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Harbour Lights Cafe

Hobart CBDItalian
Excellent
5.1/6
68 Reviews

About Harbour Lights Cafe

Robbie Marino came from humble Italian immigrant origins in Hobart, and he grew up on the hearty cuisine of the old country. He took over at Harbour Lights Cafe way back in 1997, and the food that they offer is a tribute to his mamma’s cooking all those years ago. That means a full Italian menu – with a few Aussie favourites in to boot as well – that is sure to delight all and sundry that enter through their doors on Morrison Street in central Hobart, just yards from Parliament Square and Salamanca. Book a table now and head on over for a proper family feed.

Opening Times

Closed now
Monday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Address

Harbour Lights Cafe
29 Morrison Street, Hobart CBD
Hobart 7000

Menu Highlights

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Breakfast

Breakfast Bruschetta

Delicious sauteed mushrooms and sliced avocado are served with our own homemade bread toasted and topped with a fresh mix of diced tomato, basil, spanish onion, herbs and drizzled with a light balsamic and extra virgin olive oil dressing
A$17.00

Pancake Stack

Ask for today’s special and indulge in three deliciously fluffy pancakes stacked and served with our chef’s daily choice of flavours
A$17.00

Robbie’s Big Breakfast

Two free range eggs either fried, scrambled or poached served with a toasted bagel, grilled bacon, chipolata sausages, sautéed spinach and hash browns
A$19.00
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Lunch

Yachtie’s Scallop Pie & Salad

A yachties favourite and long tradition at Harbour Lights, a yachties scallop pie is Tassie’s famous scallops cooked in a mild curry sauce and encased in crispy pie pastry. Served with an italian salad
A$17.00

Zio’s Cannelloni

A family tradition of home made pasta filled with sautéed spinach and fresh ricotta, lightly sprinkled with mozzarella and baked in a delicious napoletana sauce finished with a sprinkle of parmesan
A$18.00

Wagyu Beef Burger & Chips

A premium Wagyu beef burger is sandwiched between toasted focaccia bread and topped with tasty cheese, caramelised onion, beetroot, fresh tomato, rocket and aioli. Served with beer battered chips
A$18.00
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Mains

Spaghetti Al Pesto


Available for dinner
Spaghetti is tossed through a fragrant mixture of chopped basil, parmesan, extra virgin olive oil and pinenuts and topped with shaved parmesan
A$17.00

Ricotta Ravioli


Available for dinner
A family tradition of delicious handmade spinach ravioli filled with fresh ricotta and served with a fresh napoletana sauce
A$22.00

Pollo Papalina


Available for dinner
Pan fried chicken breast topped with melted cheese and Tasmanian smoked salmon is cooked in a cream sauce and served with roasted rosemary potatoes and seasonal vegetables or italian salad
A$28.00
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More about Harbour Lights Cafe, Hobart CBD

Hobart is home to plenty of great restaurants, and the Italian community is responsible for a whole heap of them. Robbie Marino – the child of Italian immigrants that came to Australia in the 1950s – carries on this tradition at Harbour Lights Cafe on Morrison Street in the centre of town, directly overlooking the port. They occupy a classically Tasmanian building, and their menu is a multicultural mash of Italian favourites and Australian cafe favourites, with options for those to arrive at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Early risers will be in for a treat if they choose Harbour Lights Cafe on Morrison Street as the location for their brekkie. Robbie’s big breakfast is as Aussie as it comes, with eggs – fried, scrambled, poached to your liking – on a toasted bagel with bacon, sausage, spinach and hash browns. The lunch and dinner options come with a more Italian twist, whether that be in the form of antipasti to start, pasta or risotto dishes, or, should you make your appearance at Harbour Lights on a Friday or Saturday evening, something from the extensive pizza bar. Central Hobart residents need no introduction to the delights available on Morrison Street, so just follow the crowds and book a table at Harbour Lights Cafe.

68 Harbour Lights Cafe Reviews

Excellent
5.1/6
68 Reviews
Atmosphere:Excellent
Service:Excellent
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
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"Excellent"6/6
Simon T.6 days ago · 1 review

Food was great,service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. We attended for mother’s day and nice touch was the 20 dollar gift voucher and a bag of chocolates for the mums.

"Excellent"6/6
Hamish B.7 days ago · 1 review

We had a great breakfast, even though every table was full the food came out really quickly and was very tasty. The wait staff were all very friendly.

"Excellent"6/6
Judy K.2 months ago · 1 review

Good service and great food made our evening very enjoyable. Planned to return again next weekend, however the restaurant closes early Sunday. A well deserved break!

"Excellent"6/6
David R.2 months ago · 1 review

A busy cafe, with a great buzz occupying an excellent location near the waterfront and close to Salamander market. We loved the great menu, scrummy food and outstanding service. The staff are very nice people! You should go there.

"Excellent"6/6
Kate A.a year ago · 1 review

I went to Harbour Lights Cafe for dinner. The menu was fantastic and choosing what to have was the toughest part - I settled on one of the specials: a prawn linguini, and I wasn't disappointed. Harbour Lights Cafe is a great spot: excellent service, central location, and delicious food.

"Excellent"6/6
Ken S.4 months ago · 1 review

The staff were attentive and helpful and the service generally was excellent. The food was fresh, tasty, well presented and reasonable priced. This is my 3rd visit to Harbour Lights Cafe and, so far, the experience was consistently excellent and I will continue to go back.

"Good"4/6
lorene f.a month ago · 3 reviews

Wonderfully placed on the Hobart waterfront this cafe offers lovely views from the couple of window tables. Starting with a sparkling from a cute little bottle I followed with the signature scallop pie. This was a disappointment. I found it quite dry and anemic though it tasted good. More colour to the pastry and more sauce in the filling was needed. The pie was served with a salad. The side of chips was a good decision, they were excellent. Finished with a good coffee.

"Great"5/6
Kelsie L.21 days ago · 1 review

This place is great for breakfast! The waiter upstairs is always super friendly and helpful and the location is nice. Thumbs up for having lactose free milk available and I like the option for lots of sides to have with my breakfast eggs! Would love to see some vegan options on the menu though - then perhaps I would visit for dinner 😀

"Excellent"6/6
Roy P.5 months ago · 1 review

Staff very friendly and efficient. Our food order was taken quite quickly and drinks arrived promptly. We had to wait awhile for our food to arrive but it was cooked to order so no complaints. The food was very good. The restaurant was very busy which is a good sign.

"Excellent"6/6
DIANNE S.3 months ago · 1 review

Delicious food and great service. Staff attentive and friendly. Everytime we visit Hobart, we always make sure we have a meal at Harbour Lights Cafe.

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