Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Ginger Brown

Location:  464 Macquarie Street, South Hobart
Phone: (03) 6223 3531 
Website:  Nil listed
Opening hours:  8am – 4pm: Monday to Sunday

Kids menu:  No
Adults menu:  A great selection of delicious looking cakes and biscuits – all reasonably priced.  Hearty brunch and lunch options also available
Prices:  Sweet Treats $1-$5, Breakfast $5 - $16 (available til 11am), Lunch $8 - $20, Coffee $3.50, Babycino:  $1.50

Mumma Review

New kid on the block – Ginger Brown is a welcome addition to the South Hobart precinct if the number of mum’s, bub’s and friends all catching up was anything to go by on this weekday morning.  The breast feeding friendly sticker on the front door was a good start in our quest for a great kid friendly café.  So too was the waiter who opened the door for me as I entered with bub in pram – all in all a great start!
Recently opened Ginger Brown has taken the place of Magnolia Café.  New 50's inspired décor has revamped the place all with a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.  Catching up for a morning cuppa was definitely the order of the day as two of us were in desperate need of a good coffee, having started the morning when the small hand of the clock still pointed to five.  Tasty treats tempted our pallets but it was the scrambled eggs that won us over. 
The layout of the café was relaxed with tables that seated 3-6 people, two big comfy couches and a window ledge with seats which would suit solo or quiet catch up’s.  As we sank back into the big couches the boys amused themselves with the toys on offer – a thankful distraction to occupy curious minds.  While there was no dedicated play area kids in the cafe did wander around freely and seemed pretty content.
The babychino’s were $1.50 for frothy milk, the most expensive we’ve come across, but they did come with a marshmallow the size of the moon!
Apart from the minor mishap of a favourite teddy wearing an entire babychino, the bubs thoroughly enjoyed themselves and spent most of the time exploring the depths of the toy box while we felt energised to continue on with our day.   All in all a fantastic place that happily welcomes bubs and kids.   
Love Mumma Al & Mumma Kel x

Re-reviewed February 2012 Ginger Brown - revisited

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  1. Please see the comment below which was emailed to us by Evie Morton - co-owner of Ginger Brown:

    Hi there,
    Just wanted to thank you so much for the review of Ginger Brown in your blog. Fantastic! Especially loved the marshmallows being "the size of the moon" - so cute! We love babies, toddlers and little kids (ben and I have a newborn and a toddler) so it's wonderful to let people know we have a toy box and books and plenty of room for prams. Thank you again. I have posted up a link to the review on our facebook page. Go to 'Ginger Brown Cafe' and you'll find it. Thanks again. Love your blog.
    Evie Morton
    (owner with hubby Ben)

  2. Thank-you Evie for your lovely feedback, and for allowing us to post your email on our blog.


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