PIGEON HOLE CAFE
Hobart and Surrounds, Tasmania

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Small, simple and very popular, Pigeon Hole Cafe restaurant is a West Hobart favourite. Generating a cool hipster vibe, Pigeon Hole is eclectic and cosy, serving a constantly changing menu of organic breakfast and lunch dishes that could include eggs cocotte, panini and warming soups. With close proximity to the Fitzroy Gardens and Parliament House, Pigeon Hole is a great place to stop for a coffee or meal while visiting Hobart.
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General info

Address:

93 Goulburn Street
West Hobart TAS 7000

Suburb:

West Hobart

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Cuisine:

Cafe

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Unlicensed

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There's something je ne sais quoi about this café, even though it is hole-in-the-wall small. Decor is too grand a word for its distinctively retro furnishings and fittings. It's isolated from the CBD next to a defunct milk bar on a non-descript corner of a non-descript area of the city. The menu doesn't extend much beyond soup and panini and the mis-matched, second-hand crockery is cute but, well, still mis-matched and second-hand. Yet it all works and only a few months after opening, has become the pick of the overcrowded cafe bunch for coffee aficionados and discerning foodies.

Perhaps it's that the range of breads, the soups and nostalgic biscuits and friands are made in-house daily. Or that most of their ingredients come from local gardens. The buffalo mozzarella and ricotta salata are authentically Italian and the panini are the sort you find in bars everywhere around Italy with neat little touches – things like casalinga salame with mozzarella and parsley salsa or mushrooms with agrodolce onions. One feels that to rave would be against the spirit of the place. There's nothing about it that's super trendy or knock-your-socks-off. Rather it's the understated and unpretentious goodness and simple produce-driven quality of everything they do that account for its popularity. Oh, and the coffee's great too.
Graeme Phillips

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crustyoldchef - 22/06/2012
Heard a lot about this new place since I came back from OS. A friend had served me their salt crusted baguettes (fantastic). So while I was killing some time in town I decided to go and have a look and get some bread. Bought a fruit and seed loaf and a fig & walnut stick (a real delight). Later I met a friend who wanted to get an early lunch so I took him back there. About 11.30am wasn't too busy. Took a table by the kitchen and was immediately given glasses of water, can't remember the last time that happened. We were asked if we wanted anything to drink and ordered 2 coffees. While waiting we discussed the food options in ear shot of 2 waiters. First coffee came after 10 minutes and second coffee came 5 minutes later. Both were luke warm. We were never asked about food. Drank our coffees and left. Was I disappointed? a bit. But I will give it another try. Just hope I can catch them on a better day.