Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Cupping Room

NB.  The Cupping Room is no longer open for business, and has been replaced by Westend Pump House

Location: 105 Murray Street, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6234 7339

Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm

Kids menu: No
Adult menu: Breakfast 8am -2.30pm Muesli, truffled poached eggs, vego brekky, mushies on sourdough with whipped ricotta, spinach and pesto, eggs or toast with a good selection of extras.  Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm.  Nine options including BLT, toasties, salads, risotto, and beef burger.  A nice selection of little cakes, biscuits or muffins to choose from also
Prices: Breakfast $6.50 for toast, up to $17.50.  $2.50-$4.50 for extra's.  Lunch $8 - $18.50
Mumma Review

We headed up to the Cupping Room in need of a good coffee after enjoying the Hobart Christmas Pageant (there were only so many floats Mumma Al could enjoy watching before her mind wondered off to coffee and food!).  Conveniently located  in Murray Street opposite Chemist Warehouse the Cupping Room was probably the only place in the CBD (apart from Dome Cafe and Pop - which is shut of a Saturday) that could easily accommodate our group of 3 families with 3 toddler boys and equal number of prams. 

As we arrived the place was just warming up with other like minded families retreating there from a morning at the pageant (potentially the most amount of families they have seen in one morning?!).  There were kids and prams aplenty, but still enough room to easily manoeuvre in the huge warehouse style space. 

Unfortunately there are no highchairs, or anything to keep kids amused.  We were also a bit wary of the garage door opening up directly onto the street, should any little person decide on a quick mad dash out the door (however we imagine this door isn't always open when the days aren't as warm and sunny as today was).

The food came out super quick despite the fact that the place was packed.  Apparently they are happy to do some half sized meals for little tummies, but today our boys happily shared some scrambled eggs with their mums.  Raspberry/white choc muffins and a deliciously moist zingy lime/white choc Blondie cake were also thoroughly enjoyed (however not by the bubba's despite them trying to taste a morsel or two!). 

Kel's bubba enjoyed the babycino, but despite him searching far and wide, under the cup, behind the saucer, in the cup, there were no marshmallows to be found.

There has been lots of talk on other blogs about the quality of the coffee and the merits of the "Slayer" coffee machine.  We aren't coffee connoisseurs, merely eager consumers, so we have included a link for any aficionado's to suss out what all the fuss is about... 

All in all we really enjoyed the food and coffee.  The Cupping Room is such a convenient city spot for mumma's (and pappa's) with bubs and prams to meet, if only it had a few more kid friendly features it would be perfect for us! 

Love Mumma Al & Mumma Kel

The Cupping Room

Post updated Aug 2012, The Cupping Room is no longer open.


  1. Rumor has it the Cupping Room is soon to close and in its place will be a Beer Hall?!?! Has anyone else heard this...?

  2. Hi, had coffee here with my 18month old son and friends at the cupping room last week. Its under new managment. They now have 2 high chairs also a table in the middle near the back where the coffee machinery used to be( that has been sold). It has coloring pens and paper for kiddies. We were also told the plan is to have a cafe at the front end so nearer the street and then make the back of the venue into a restaurant. All in all my son was quite happy to sit with some paper and crayons while we had a coffee.

    1. Hi there, that is great to hear! It is such a great space in a fantastic location in the CBD, it's fantastic that new management have implemented some child friendly features :) We will have to return ASAP to check out their new facilities (good excuse for more coffee and tasty food!).

      We love getting feedback on places so thanks so much for dropping a line,

      Mumma Al x


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