Dandy Lane Re-visited

There are some things that deserve to be re-visited and Dandy Lane is one of them!

The Two Girls first blogged about Dandy Lane in December last year after hearing about this new hidden gem on the Dining Out in Hobart Facebook page. Now almost a year on and Dandy Lane has become one of This Girl’s favourites for weekday lunch catch ups with The Only Child and James’ mum.

Lambo sambo with a side of chips

On the first re-visit This Girl and The Only Child had the lambo sambo; tender flavoursome pulled lamb topped with feta, rocket, Kewpie mayo and a squeeze of lemon all loaded onto a brioche bun.  James’ mum chose the dirty burger without the bun; hash brown, bacon, a fried egg, cheese and Dandy’s own BBQ sauce. I also had their delicious frozen fruit crush; raspberry, apple and mint, refreshingly tasty and oh so pretty!

Bun-less dirty burger

The lady on the table beside us had their Brioche French toast, looking so beautiful topped with pashmak (Persian fairy floss)  She noticed us eyeing it off as it arrived at her table, as she left she told us we definitely should try it on our next visit! That we did, The Only Child and This Girl shared the lambo sambo, because we loved it so much the first time and then shared the Brioche French Toast, served with berry compote, cinnamon mascarpone, meringue and that beautiful pashmak.

French toast

We’ve returned numerous times now and continue to be impressed with their offerings.

A menu change has seen the French toast replaced with an amazing molasses ginger cake, it comes toasted with that delicious cinnamon mascarpone, candied hazelnuts, chardonnay pear and cardamom syrup, perfect winter flavours.

Ginger cake

We especially like the herb and parmesan rosti served with spinach, poached egg and hollandaise with your choice of smoked salmon or bacon, This Girl recently had it with haloumi and it was delicious!  Their Cornbread is another stand out topped with poached eggs and served chipotle mayo and avocado salsa.  Their delicious burgers come on brioche buns and their chips are served with a sprinkling of their own spice mix and nigella seeds, a unique and tasty flavour addition.


These guys also know how to do a mean toasted sandwich. They do things a little differently, thick slices of toasted Jean Pascal bread and instead of using a sandwich press they flame the cheese with a blowtorch until it is reaches total oozy gooey golden goodness! A-mazing!

That's how you melt cheese!

It’s the go-to coffee place for The Only Child and James’ mum who is a huge fan of their hot chocolate made with coconut milk.  They couldn’t find a hot chocolate mix they liked, so they made their own – you’ll love it if you like your hot chocolate less sweet and a little on the bitter side.

Mushroom and haloumi sandwich

Dandy Lane is a little oasis in the city and it’s great to see this café going from strength to strength.  It delivers on amazing flavours and a menu that offeres something a little different to your everyday café.  The men behind this success story are Steven who makes a mean coffee and keeps front of house running smoothly and Jarrod the talent behind all those mouth watering menu options!  Their staff are friendly and professional and nothing is too much trouble, they’ve got the winning combination.

Check out their menu online and we recommend booking, you can do that online also.  Keep an eye on their Facebook page for specials, the French toast made a short comeback recently.

They are open Monday to Friday 7am to 3:30pm and 9am to 2:30pm Saturday’s.

Here’s our first blog on Dandy Lane, another of our other lunchtime CBD favourites is Pop Café and recently The Other Girl checked out Truckle and Co

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