cold, Tassie morning, Bridgewater Jerry, cold.
Gioconda drive-thru coffee has opened on Main Road, Moonah (between Hopkins and Fleet Streets).

Good coffee is a big deal in Moonah.  The options are limited.  Now you can get a great coffee without getting out of your car.

For more on Gioconda Moonah, and they are now open in New Town, check out our post here.

They are co-located with Excellente Dry Cleaning at 131 Main Road, Moonah.
They’re open Monday to Friday, 6 am – 2.30 pm and from 7 am Saturday.
3. Our 3rd choice, Aproneers has since closed.

4. Providence
One of the things we don’t have so much of is the village-feel that comes when enclaves emerge in bigger cities. Western shore cafes and restaurants have populated along our commercial strips: Salamanca, the CBD, North Hobart.

Photo courtesy of Providence on Facebook

Off the main drag of North Hobart, away from the hustle and bustle of Elizabeth Street, you can find a sunny corner and excellent coffee.

For more on Providence see our post here.
You’ll find Providence at – 42 Newdegate Street,
North Hobart.
They are open Tuesday – Friday 7am to 3:30pm and Saturday 8am to 4:30pm.
5. Berta
North Hobart’s stand out is Berta. In this thriving café you might find yourself feeling just a little smug to get a seat. It serves up got good coffee. But even if it didn’t, This Girl would still be there with bells on because the food is gorgeous.
Seriously, I still think about the Gingerbread hotcake, caramelised quince, pecans and vanilla creme fraiche.

This is when we discovered Berta.
Find them at
323a Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.
They’re open (brace yourself for the details):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday for breakfast between 7:30 am -11:30 am  and lunch between 12 noon -2:30 pm (closing time 4)
Friday for breakfast 7:30 am -11:30 am and lunch 12 noon – 2:30
Saturday for breakfast between 8:30 am -11:30 am and lunch 12 noon -2:30
 pm AND
Sunday for breakfast 8:30 am -1:30 pm (closing time 2:30).
They’re closed Wednesdays.


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