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Machine Laundry Cafe

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12 Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
03 6224 9922
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7:30 am - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This cafe definitely holds its own & the muffin is to die for.

The Machine Laundry is the Ronda Rousey on the Hobart Cafe scene and holds it own over my favourite haunts in Surry HIlls, Sydney. I was fearful of stepping into a "do nothing b#%!*" cafe in sleepy Hobart, and was braced for disappointment. The apprehension was wasted as Machine Laundry came out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
PGerard
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Sydney
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Sydney
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Machine Laundry is the Ronda Rousey on the Hobart Cafe scene and holds it own over my favourite haunts in Surry HIlls, Sydney. I was fearful of stepping into a "do nothing b#%!*" cafe in sleepy Hobart, and was braced for disappointment. The apprehension was wasted as Machine Laundry came out swinging from the start. We attended on Saturday... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

On a winter day, vanilla infused porridge with stewed rhubarb and apples topped with macadamia crumble made me a happy camper. The best breakfast I have found in Tasmania so far. Very generous portion in a nice big bowl too.

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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Sunday and we arrived to only find one vacant table outside the cafe. There was a nice buzz both inside and outside with a whole range of diners including couples and family groups. Very good efficient service and great food and coffee. The cafe has a relaxed retro feel and we look forward to a return visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ordered the pulled pork sanga and hotcakes. The pulled pork was cooked to perfection and the hotcakes tasted like a slice of heaven. Super friendly and efficient service too! Ps: I highly recommend the hotcakes 😉

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were recommended by a friend and were disappointed with the service, the staff were rude to the other staff but not the the customers, with words like -carry on and get on with it and they're my customers not yours now get inside. We waited for a while till they were able to take orders. It's a very hip... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just WOW!! Great coffee. Very delicious breakfast, super friendly service and staff, fast and efficient service. Come back any day!! Listen to the positive reviews they are true!!!

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Machine is always my go to place for a great egg florentine. Can't comment on anything else, the florrie is way too good to try anything else. They are quick to bring out your drinks and the food generally is not too far behind. I try to go when it's not so busy because it's always slightly better. But if... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I came her a year ago and it was a really good breakfast. They must have had a change of chef. The menu was not enticing and the food quality has slipped badly and was poor. Looks to me like it is trading on its past reputation. I will definitely give it a miss next time.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good quality food in an interesting cafe laundry style environment. Although it does get busy and you can wait. It is worth the wait. Retro style 50's tables and chairs. Just a nice place with good food and coffee.

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I could go back to this place again and again to try all the delicious breakfast options! I got the porridge and it was the best porridge I have had! Infused with vanilla beans and with poached fruit and crumble! Amazing. Coffee was also great. Friendly service and a nice atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: 03 6224 9922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 5:00 am

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