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Retro Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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31 Salamanca Pl, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6223 3073
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by here on a ramble through Salamanca and hoped for a nice, quick coffee bit got neither. Order was mixed up by well meaning but clearly new staff and tea got tipped out. Nice location bit that was all.

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Thank david m
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After walking, sightseeing and bus touring Hobart, a hot chocolate was very much in order. I had the caramel slice as a treat and she couldn't possibly eat a whole piece, so a piece of lemon meringue pie, please. (I know, go figure!) The staff were friendly, fast and helpful. Turns out the LM Pie is light, refreshing and not... More 

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Thank RobMac60
Melbourne, Australia
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325 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Retro by name, retro by nature. Loved the decor, from the laminex table tops to the wallpapered walls covered in photos, posters and memorabilia. Busy on a market morning, they still found room for our party of six and service was both friendly and prompt. No panic here, just orderly chaos. Plenty of choice, plus specials, and catered easily for... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find venue in the approach to the vibrant strip in Salamanca, had us visiting several times during a recent trip to Hobart. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice to see easy smiles and their readiness to have tables moved about to fit more of a party in the one spot. Not all venues are so accomodating. The... More 

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Thank Col R
Melbourne
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Quaint little cafe with a great ambience. Service was great, food was delicious. Noticed a few regulars. We went for a mid afternoon snack and much needed coffee as we had just arrived in Hobart. We were not disappoined as the atmosphere was cosy and relaxing. Sat by the window and watched the world pass by.

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Thank 04Sandra
Sydney
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Excellent cafe that catered well for my coeliac (strictly Gluten Free) child. Nothing was a problem, the service a delight and the food excellent. I would definitely go there again.

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Thank NSWPeter
Caboolture, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Called in here for lunch on recommendation of friends. Absolutely fantastic, two Bacon Bruschetta's, one Chicken Bruschetta, a Retro Salad, range of coffees and an orange juice with fruit salad. All were excellent, the service friendly and prompt, which was impressive as it was really busy. Will call in again on our return to Tassie, as this was the best... More 

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Thank Sean B
Greater Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Our regular breakfast go-to spot. Always on the eggs and bacon with fantstic coffee to top it off. It's a Hobart institution.

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Thank great_food_addict
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Don't order the eggs on toast,toast turns to a soggy mass due to butter being put on by chef while toast is hot and not well toasted.Bacon was half fried as it came out the freezer therefore it was a solid slab.

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Thank Walter I
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the "mushrooms on grain sour dough" from the special's board. They were bland and had little seasoning. The bread did not appear to be grain. I did notice the mushrooms listed on the inside specials board as just on sour dough ( not grain) so maybe that was a typo on the board outside. The mushrooms were just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Salamanca Pl, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6223 3073

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