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Cafe, Australian
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2/38 Steele Street | In Rooke Lane, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6424 4333
06:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 16:00
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Devonport, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in for lunch with a few friends, the place was lively and full of energy. A wonderful selection of food, a complete vegan menu, and lots of vegetarian options. Nice wine and sparkling selection too, and the coffee was superb. Service exemplary and timely, pleasant, friendly but not intrusive. Lots of breakfast options and the lunch menu had heaps... More 

Thank Sabina1414
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Trendy little cafe, friendly staff, busy atmosphere. Fresh juices are a must. I had the vegetarian breakfast, waitress was quick as was the food. I go here every time I'm in Tassie and am never disappointed.

Thank Kalindi H
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our best find in Devonport for a coffee and not a bad brekkie as well. Quirky cafe that feels good and is a perfect start to a day. Enjoyed it very much after disembarking from Spirit of Tasmania. Would definitely visit again given a chance. Service was very good

Thank pacyf
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fast service along with extremely large serves of very delicious food (will share a plate next time). Lovely staff. Above average coffee. Would have liked to have had a breakfast option of toast with preserves for something a bit smaller. Could definitely recommend though for freshness, flavour and atmosphere.

Thank SuCurrie
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cafe that you would expect in a major city. Food was exceptional and the service was second to none

Thank 70Jason1
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little one tucked into the waffles. I had the big breakfast. Poached eggs cooked to perfection. Nice size meal. Staff were very pleasant and enjoyed their work. Cute cafe.

Thank Margo M
Dianella, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving through Devonport on a Sunday morning and couldn't find anywhere to have a late breakfast/brunch. We heard the sound of cutlery clinking in Rooke Lane and accidentally wandered into the Laneway Cafe. I ordered Eggs Benedict and was amazed at how good they were! Local Ingredients, house made hollandaise perfectly combined to make the best Eggs Benedict... More 

Thank Paolo C
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast with our two year old, we were greeted by the waiter and taken to a table, and they provided some activity items for our daughter to use whilst waiting. The meals came out pretty quick, and were presented well on the plates. I had scrambled eggs with smashed avocado, bacon, and added halloumi and it was one... More 

Thank Andrew M
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia
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237 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Daughter and I had a wonderful breakfast meal at Laneway, I'm so pleased as after our last terrible lunch experience a fair while ago it was doubtful I would return, but we did, and it was great. I had the smashed avocado, and two coffees, all I can say is that I will have it all again, and I will... More 

Thank Rob T
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad to have googled best cafes in Devonport which lead us to the 'Laneway'. Quirky surroundings added to the great service as people poured into this laneway destination. Our breakfast was plentiful, coffee fab!

Thank Julie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/38 Steele Street | In Rooke Lane, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6424 4333
Open from 6:30am 7 days a week including public holidays. Our aim is to focus on turning great quality locally produced goods into simple fresh cafe-faire food. Together with a professional standard of coffee and a warm and welcoming service we hope you enjoy what we have to offer.Owners Rhys Taylor and Alex McVeity have both been involved in the hospitality industry in various guises for over ten years now. Rhys a chef has more recently been working as the owner/operator of a quality Italian establishment in Hawthorn, Melbourne. Alex has for the last 5 years been working as head barista and bar manager of the renown Pantry Cafe in Brighton Melbourne.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?