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“Seriously good cakes and pastries” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sweet Envy

Sweet Envy
Ranked #4 of 11 Dessert in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
australia
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156 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Seriously good cakes and pastries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Sweet Envy in North Hobart is best known for it's beautiful cakes made on the premises. While they are not the cheapest, they look classy, taste great and are good value (cupcakes about $3.50, others $4-$6 approx) given the generous size, presentation and work involved.
We've had slices /cakes on several occasions in the past, and always enjoyed them.

However Sweet Envy also makes great coffee, and the pies and pastries are fantastic (divine pastry and interesting flavours such as lamb, tongue and cheek, pork and fennel etc) with a little pot of home made tomato salsa on the side. Same price as Banjos and other similar bakeries, but infinitely better quality.

Only negatives: Service was friendly and efficient but no water available for table and fairly limited seating -a couple of tables seating x4-5 each, and a bench seat and table outside.

PS check out the wedding cakes and try the roast parsnip icecream...wow!

Open Tuesday - Friday 8:30am till 6pm,
Saturday 8:30am till 5pm. Closed Sunday, Monday

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Tasmania
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sweet Tooth's Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

The Butterscotch Pecan Sticky Buns are to die for - only place in Hobart to enjoy them - and enjoy them you will. The decadent display of sweet temptations is Heaven on Earth for anyone who has a sweet tooth. Even better you can take them all away and enjoy them at home or with friends. Sweet Envy has seating inside where you can enjoy a coffee, cake etc but you must be quick as they fill up quickly, especially on weekends. Also some of the popular treats sell out early on weekends.

Visited March 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Sweet Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

You can eat your way to cake and ice cream heaven here.
What a wonderful sweet treat shop.
This delightful little North Hobart gem is run by Al Wise who has worked for the likes or Gordon Ramsey etc... He is a world known chef and has brought his sweet delights to Hobart. Many Thanks from one sweet tooth to another !!!

Visited April 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“OMG the sweet sweet envy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

You can't miss this shop, the cake display in the shop window has to be seen to be believed
The cakes have to be eaten to be sure they are real; macroons, brownies, cupcakes, slices, pie and icecream and thats just what I have tried so far ;)
The banoffie pie is so tasty and sweet it needs to be shared with someone you love

Visited November 2011
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Hobart, Australia
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“amazing underrated bakery... The BEST in hobart!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

looks too expensive and the food justifies an expensive price tag but the prices are amazing...

delicate desserts as good, in fact BETTER than most restaurants for about $5-$6
best salad roll i've had for $6
grear coffee and amazing icecream

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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