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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
07:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Caboolture, Australia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Sean B
Greater Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank great_food_addict
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Walter I
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 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 

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 27 November 2016

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.

Thank Peter B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

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 7 November 2016 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.

Thank elimac3978
Havelock North, New Zealand
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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!

Thank Crazysteveb
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 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.

Thank nanouk87
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 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.

Thank Donna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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?