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The Duchess Cafe

231 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
+61 3 6224 4231
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pea fritters” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
231 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on Friday and it was SERIOUSLY AMAZING. We both ordered eggs benedict and it was outstanding from the taste to the presentation. The waitress was professional and personable and made us feel very welcomed. I loved the decor complete with the...More

1  Thank Zane G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Duchess Cafe :) Well... I am not an expert in any way in all coffees, but I do know a doppio ristretto, and I do like a coffee in a particular way that is ‘cos I like the taste of coffee... the actual beans...More

1  Thank el-de-Carabanchel
Alfa116, Owner at The Duchess Cafe, responded to this review

Well el de Carabanchel when I read your review, I thought this is strange... after all, the barista that served you has 30 years plus experience, originally honing her skills in Melbourne cafes. So I ask the barista "do you remember a person the other...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

The venue is decidedly more promising than the reality; erratic level of service generally characterised by tardy and arrogant human input. Such a shame!

1  Thank Liz19761129
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Many good breakfast places in cities and towns these days catering for travelers. Don't miss this place if you are nearby. First class breakfast but be warned, big serves mean big serves! Go for the Duchess . The Duke must be humungous!

Thank randa22
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Arrived as a party of six on a Sunday morning and were lucky to secure a nice table. Appeared to be mostly locals enjoying brunch or coffee and cake; always a good sign. Fashionably decorated inside and with plenty of verandah seating, with an expanse...More

Thank Travel_Revival
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nice coffee, but it was mostly nice to sit out in the front garden. Even though it is on a main road, it is set back from the road enough to dull the noise a bit.

Thank HolidayLeech
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Drove past on the way to our hotel and said 'this looks good' and it is !! Four of us for lunch---2 had coffee and cakes and the other had coffee and lunch and everyone agreed-- good value!

Thank John D
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I and my wife had just flown into Hobart and dropped into The Duchess for a late lunch. Unfortunately the kitchen was closing, but fortunately the chef kept the kitchen open for us, and was happy to modify the food to cater for my wife's...More

Thank Raydimarco
Reviewed 30 January 2017

One of the joys of Hobart is that it embraces its history. This beautiful and elegant café does that and more. The entrance is lovely and the interior is classic. There is also wheel chair access via a special platform lift. As it was a...More

Thank chris K
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I am a local and recently discovered this beautiful cafe. It is elegant inside, great location and great food and drinks. Had a brunch there with my friend. I had the amazing steak sandwich and she had a smaller side of breakfast which was a...More

Thank doglover002
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6224 4231
Duchess Café open 7 days : Monday to Friday 8.30am till 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday 9.00am till 4.00pm. Private functions by appointment. Serving breakfast,lunch and afternoon tea/coffee