Just when we thought we’d covered the flurry of new doors opening across Hobart- a few more appeared on our city doorstep. And they’re absolute charmers, even those that are not brand-spanking new! A prickly welcome at Chulos – albeit the cactus is just a baby - step inside and you’ll see some strangely familiar faces.
That’s right; Patrick Street is now permanent home to the Taco Taco folk. You’ve probably smiled up at them in their food van while hoovering down a tasty burrito....sitting on a crate by a petrol bowser along Sandy Bay Road.
If you haven’t done so, it’s time to roll up to the bench on your skating crate at Chulos and tuck into baked huevos (eggs) rancheros with crispy tortillas. They also serve up house made bagels, corn croquetas, quesadillas and mighty fine coffee.
They’re casual and fun at Chulo, asking on the blackboard for everyone to be kind on their first day, and will always offer the same to you in return. So grab some friends, enjoy cruisy tunes and tuck in.
Chulo - 98 Patrick Street, Hobart
Head up Liverpool Street from the gorgeous Gather (featured in our last blog) and you’ll come to Three Little Feathers. Showcasing local designers and makers, this tasteful store is all about the little people in your life and maternity wear, but has plenty more hand-stitched goodness inside.
Three Little Feathers - 202 Liverpool St
Across the road, Mintage has delivered a whole new level of style to Liverpool. This petite bundle of quality is all about crafts, gifts and décor. You'll find a good serving of Tassie made treasures and also art/craft supplies for those occasional rainy Sunday arvos we have here. You’ll want to step inside- trust me.
Mintage - 221B Liverpool St
Further up the road to West Hobart is Verde – Karen Wagner Design. In the former video store of Landsdowne Crescent, you’ll be wooed by Karen’s attention to detail and naturally the beautifully decorated interior of Verde. It's all class in here. And the view from the street, Mount Wellington dressed in a dusting of snow is equally special in late October!
Just nearby in West Hobart, new accommodation is opening. It's called the Library House, so for those of you looking for a place to stay or locals needing a place to tuck the in-laws away over Christmas this might be just the ticket. The Library House is a cosy 1900 Federation home that blends old and new as well as Hobart does.
As predicted it has a library; a gorgeously well-lit space where hours will slip away. Sweeping views through floor to ceiling windows across the River Derwent and city might distract you from your pages, but so might your friends because this 'Hobart home' has room for eight.
Settle yourselves in with a good book and some local Pinot.
Find out more about the Library House, officially opening this coming Tuesday.
One more bite or two
Not to be forgotten, just nearby in North Hobart is Providence Café. This cosy little treat is popular with the locals, where their coffee preference is sung out with their morning hello. The wholesome breakkies come with old-fashioned prices ranging from egg and bacon sandwiches with homemade relish (below) for $8.50 through to full menu options.
42 Newdegate St
Like the puppy below, keep an eye out too for Burger Haus (formerly Segretto's), soon to open in North Hobart. These fellows have such slick branding they’re even scorching a name on their buns. I think we're in for some tasty burgers.
364a Elizabeth St, Hobart
Words & images: Alice Hansen
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