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The Hairy Giraffe Cafe

Corner of Main St. and Short St., Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 472 513 888
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“poached eggs” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Corner of Main St. and Short St., Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ways stop in to see Pagan and the team at The Hairy Giraffe. It is our favourite place to stop. Super friendly, and accommodating! The food is fresh, and perfect! We will be back again and again!!

Thank apocalypstick
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch and enjoyed the tasty and well presented food.The service was friendly and helpful.

Thank AboveTheFog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a vegan burger and my wife had corn fritters, both v good, excellent variety with the fritters. Nice atmospheric old building

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I would consider this as "my local" and I have been visiting the Hairy Giraffe team since they were in Margate. The staff are always extremely inviting and helpful. Yes the owner will call you darling and other affectionate names - her use of exuberant...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Our group of six enjoyed their meals for lunch from a fairly limited menu. After our meals we were not asked if we would like any drinks or desserts... very poor service! Decor could be improved also.Several of us also disliked being called Darling, Sweetie...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Dined for breakfast on Sunday (forgot it was fathers day). Big thank you to the lovely welcoming man & woman (owners) for squeezing us in as we were visiting from interstate. I had the pumpkin & pesto, was delicious & what a great combo of...More

Thank Shweta78
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Relaxed but cheerful decor and rather quirky staff meant the perfect start for a day with positivity. Menu creative yet does the safe options too. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options clearly marked. Latte good and breakfast perfect (gluten free pumpkin pesto poached egg w...More

Thank NicoleIAnderson
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Took my family and an interstate guest there on a Saturday night and was very happy. Fire was going, service was warm and quick. Enjoyed the vego corn frittas, vegan sweet potato boat with beans, avacado etc and kids had fish and chips with an...More

Thank Kidwaan
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here on a number of occasions and at different times of the day and have found WITHOUT EXCEPTION the food is delicious and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. Yes, the owner is very enthusiastic in her greetings but it is...More

2  Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Nice spot to stop for a coffee and a chocolate brownie. Fire to keep warm on a rather fresh day. Friendly owners to greet you.

Thank Phil W
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1 April 2018|
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Response from Jaylene S | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The Hairy Giraffe Cafe has now moved to 2 Short street Huonville. Opening hours Tues - Sun 830am - 3Pm : 6pm 9Pm cheers Jaylene
Carolyn S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Blu_Rock | Reviewed this property |
We walked in for lunch on a weekday with no problem. There were a few spare tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Main St. and Short St., Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Huonville
  • Phone Number: +61 472 513 888
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