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“Salamanca's signature” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Retro Cafe

Retro Cafe
31 Salamanca Pl, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 3073
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Ranked #138 of 459 Restaurants in Hobart
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Melbourne, Australia
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“Salamanca's signature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

In prime position on Salamanca Place, the Retro Cafe' is the ideal place for breakfast or brunch before you hit the market, which is right on the cafe's doorstep. The breakfasts are very good and hearty, and prices are comparable with those of similar establishments in other Australian capitals. As the name suggests, the interior is fitted out with nostalgia from bygone days, but if it's Saturday and the market is open, then you cannot but sit outside and enjoy the theatre of life as you sip on a strong, full-bodied cup of coffee.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fremantle, Australia
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“Wow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Really good cafe, amazingly frothy and creamy coffee and gorgeous poached eggs!!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart, Australia
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“Retro cream”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Went in for a coffee and cake, they had a date pudding and cream on the specials board, however the cream was off and was served to other patrons in the cafe. Once we told the waitress the cream was off the rest of the punters agreed. They did not charge for our cake in the end which was at least they could do, however it has put me off returning back there again.

Visited May 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We had brekky and it was very good. The place was packed and the staff handled it with ease! The mushrooms were 'da bomb' !!! Get the day off to a great start at Retro Cafe while in Hobart.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Old time stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The stuff were older than younger which meant they served you and were courteous and knew about their offerings. Steeped in Hobert history, strung all along the walls with a wonderful accounting system of invoices on a spike - not seen that for decades! And by the way breakfast is huge and first class

Visited June 2012
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