Our flight out of Hobart was at 9.30am and we definitely had to fit breakfast in before we left. We really wanted to go to Jam Jar again but decided we would just get a coffee and hot chocolate instead.
Down the road from Jam Jar lounge was Jackman & McRoss Bakery so we headed there instead. Widely regarded as a Hobart institution, this bakery/cafe draws crowds to picturesque Battery Point, with queues often forming outside.
The reason behind the genteel hysteria is its freshly baked, largely organic breads and pastries, and ambrosial lunches.
The range of rustic fare changes daily according to seasonal availability and the chef’s inspiration. Most are displayed in the cabinet to lead customers, albeit willingly, into temptation.
Options might include the popular goat’s cheese tart, with goat’s cheese, basil, sundried tomatoes and caramelised onions, or perhaps a panini of scrambled eggs, bacon and tomato.
If you can’t get a table – and the competition is fierce – you can get everything to take away.
Fresh out of the oven was their pies and John just had to get a pepper steak pie topped with their home made tomato relish. That pastry was light and fluffy and filled with a think, ozzy peppery sauce and thick cuts of beef chunks. The tomato relish was a little cold but tasty. Wished I could bottle some and take it home.
I had a spinach, carmelished onions and tomato tart, warmed up in the oven till toasty. Delish! What a way to finish our trip to Hobart.
Jackman & McRoss Bakery
57-59 Hampden Road
Battery Point Tasmania
Tel: (03) 6223 3186
Sun, Sat 7:30am-5pm