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shoebox cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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211 Elizabeth St | Centrepoint 70 Murray St. CBD Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 5994
07:00 - 17:00
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Tasmania, Australia
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee! Tasty food! Good value! Charming service! What's not to like? This is obviously a fave among locals if the regular stream of walk-ins is anything to go by.....even drive-ins, as people pull up outside and dash in for a coffee. The food is delicious too - always crisp salads and fresh ingredients - and an interesting menu with... More 

Thank Kate S
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I rarely write reviews.. but this is necessary. I had never heard of this cafe until I thankfully decided on a tofu sesame wrap at the winter feast (dark mofo) last year. I then visited the cafe to see if they were as good as I remembered. Each time I've been back to shoebox cafe since they have been equally... More 

Thank Jessica J
Hobart, Australia
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174 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've wandered by this cafe often and this morning decided to try a takeaway coffee and check the place out. It's a nice, quirky little space with a welcoming atmosphere. Lots of tempting yummies on display, but I was only there for a caffeine hit. The brew was delicious and served at a perfect temperature. At $3.80 for a small... More 

Thank Blaz O
Hobart, Australia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Quaint corner café, stools to sit on around the café or nearby seating in open area. Grabbed a coffee, bit slow in making but was worth the wait. Food options were good, no your average salad sandwich, however did provide the ever popular meat pie. cakes, slices and sliders, all quite yummy. price a bit more than expected but most... More 

Thank Carol-Anne E
Melbourne, Australia
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641 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This stop was a relaxing spot for morning coffee. Coffee was excellent and service solid. The Shoebox seems to have a second outlet in Centrepoint but we visited the Elizabeth St outlet

Thank Dencal1945
Thursday Island
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I live in Hobart and go out of my way to get coffee (I drink a soy FW) from Shoebox. Absolutely delectable coffee! I also love their tofu sesame wraps. The wrap is a delicious rich sort of chewy sesame bread that I can't explain. You'll just have to try it! Favourite place to get a coffee on the run.... More 

Thank AustralianClaire
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Shoebox provided several days’ worth of morning tea, lunches and afternoon teas for a series of meetings I was at, so I didn’t actually visit the site. A brilliant variety every day. Fruit (melon, kiwi etc) and nuts. Olives, cheeses, and crackers. Croissants. Sushi. Wraps. It was all paid for by the meeting so I can’t comment on value but... More 

Thank madryn
Shoebox H, Manager at shoebox cafe, responded to this review

Hi Madryn Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food we catered. We had a feeling that was for IMAS? It is really great to hear about the catering comments. Because, at cafe, we can ask customers and know it straightaway whether everything is ok, but, it is hard to track down to get feedback from... More 

Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We found this little gem about 3 months ago and whenever in Hobarts Centrepoint we stop for a coffee. The baristas are well trained and coffee always very good Would recommend highly.

Thank Lyn602013
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Just discovered the Centrepoint Shoebox Cafe, and really glad I did. Best coffee In town, luscious brownies and absolutely the best duck wraps ever. Fantastic little place.

Thank Mosha29
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

It might be shoe box size but the tastes are enormous. Went there for breakfast, the scambled eggs with smoked salmon are creamy and sweet and the smashed avocado and fetta is a savoury delight. Friendly and welcoming service and coffee you would go back for.

1 Thank Vicki T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Elizabeth St | Centrepoint 70 Murray St. CBD Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6231 5994
The Big Little Cafe - Great Coffee - Great Food - Great People
We are a bunch of young professional, open minded and creative people. We love what we do and we are the best at our job. Since we opened our door in Jan 2011, Award winning Shoebox Cafe has become recoginised as a must-visit cafe in Hobart.

Shoebox Cafe presents a warm, welcoming and contemporary interior fit out. It makes a perfect place to catch up your friends. Our team has won the prestigious City of Hobart Exceptional Customer Service Award recognising our passion and commitment to our customers and our service. We do our best to make our customer happy by providing great food, exceptional coffee and big smiles.

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