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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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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pop-up surprise.

During the day there is excellent coffee and cake and fine service to be enjoyed at the Criterion Street cafe. This summer there was an additional treat - two young chefs (one Italian and the other experienced there) took over the restaurant and produced a brilliantly innovative and balanced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Peter P
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

During the day there is excellent coffee and cake and fine service to be enjoyed at the Criterion Street cafe. This summer there was an additional treat - two young chefs (one Italian and the other experienced there) took over the restaurant and produced a brilliantly innovative and balanced tasting menu that was offered on Sunday and Monday nights. Let's... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped in for a quick lunch, found a table upstairs in the small area there is and service was ok. We ordered a chicken sandwich, hippy chickpea and 2 homemade lemonades. The menu promised a herb and lemon roasted free range chicken sandwich with aioli and greens. We aren't sure what happened to that roasted chicken with herb and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here on Monday night at the new dinner pop up titled "Fun Dining". As the title suggests it was a fun, casual atmosphere with the friendly professional service that the cafe is renowned for. More so however, the food by far exceeded our expectations and totally blew us away ! The menu was a simple list of eight... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I come back to this little café week by week due to my favourite meal. The lamb Sandwich. Although people roll there eyes and say its just a sandwich.... go try it! The homemade relish and mayo is amazing! The staff are friendly and always provide good service. I'll be back for that sandwich! The café is also bright and... More 

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Hobart
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This extension of the very popular Criterion St Café brings a pop-up element to Sunday and Monday evenings with a couple of well-credentialed chefs producing some interesting shared plates. Monday evening was busy - the upstairs section noisy with guests talking loudly to be heard. The noise level is seriously intrusive. The space is not all that welcoming - concrete... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I had breakfast here while on a recent visit to Hobart and it's excellent. Delicious food, especially loved the poached eggs on sourdough. Good coffee and friendly staff top off a great breakfast experience. Highly recommended.

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Devonport, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Maybe not exactly my budget, but when I stayed across the road I could not resist coming back for breakfast my second morning here. Not only was the coffee excellent and the service prompt with a smile the aptly named Faulty Towers breakfast with raw veggies and salad with a poached egg was unbeatable. Highly original and other diners quickly... More 

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Hobart
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Always has a creative menu, impeccably prepared food. Very tasty and flavoursome. A lovely vibe, although can be very noisy on the inside, particularly upstairs, as it's all concrete. (Please add some cushions etc to soak up the sound as its seriously loud up there!!!)

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Hobart
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I eat here regularly with family and friends, it is often hard to get a table because it is so popular, so try for either side of the busy lunch time rush. My favorite dish is the big salad, it is just so healthy and filling. They have great coffee too. Service can be a bit hit and miss if... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I found it super hard to find anywhere that was open for breakfast in the Hobart CBD - everywhere seemed to serve coffee, but no food!! Ordered the corn fritters with bacon - I feel the dish needed to be accompanied by a tomato chutney and I did not appreciate the coriander in the dish. Staff were helpful and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
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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