A Melbourne food lover and explorer. Invite me over for an honest review!
Published September 1st 2012
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Traveling to Hobart for a weekend away, you are probably looking for quiet quality time soaking up as much of the nature the mystical island has to offer. At least, it was for me, but what was beyond my expectation was its food. Tasmanian salmon, Pacific oysters and even a real delicacy in Asia, Tasmanian eel, are famous worldwide, but a specific breakfast place should go on the famous-food list as well -- Pigeon Hole.
It's a little cosy cafe situated northwest of CBD, most easily accessed by car. Like most Hobartian destinations, street parking is no problem.
You'll be greeted with a showcase full of baked goods as you walk in. Yes, they were a bakery before they became a restaurant. A very good sign. You can try one of the many sandwich plates for your sit in; this decision is most likely leading to you bringing home a loaf, doing whatever you can to fit the precious thing in your suitecase back!
What my partner tried was a perfect selection, eggs en cocotte with jamon, onion, spinach and Grana, which came with thick toasted pieces of the heavenly bread. I will let the photo do the talking.
Such a refined and hearty creamy heaven with bits of delicate sweet nutty crumbles! I savoured each spoon, taking my time. It was a bowl that made me feel happy for hours afterwards.
Whether it's Pigeon Hole being outstandingly marvellous or every restaurant in Hobart is as good as this, I don't know. What I'm confident to tell anyone visiting Hobart, though, is Pigeon Hole is genuine with an absolute artistry.