Johnston & Miller have recently opened in the Icon Complex, rising up behind the facade of the old 1836 Myer building in Murray Street.
They describe themselves as a concept store, combining bottleshop, provedore and café. It’s a place in the heart of the city that you can relax with a light meal, meet friends for a drink or grab some of our quality Tasmanian produce to enjoy at home.
With exposed brickwork, polished floorboards, woodend fixtures and a range of tables and comfy seating they are bringing a new vibe to the centre of Hobart.
The Other Girl discovered Johnston & Miller one afternoon after shopping. This Girl recently went along with some workmates for lunch.
When we got there they were already super busy, so we sat at the bar and ordered a glass of wine each and perused the menu while we waited for a table.
This Girl and one workmate could not go past the decadent sounding grilled cheese sandwich; provolone, Neufchatel, cheddar and black truffle $18 each. Undoubtedly the most amazing grilled cheese we’ve tasted; the creamy denseness of the Neufchatel and the shavings of black truffle … heaven!
Our other workmate went for the Spanish omelette; served with orange, fennel and pepita salad, $16. We also shared a bowl of their warm marinated Kalamata and spicy Sicilian olives $6
They like to change up their café menu so won’t won’t find it online but you can expect to see plain and filled croissants and pastries from Imago Bakery, daily soup specials, grilled cheese (if you’re lucky with black truffle) chicken salad and they always have great options for cheese boards, We’re pretty confident you’ll find something you’ll enjoy and if not, there’s always the wine!
They are open until 8pm on Friday nights so it makes for a great end of week wind down venue. If you’re after a way to give the gift of Tassie they also have a range of hampers filled with our best local produce and can arrange interstate delivery or you might even like to hold your next function there!
These guys have plenty to offer Hobart; keep an eye on their Facebook page for happenings, including producer nights.
Johnston & Miller, Shop 15, Level 1, Icon Complex
55-59 Murray Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9am – 6pm, Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm