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Criterion St Cafe

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10 Criterion St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 5858
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a business trip to Hobart, I visited this cafe based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I ordered a coffee and sourdough bread with poached eggs and avocado. The coffee and atmosphere are the only positives I can take from this dining experience. The sourdough bread was burnt- the crust was inedible, 1/2 of the poached eggs was hard... More 

Thank EJM1989
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast here is great. Interesting menu as well as the basics, all cooked and presented with care. Staff friendly and helpful, we were short on time and our orders were sped up for us. Highly recommend and the coffee is great too

Thank wilkaway
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe for breakfast. They get it all right. Interesting menu with simple options too. Staff really friendly and when we said had a bus to catch our order came out super quick. Corn fritters with halomi delish as were eggs with asparagus and hollandaise. Excellent coffee too.

Thank Jenny W
Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for lunch and found everything to be quite average. I ordered a lamb salad, the flavours were good but it was drowned in oil which made me a bit sick afterwards. I also found it quite pricey for the type of food it was. The dining area was retro inspired but I felt it slightly lacked and... More 

Thank ruubynicola
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I've now been coming here for over 2 years regularly. Mostly for breakfast but sometimes for lunch. The staff are always bright and friendly with big smiles. It must be a great place to work. The food is always fresh and the wait is always short. They are only too happy to mix up the menu for you and give... More 

Thank Melos S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food was quite nice, and the wait staff were very kind and helpful. Quite a small place so it packs out fast, particularly when it's cold and no one wants the outdoor seating. Luckily we arrived early in the morning. Overall an enjoyable experience, would visit again

Thank Imogen G
Newcastle, Australia
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were attracted into the Criterion by the buzz, that many locals must be onto something, It was funky, but with without the usual hipster attitude, just friendly young locals doing their best coffee and food, my wife and I both ordered the $19 lunch special, mine was Tassie salmon in asparagus and smashed chats with hollandaise, It was sensational,... More 

Thank Paul L
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

While visiting Hobart in Jan 17, this was our First stop as our flight got into Hobart quite early..busy little place with excellent coffee and delicious breakfast.

Thank AlexS1508
Gold Coast, Australia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We have tried many cafes in our extended holiday, but keep coming back to Criterion. In my opinion, it is the best coffee in Hobart but the food options are great and the service is wonderful. We will return again and again.

Thank Br1g3tt3
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Recently had the biggest bowl of the best tasting porridge. Even with the help of my partner did not get to the bottom of the bowl. Thumbs up from me. 👍🏻 Coffee is also some of the best in Hobart and in a big cup! Not like some others I could mention.

Thank GulliverAustralia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Criterion St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 5858

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