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Criterion St Cafe

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10 Criterion St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
03-6234 5858
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Huge portions, tasty food

We had breakfast here on the weekend while visiting Hobart, after coming to the same cafe three years ago. We were not disappointed. The portion sizes were enormous and I could barely finish my plate, but it was delicious. I had corn fritters with avocado salsa, fried haloumi and bacon on the side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Johanna S
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Geelong, Australia
via mobile
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a wonderful breakfast there this morning. Good food and coffee and friendly and speedy service. Good atmosphere.

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1 Thank Brenda B
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Criterion St Cafe is a must stop for any coffee fans visiting Hobart. The food and coffee is great, and the street art along Criterion St alone is worth stopping to admire.

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1 Thank Lucas E
Hobart
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As regular Sunday customers, the Criterion Street Cafe has long been a favourite place to dine in Hobart. Never have we had such a disgraceful experience as we did today. The place was busy as it always is, and usually everything runs smoothly despite that. But today, one thing after another went wrong. After a very long time waiting we... More 

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Thank Marcia1999
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My band passed through Hobart on tour and were hungry and perhaps a tiny bit grouchy. Not for long! Perfect, friendly service, accommodated our complicated orders, and boy the food and coffee is astounding! Best breakfast we've ever had. Straight up.

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1 Thank Harry J
Geelong, Australia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on the weekend while visiting Hobart, after coming to the same cafe three years ago. We were not disappointed. The portion sizes were enormous and I could barely finish my plate, but it was delicious. I had corn fritters with avocado salsa, fried haloumi and bacon on the side. The orange juice was freshly squeezed and... More 

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1 Thank Johanna S
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here twice during our Hobart visit and loved it both times! The first time we came my partner had the corn fritters then the next time the 'biggie smalls' - pulled roasted lamb on a quinoa and greens salad. He said he could eat it everyday! I had the haloumi salad and then the 'Le... More 

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1 Thank Bec G
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Fairly good coffee and quick service however myself and my friend were disappointed with our meals. I ordered the fritters with poached egg, everything was over cooked and tasted like rubber. I don't usually complain but I mentioned it to the waiter and he didn't say anything. I won't be going back.

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Thank Hannah W
Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Was suggested this cafe by our hotel and it did not disappoint. Cool, retro cafe. Small menu but great good and even better coffee. Really loved it. A must if you are in Hobart.

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1 Thank spanishsteps06
Hobart, Australia
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Had a delicious haloumi salad here. The staff are friendly and service is quick. Good coffee and in a buzzing location :)

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1 Thank Hayley201504
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We wanted to eat at a vegan restaurant, but as they don't open till 10am we stubbled across Criterion, how lucky for us. The staff professional and friendly. The food excellent. This venue, although small, offers so much to the dinner. We will be back.

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Thank Karin S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Criterion St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: 03-6234 5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?