On Saturday morning Clint & I decided to go out for breakfast and a colleague had suggested Hamlet to me after a visit a few days earlier and couldn’t stop raving about it. Being new to town we rely on word of mouth for the majority of places both food and adventures that we go on and this suggestion was surely a good one.
After navigating the parking lot we went inside to find a very nicely decked-out café. The converted warehouse had an industrial vibe with large protruding beams, brickwork and chipboard back walls.
After taking a seat our orders were taken quickly and service was as you would hope from attentive staff. The menu is seasonal but we stuck to some of the classics, bacon and eggs and poached eggs with thyme mushrooms. You really can tell when the freshest of ingredients are used as we no doubt enjoyed every bit leaving our plates empty.
The coffees were served in handmade ceramic latte cups which really add to the experience. I late found out that all the ceramics are made by 2 locals, Ben and Peta, and they really are artists. The coffee itself was great and gave us both the boost we needed to start the weekend.
The menu expands to include Buddha bowls, muesli, toasted sandwiches and more and changes according to seasonality and I’ve heard the pulled pork is definitely worth a try.
One of the other reasons that you feel so good in this café is because it was started as a café to make a difference. It’s a not for profit enterprise that came into fruition to provide opportunities for people in Hobart that are facing barriers to employment to assist them in learning new skills and getting hands-on experience in the hospitality industry.
I’ve found that living in Tassie the people here really try to support local people and products as much as possible and it really is great to see more ventures like this open up and have such great support from the public. We will definitely be back again soon.