Friday, 10 August 2012

Tricycle Cafe

Location: 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart - in the foyer of the Peacock Theatre which is housed in the Salamanca Arts Centre
Phone: (03) 6223 7228
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 8.30am till 4pm

Kids menu: No Specific menu however plenty to choose from adult menu or in our case my little man enjoyed a helping of mine
Adult menu: Delicious selection of brunch and lunch options as well as freshly baked treats; some of which include....scrambled eggs on sourdough, brekkie triffle (seasonal poached fruits with rolled oats, natural yoghurt, pureed apple and flaked almonds), baked eggs, & chilli beans on sourdough; organic fair trade coffee; regular daily specials
Prices: $5 - $17 for brunch; $8 - $20 lunch
Mumma Review

The grand master, his aunty (on a special visit down from Melbourne) and I headed to Tricycle Cafe in Salamanca for a stroll and a spot of delicious brunch last Saturday morning.  I have been trying to get to Tricycle lately for a latte and their yummy eggs however as they don't take weekend bookings it is a bit hit and miss with the pram to be able to secure a good seat (or a seat at all it is so popular!).  We were in luck on this morning as we waited less than 5 minutes and secured a seat just outside the entrance of the cafe  - right outside in fact of A Common Ground were we could see the Gourmet Farmer, Mathew Evans, busy at work :)

Tricycle Cafe is a quirky yet trendy cafe housed in the foyer of the Peacock Theatre in the Salamanca Arts Centre.  Tricycle bikes adorn walls as well as a few scattered in and around the foyer (an awesome sight for my bike mad little one!).  There is a mixture of tables seating 2-6 people in and around the raised foyer as well as some inside the actual cafe 'proper' section and always a few outside in Salamanca.  The cafe is essentially always packed as it is a popular destination for coffee, brunch, lunch and freshly baked sweat treats.

On this day we were all feeling like eggs.....I enjoyed their scrambled eggs on sourdough, silky smooth and cooked to perfection, with a side of Ziggy's bacon.  My sis enjoyed the baked eggs with sourdough - they certainly got her tick of approval (often a hard thing to get!).  My little man enjoyed a helping of eggs all washed down nicely with a babycino :)  The lattes (one soy) hit the spot perfectly and as Tricycle has a reputation of having some of the best (if not the best) coffees in Hobart they did not let us down ......mmmm I want one now!   

Tricycle Cafe doesn't really need any specific kid friendly features - the trikes themselves are certainly more than a draw card in my opinion!  As well as admiring the trikes my little man enjoyed walking (and at times running till caught) up and down the arcade, stopping intermittently to admire the toy Giraffe at The Maker.  Staff were friendly and service efficient as we were able to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere (or at least attempt to in between catching my curious man and assisting with helping of eggs, toast and monitoring babycino spillage!).  

Tricycle Cafe is a destination in itself but coupled with a stroll through Salamanca Market certainly makes for a very pleasant morning :)

Love Mumma Al xx  

Oh and baby change facilitates are available on the 1st floor of the Salamanca Arts Centre - take the glass lift that is situated in the outside courtyard 

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