The bad thing about traveling alone is the fact that you only have one stomach to taste everything along the way. So, this time round in Launceston, I concentrated my food journey on cafe.
Because I love coffee. So. Much.
A little cafe and providore at the corner of Charles Street and Canning Street that sells coffee, sandwiches, pastries and many other delicatessen items. The baristas are friendly. The coffee is dense and bitter. It tasted better because I enjoyed it amidst the lush green Prince's Square.
|This little sign is not prominent, but don't worry there is a sign put up at the intersection to remind you this cafe is here|
|My other half|
Banjo's Bakery Cafe
Banjo's Bakery Cafe is a franchise chain that has stores in Tasmania, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. The main selling point of this place is the pies. You'll find rows and rows and rows of pies freshly baked from the kitchen. I tried black pepper beef pie and scallop pie (which apparently is one of the speciality in Tasmania) and both are yummy!
|It is located in the city centre of Launceston at Brisbane Street|
|Curried scallop pie|
|Black pepper beef pie|
Aroma's Fine Food
Located at the corner of Charles Street and Frankland Street, this little establishment is always packed in the morning. It has a breakfast menu for the diners to order and two big shelves full of pies, pastries and cakes for quick options. I chose to get a lorraine quiche which is pretty delicious. However, the coffee has a slight hint of acidity.
|The corner cafe|
|Pies, quiches, wraps, breakfasts, salads|
|Indoor dining area|
|Outdoor dining area at the back|
Cafe Mondello serves all day breakfast, cakes, lunch and coffee. People starts to flock here from the opening time at 8:00 a.m. for a very good reason. Good coffee and good food, indeed. I did not order anything from the breakfast menu but just got myself a blueberry muffin and a cup of flat white. It was not a mistake for sure. The muffin was the full of blueberries and it tasted so so so so so gooooood. The coffee is good as hell too!
|Cafe Mondello is located at 242 Charles Street|
|Little cafe with big popularity|
|Simple muffin and a cup of no-art flat white|
|Dig deep and find the treasures!|
It's a cute little cafe at the corner of Cameron Street and George Street that sells coffee and some pastries. The interior of the cafe is wood-based and it seems like a dedicated place for coffee, judging from the lack of food items there. The coffee is super bitter and I love it!
|For coffee lover|
|Bar seats facing the street|
This is my favourite cafe and there's definitely no mistake of choosing this place to treat myself a birthday breakfast. The breakfast menu is extensive and unique. The seating area comprises 1 small room, 1 big room, 1 front outdoor seating and 1 outdoor seating at the back.
I ordered a portion of steamed egg with organic spelt toast and butter, confit shitake and shimeji mushrooms, tempura black fungus, miners lettuce and green sauce. It is an amazing birthday breakfast. With a cup of flat white, it's just perfect.
|Front outdoor seating|
|Order at the counter, pay and get your table number, find your seating place, enjoy and wait for your food|
|The cakes, all seem tasty|
|I love the backdrop so much|
|The rear outdoor seating|
|Sweetbrew, located at George Street|
|Don't you love the table numbers?|
This small chocolate boutique at George Street was founded in 2008. The chocolates sold here are made at their kitchen in Kings Meadow. The couverture is sourced from Swiss company Felchlin. I bought a slab of dark chocolate and cocoa nibs.
|My guilty pleasure|
Other cafes that I missed
|Belaroma Cafe, besides Cafe Mondello|
|Bryher Cafe, closed on Tuesdays|
|M&B Cafe, coffee bean sourced from Toby's Estate|
Love is in the air,