The Share Plate Guide to... Launceston Cafés
Launceston is developing a reputation to rival Melbourne with the quality of cafés, restaurants and bars packed through the cosy streets. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites, old and new, to give you options - whether you feel like taking a long lazy brunch or need a quick fix of solid coffee and quality eats.
This article is produced by Share Plate in partnership with Tourism Northern Tasmania. If you're curious about more places to Eat and Drink, head to the TNT website to build your itinerary.
Bread and Butter
New addition Bread & Butter is a café and small batch butter factory. Bread & Butter houses the Tasmanian Butter Co, an incredibly tasty cultured butter range, as well as hand-crafted pastries, sourdough and damn good coffee from Single O and Provenance.
- Grab a fresh croissant and spread large amounts of cultured butter from @tasmanianbutterco
- Drop by on Sunday for their Sunday Loaf, a rotating weekly release based on bakers tradition
Open 7am to 3pm each day (8am on Sundays) at 89 Cimitiere St.
Recently opened on Launceston’s southern side, Broth Me is a Tasmanian first – a low carb broth and brunch bar! A wide variety of snacks and treats covers multiple dietary restrictions and nutritional needs. The café offers a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on paleo friendly and gluten free dishes, with their local focus meaning all the produce served comes from Tasmania. Don't forget to try their home made range of Bone Broth tea bags!
- The amazing cauliflower, leek, bacon and blue cheese soup
Open 9am to 2.30pm weekdays, 9am to 2pm on Saturdays at 96 Margaret St.
Order their bone broth online –
A sister venue from the team behind @breadandbuttertasmania and @tasmanianbutterco, Nook is nestled in the centre of town. Showcasing Tasmanian produce in line with their locally focused ethos, Olivia and Rob offer Single O coffee amongst a range of pastries and sandwiches in a beautifully refined space.
- Start the day in a delicious way with the Proscuitto and Fig baguette
Open 6.30am to 2pm weekdays, 7.30am on Saturdays at 112-114 George St.
Sitting on one of Launceston’s busiest streets, Café Mondello is a throwback – stepping inside, it’s easy to see where the influence comes from amongst vintage Italian posters and the strong smell of espresso. A simple menu shouldn’t be a deterrent – what they do, they do very well. Squeeze into a classic booth or take a chair outside in the sun, order a breakfast classic and take in the street life. The busier the surrounds, the longer you’ll want to linger.
- Eggs Florentine or the Marinated Haloumi. Both are deliciously rich (in the best way).
Open 7am-2pm every day at 242 Charles St.
Having just celebrated it’s fifth birthday last month, Sweetbrew owners Tim and Archana would be forgiven for taking a well earned rest – but Launceston’s (arguably) most popular café shows no signs of slowing down. Quality Five Senses coffee is matched by a vegetarian friendly menu. Our regular spot? Retreat to the lovely booths in the back!
- The Miso Wild Mushrooms are ridiculously good!
Open 7am-3pm weekdays, 8am-3pm Saturdays and 8am-2pm Sundays at 93a George St.
Make time on a Saturday morning to head to the local food hub in Launceston. The Harvest Market runs from 8.30am to 12.30pm each week, providing a bountiful selection of producers and growers straight from the farm, kitchen, dairy... wandering through the cosy stall clusters, it’s hard to not end up leaving with armfuls of product.
- The Elgaar Dairy stall and their brie, honey and apple toastie (fair warning: don’t be surprised if you end up back to order a second or third)
- A Pinch Of sells a range of locally developed wild food blends and infused finishing salts
- Tasmanian Purple Garlic smoked bacon from Tamar Artisan Smallgoods
8.30am to 12.30pm each Saturday at 71 Cimitiere St
See more of our favourites inside our Northern Tasmania issue, covering from Stanley in the northwest to the Bay of Fires in the east, through Burnie, Devonport and Launceston. We've jam packed 116 pages to bring you stories of our favourite eateries, farms, producers, wine, beer, spirits and social enterprises! Purchase here:
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