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Fresh on Charles

178 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61363314299
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Ranked #33 of 221 restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fresh on Charles also has two apartments for short term rental and a flexible back space for events and functions.
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Launceston, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I took a vegetarian visitor here for breakfast and we were both wowed! I had a vegetarian hash with beans and poached eggs. It was complex and somehow simple all at once. I ate every bit of it and was perfectly full. Well presented, friendly waitstaff, cool atmosphere.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Out with a group of vegetarian friends for dinner with non vegetarian hubbie in tow. Lets just say, when there are only 8 choices on the menu (and thats in total) it does limit ones choices. Having said that, what we had was very nice (can recommend the fried rice & veg). However, I think that customers shouldnt have to... More

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Burnie, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Vegetarian cafe with little or no scope for other eaters other than vegan etc. Coffe was cold service was mediochre and not somewhere i would rush to go to again.

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a vegetarian cafe and had great options that we hadn't seen before like a warm grape juice drink which was particularly tasty. It is decked out with retro furnishings with free wifi as well. Also liked the community noticeboard that had heaps of info about what was happening about town.

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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I was referred to Fresh for breakfast which opens at 0830; so gentleman's hours. Nevertheless, the mainly organic menu was excellent and especially the Sweet potato and zucchini fritters with soft poached eggs on the side. A little pricey but that didn't matter when you hit the quality of the food. Happily go back and perhaps try something else as... More

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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I don't understand previous revues - too many staff, not enough staff, wouldn't let me in before opening... I find the staff warm and welcoming and they always make me coffee just after 8am. The kitchen may not open until 8.30am but a table in the warm front room and a friendly chat while I decide what to order is... More

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Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

What a shame - Fresh was a true Launceston gem for a long time under the previous owner. Now, pales in comparison to its former self. Service is slow - not enough staff for such a busy cafe - but still cheerful and helpful. Both times I've been back since new owners (to rule out a 'one-off' bad day) there... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have frequented 'Fresh' many a time - however, I feel that the service and the quality of the food has just gone downhill. Considering there is the most amazing vegan place two doors down - I am surprised by the lack of attention a customer recieves here. My partner and I ordered a noodle and wonton soup - firstly... More

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Alexandra, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I hope this doesn't come across as overly negative - but see if you can put yourself in our shoes: new city, 8am in the morning, wandering around Launceston looking for breakfast. Look at Trip Advisor and see this place is just around the corner so get very excited and start heading around. Get there and the tables and chairs... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Really eclectic menu with sensational ingredient combinations. Very fast service and great value for money. Good drinks menu.

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