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The Duchess Cafe

#114 of 425 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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231 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
+61 3 6224 4231
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Hobart, Australia
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 and the process of making it... ... so that is why I drink doppio ristretto..... More 

Thank el-de-Carabanchel
Hobart, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Melbourne, Australia
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325 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 of lawn stretching down to the main road. Delightful presentation. Service was prompt and friendly,... More 

Thank Travel_Revival
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 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 serious gluten intolerance. We had a lovely main meal and shared a desert and coffee... More 

Thank Raydimarco
Hobart, Australia
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 beautiful day we elected to sit outside in the garden which is shaded by large... More 

Thank chris K
perth, australia
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 huge serving. We also took away some amazing carrot cake. We will now patronise this... More 

Thank doglover002
Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Duchess is a delight with it's classic decor and delicious food! Take your Grandma, your Mum or just meet with friends-Duchess has something for everyone! A tea in a bone China tea cup with a home baked slice of cake is the perfect weekend treat after you enjoy their perfectly cooked meals,

Thank Hobartlife

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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
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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?