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Retro Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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31 Salamanca Pl, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6223 3073
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank rubez
Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a number of times and have always had excellent coffee and breakfast. The service is good but you shouldn't go there if you are in a rush. You can sit inside or out and there is always an interesting passing parade as you \are on the Corner of Salamanca.

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Thank Peter B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Retro cafe for the first time and I was appalled by the coffee, it was burnt scolding milk, bitter in taste as well as the visual look of the coffee machine was dirty, the milk steam wand was covered in layers of dirty stale Milk. Couldn't even have a second sip. The service also was very unfriendly. Very disappointed... More 

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Thank Lily B
Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently with friends and enjoyed coffee and cakes. Friendly, fast table service in the heart of Salamanca. This is an old established cafe and a perfect place to rest and restore.

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Thank elimac3978
Havelock North, New Zealand
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Just happened across Retro Cafe while strolling down the road - friendly staff and funky decor in a good location. Had two great meals and good coffee too.Better than a highly rated cafe down the road!

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Thank Crazysteveb
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Good brekkie but don't expect anything fancy. The coffee is good. Staff was really nice 👍🏼. If your looking for a nice breakfast just hop in and she s seat.

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Thank nanouk87
donm
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast. Very busy but staff were still friendly and attentive. Coffee was wonderful. I had toast and homemade jam which was lovely my husband had eggs and free range bacon which was really nice. Definitely recommend trying.

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Thank Donna M
Bingil Bay, Australia
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259 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A busy Monday morning and the place was buzzing with locals reading the papers and coming in for take-away coffees. Our group of 7 would have struggled to get seated had it not been for a very obliging local who moved to a smaller table with his paper and cuppa. The place ticks along very efficiently with friendly staff, great... More 

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Thank Missi0nary
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

When you are travelling you actually don't want days upon days of fancy brekkies. Sometimes you just want poached egg on toast (our favourite) without the bells and whistles. What we loved about Retro, is that is just what we could have - and if you wanted the bells, their options also allowed for that. Recommended.

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Thank Ippygirl
Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Very family friendly with great selection of brekky options. The coffee is outstanding. Great character inside. Staff very friendly and attentive

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Thank Leesey_32

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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, 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?