Tuesday, 29 November 2011

City Mill Cafe & Bar

Location: 11 Morrison Street, Hobart 
Phone: (03) 6234 3490 
Website: http://citymillcafe.com.au/ 
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm 

Kids menu: No 
Adult menu: Nice selection of toasted sandwiches, pannini, soup, salad and tasty looking muffins and slice.  Fresh juice and smoothies also available 
Prices: toasties from $7, paninis $7.50 - $8.50, soup $5.50, salad $6 - $8.50 ($3 side serve), 
sweets from $3.50, coffee/tea/hot choc $3.50 - $4, juices $4.50 - $7.50, smoothies $7
Bar: house and premium beers available.  
Wine: $7.50 glass and $28 bottle
Babycino: free :)
Mumma Review

We headed into the City Mill Cafe and Bar after enjoying another nice morning stroll with our boys around the Hobart Waterfront and a play in the "boat park".  Located behind Catch Restaurant and next to Endota Spa retreat lies City Mill Cafe and Bar - a sensational location and so close to Salamanca yet when we arrived at the atrium of the City Mill it felt like we were a world away from the hustle and bustle of the waterfront.

The layout was unassuming and uniquely placed under the old exposed brick wall of the City Mill.  The bar and small cafe section is adjacent to the seating area - perfect for mummas to grab a quick takeaway coffee if time doesn't permit sitting down.  On this day however two comfy couches were calling our name as we sank back for a momentary pause before heading over to the counter to order our coffee's and light bite to eat.

The cafe had a nice selection of tasty looking muffins - we both opted for the banana and sticky -date muffin to accompany our coffees (decaf for the expecting mumma).  The cappuccino I had was nice however more like a flat-white while Mumma Kel was a little disappointed with her first ever decaf flat white - watery, bitter, she wondered if this is how decaf always tastes?!  A waste of time according to Mumma Kel, back to the real thing next time.  The muffins however were delicious...sticky gooey dates and moist lumps of banana  - YUM!

The cafe doesn't particularly cater to children, no child friendly features at all, but they did make a babycino on request, which was free.  It came in a small cup, as opposed to those teeny cutesy babycino cups, so we are guessing they don't have many requests for babycinos.
There is good access for prams, and room to park a number of prams, but City Mill seems to mostly cater towards suits on their coffee break during the working week, so it may not be the best spot for a mums group get together.  

In saying all that, while we were having our coffee's there were only a few other small tables occupied, so you kind of feel like you have the place to yourself a bit, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.  The calm that seems to settle over the place is infectious, and we left feeling rejuvenated to continue on with the rest of our day.

Love Mumma's Al & Kel 


  1. Thanks for the review. I love Hobart and often visit. Just found you blog thanks for sharing all and all the effort you go to. I will follow on my way out and hope you get the chance to pop over to my place soon and do the same. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  2. Thanks so much special K, hope we can help you find somewhere yummy to try out on your next visit. We will have to pop by yours soon and check it out.

  3. No reason why decafe can't be a nice coffee - same as real coffee. Clue is to look for a dedicated decafe grinder.

  4. Really? I'll have to give it another go then. Cheers


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