Another recommendation from Gourmet Traveller was Sweet Envy and how could I leave Hobart without trying some of their sweet treats this city has to offer!
Tasmanian pastry chefs Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney have drawn on their experience in London and New York having received rave reviews by the New York Times to create Hobart’s most decadently-delicious cake shop and coffee house.
The window display here literally stops passers-by in their tracks. Inside there is such an ever-changing, mind-boggling array of sweet and savoury treats that it requires a second cup of coffee before you can decide which to choose.
The Opera cake stands triumphantly with 14 exquisite layers of pure technical perfection. Stands proudly display iced and artfully decorated tiered cakes while plates are piled high with macaroons.
Assorted fruit tarts are topped in swirls of lavender cream, buttery croissants and flaky almond varieties sit together like crescent-shaped puzzle pieces. Glossy chocolate tarts and textured pecan pies are presented around the room.
Freshly baked cup cakes, creamy nougat and piles of biscuits sit on porcelain plates while bowls of bon-bons, chocolate monkeys, and knotted pink and white marshmallows lure in little fingers.
I couldn’t go past without ordering an orange and chocolate cupcake but I was a little disappointed. The cupcake itself was a little dry and I’m not a big fan of buttercream topping.
But we also ordered a huge serve of their salted caramel ice cream and it was the best ice cream I had ever had. It was so creamy with swirls of gooey caramel and subtle saltiness through the ice cream. We had our sweets along with a cup of tea on an outside table and watch the world go past.
341 Elizabeth St
Tel: (03) 6234 8805
Monday – Friday 8:30am till 6pm
Saturday 8:30am till 5pm