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Fresh on Charles

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Vegetarian, Vegan
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178 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61363314299
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fresh on Charles also has two apartments for short term rental and a...
Fresh on Charles also has two apartments for short term rental and a flexible back space for events and functions.
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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't wait to go back!

I was very impressed with the creative menus (food and drink), and the restaurant itself is comfortable and friendly. The scrambled tofu is delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Emma D
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very disappointing. Small menu, tiny meals for quiet an expensive price. The service was somewhat exaggerated and over the top. Sadly we won't be going back.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was very impressed with the creative menus (food and drink), and the restaurant itself is comfortable and friendly. The scrambled tofu is delicious!

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brisbane
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had breakfast at this restaurant. At the time of writing this review they were renovating the dining room for evening meals. The breakfast was DELICIOUS, the coffee great, the furnishings quirky and the service excellent. YUMMY.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Okay I like to give places the benefit of the doubt however this is the second time I've been here and it was pitiful. I would not call the menu a menu as there was bugger all on it being told that there was alcohol all they had was half a bottle of wine then they told us that they... More 

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Launceston, Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Fresh had a great reputation for hearty plates, a menu with lots of choice and great value. Things have changed! The menu has shrunk, as has the food. Seems to me that it is trying to be fancier, with tiny piles of this and that, but this is not what made me go there and difficult to carry off in... More 

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

excellent vibe and food great staff nice music food superb not open sundays :( nice outdoors area, id have to go for dinners, / music nites

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I reckon I've eaten just about everything on the menu here. I love it. I love the atmosphere and the food is delish. Get the platter to share. No regrets.

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Penguin, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great fresh cooked food. Caters to all tastes and dietary requirements including gluten free and non dairy options. Cafe is licensed and looks fabulously funky with the retro fit out. They also have accommodation upstairs furnished with the same style. Staff are friendly and knowledgable and coffee is fab....although could be hotter!!! A range of non alcoholic, beers and wine... More 

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Goulburn, NSW
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here, sitting outside on the deck. The menu was great and they had a variety of vegetarian and vegan food. Service was excellent. Unfortunately there was no wifi due to the renovations but when they are finished it should be available.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It took a little while to recognise the cafe for what it was as the renovations in the front (paper all over the windows) made the place look abandoned! It was a nice little place once we went in. The food seems to depend on what you order; the big breakfast equivalent was nice, the fritters were nice too. (fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61363314299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?