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The Painted Door Art Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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62 Main St, Derby, Tasmania 7264, Australia
+61 429 952 276
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Launceston, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Good local cafe with comfy feel and modern decor. Good cafe and limited offerings of goodies..Good takeaway sanwiches for our lunches..Not to many to choose from in Derby, but this one would be ahead of the rest.

Thank robinhill7
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

On the main street, we stopped for coffee and a snack at this quirky café which seemed to be a favourite with mountain bikers. We sat outside in nicely located seats, elevated above the level of the street. The service was friendly though it appeared to be a bit disorganised. But the results were good, very good coffee and tasty,... More 

Thank Chraeh
Melbourne, Australia
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166 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Even on a cold, wet Tassie day this cafe will brighten things up. Warming lunches, treats and coffees, with the attached gallery for browsing afterwards. Great, friendly staff happy to chat. We didn't mountain bike, but I imagine it would be the ideal place for a mountain-sized hunger.

Thank Andrew P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and excellent food. You should ride in blue derby bike park and then indulge yourself with the mango cheesecake

Thank Kike K
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Superb people in a lovely setting. The owner has painted the doors in an n'Debele pattern with bright colours. The food is exquisite. We had a Devonshire tea and the tea came in a pot, as it should, the scones were freshly baked, and came with good strawberry jam and real cream, not the frothy plastic kind. Congratulations to the... More 

Thank Tony L
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Derby has found its way onto the tourist trail - the bike variety that is - with loads of good riding trails around & an international bike event heading there next April. We have driven through a few times and found this to the best in consistently good coffee and cakes (you should SEE the display of yummy things). Art... More 

Thank JCTraveller2011
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016

A beautiful location but extremely expensive for what you get. $5 a coffee, and the same for a shortbread biscuit. And a lack of toilets. The gallery is nice, however we had to ask for it to be opened up. Overrated.

Thank James G
Patricia H, Owner at The Painted Door Art Cafe, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were overcharged for the shortbread biscuit and possibly the coffee. We do charge $5 for a large coffee in line with most places in the North East of Tasmania. We are currently training more staff to cope with the all the customers we are now getting and as they are learning we appreciate being... More 

Tasmania, Australia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

A touch of class with many choices of light mains and delicious home made cakes and slices. A very relaxed atmosphere with a lounge area and local art works and pieces for sale

Thank spiritflight2014
Management response:

Thank you for the complimentary review. We hope you enjoyed your visit and come again. More 

Launceston, Australia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely outside seating. Great scones and hamburgers. Service was excellent, bright young girl served us.

Thank Vicky C
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The little old tin mining town of Derby on the A3 in the North East of Tasmania is having a bicycle led recovery. A huge network of mountain bike trails centered around Derby and the popularity of Tasmania as a bicycle touring destination is creating opportunities for cafes and bike related services. The Painted Door Art Cafe in the main... More 

Thank cyclinghobo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $14
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Main St, Derby, Tasmania 7264, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +61 429 952 276
Relaxed atmosphere offering great coffee, hot or cold drinks, indoor or outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch or all day snacks and home cooked sweet treats. Dinners by arrangement. Takeaways also available.

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