Location: 464 Macquarie Street, South Hobart
Phone: (03) 6223 3531
Website: Nil listed
Opening hours: 8am – 4pm: Monday to Sunday
Kids menu: No
Adults menu: A great selection of delicious looking cakes and biscuits – all reasonably priced. Hearty brunch and lunch options also available
Prices: Sweet Treats $1-$5, Breakfast $5 - $16 (available til 11am), Lunch $8 - $20, Coffee $3.50, Babycino: $1.50
New kid on the block – Ginger Brown is a welcome addition to the South Hobart precinct if the number of mum’s, bub’s and friends all catching up was anything to go by on this weekday morning. The breast feeding friendly sticker on the front door was a good start in our quest for a great kid friendly café. So too was the waiter who opened the door for me as I entered with bub in pram – all in all a great start!
Recently opened Ginger Brown has taken the place of Magnolia Café. New 50's inspired décor has revamped the place all with a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Catching up for a morning cuppa was definitely the order of the day as two of us were in desperate need of a good coffee, having started the morning when the small hand of the clock still pointed to five. Tasty treats tempted our pallets but it was the scrambled eggs that won us over.
The layout of the café was relaxed with tables that seated 3-6 people, two big comfy couches and a window ledge with seats which would suit solo or quiet catch up’s. As we sank back into the big couches the boys amused themselves with the toys on offer – a thankful distraction to occupy curious minds. While there was no dedicated play area kids in the cafe did wander around freely and seemed pretty content.
The babychino’s were $1.50 for frothy milk, the most expensive we’ve come across, but they did come with a marshmallow the size of the moon!
Apart from the minor mishap of a favourite teddy wearing an entire babychino, the bubs thoroughly enjoyed themselves and spent most of the time exploring the depths of the toy box while we felt energised to continue on with our day. All in all a fantastic place that happily welcomes bubs and kids.
Love Mumma Al & Mumma Kel x
Re-reviewed February 2012 Ginger Brown - revisited
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