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Along the highway between Hobart and Queenstown
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Fast food, Australian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

After a week in the wilderness on the Overland Track our group headed to the Hungry Wombat Cafe for lunch. The 'Works' burger and fries was a popular choice and was delivered freshly cooked and ready to be devoured, which it was in short time....A nice way to reconnect with the outside world. Great service, thank you.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2021

We stopped in here after we wasted time visiting The Wall. What a great find in the middle of Tasmania. We ordered the cheese burger, it was simple, yet tasty home made beef patties, with cheese and a pickle if you wanted it, we skipped...the pickle. The bun was fresh and the burger came with a serve of chips which was just enough. It was nice to be able to sit by the log fire and warm up as it was a cold day outside, with the temp hovering around 5C all day. The best bit was they had toilets, which though old were clean and readily available, not like the Wall attraction we visited at great expense prior to having lunch here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 July 2021

Reliable well run cafe in the middle of nowhere - serving good home cooked grub. Offers indoor, outdoor and seating undercover. Has diesel and petrol fuel pumps (only during opening hours). It’s about a 2hr drive to / from Strahan. Good menu - Hot chips,...Wedges, Toasted or Standard Sandwiches made to order, Burgers served with fries (on a soft bun)(Beef, Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian patty), Hot and Cold drinks, Cakes and Slices, Biscuits plus the usual crips, chocolate bars, lollies and ice creams etc. Cafe sells a very small amount of supermarket goods (packet sugar, flour, milk, tomato sauce etc). It’s not a supermarket though. No fruit, vegetables or meats. Sells homemade honey products and a few Knick Knacks and souvenirs too. Open daily 9am to 4.30pm (Winter). Clean toilets. As an alternative Lake St Clair tourist center has a small basic restaurant and bar (5 mins down the road) servicing mainly hikers. Hint - travel with cash also as Eftpos goes down a lot (no fuel, no food). Strahan was down for 2 whole days, closet ATM was at Queenstown (45mins drive) from Strahan, 2hrs from Derwent Bridge.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021

Derwent is a very small community, so this cafe does a little of everything. Petrol, takeaway, convenience and sit in or out.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 June 2021 via mobile

This little cafe on side of the highway is brilliant, beautiful coffee and beautiful selection of slices and cakes. A little setting by the fire for a break in the car trip and once refilled off again. Lovely ladies working there as well, very friendly

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

We stopped at The Wombat cafe after our visit to the Wall. Had an excellent egg and bacon roll served on a wonderful soft fresh roll! Delicious👍Highly recommended! This cafe is a hidden gem!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

Stopped off here after visiting Lake St Clair and local area. It was the only affordable place to get a coffee and feed around and it was packed so waited for ages to order then ages to get takeaway order (as there was no spare...tables to eat in). Pretty average coffee and sandwich.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

Ate here twice once on the way to Strahan and once on the way back well priced burgers pies cakes certainly good value one of the better places to stop on the highway.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 13 April 2021 via mobile

Pies and sausage rolls are good so are the toasted sandwiches. Overall the food was good but disappointed with the guy who took our orders and money. His body language and service was really bad and should not be there if he is not happy...in running the business. Won’t be back ever because of him.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 February 2021

Enjoyed a beautiful toastie and coffee lunch. Definitely a great lunch spot when passing thru. Just before closing, the owners went out of their way to make my experience in Derwent Bridge comfortable. As I couldn't afford dinner at pub, they put a cold plate...together for me...magic people. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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3 February 2019|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Their web site indicates that they are open 7 days a week
David H
14 January 2018|
Response from 140katrinam |
Hi David. Yes we are open on Good Friday
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Yes, Hungry Wombat Cafe offers takeaway services.

Hungry Wombat Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4