The Lansdowne Crescent Café

The first café in a residential area in Hobart, The Lansdowne Café, was established in 2006 by Adam Mooney and was bought by current proprietors Laura Whalland and Simon Cruickshank in early 2014 who rebranded it as The Lansdowne Crescent Café. The business today is a thriving family run operation that employs six members of Laura and Simon’s family and embodies their ethos of attentive customer service, quality ingredients and consistent replication of high quality meals and beverages.

There is a strong emphasis on creating a warm, family friendly environment which is reflected in a menu offering comfort food that ranges from the traditional, Eggs Benedict to the more creative, such as the Cornbread French Toast. Much of the menu has been developed by Laura and her daughter Brooke, who joined the team after finishing an apprenticeship at Peppermint Bay. The couple strive to make their business as environmentally sustainable as possible growing many of the raw ingredients in their extensive organic kitchen garden and orchard, composting all of the organic kitchen waste and by developing strong relationships with their suppliers so that local produce is sourced wherever possible. This philosophy extends to the coffee which is a single origin organically grown bean sourced from Papua New Guinea and roasted in Tasmania by the De Lacey family.

Connection to people and place is central to the success of the business and is reflected in the strong support of regular customers and a buoyant relationship with the local community. The café supports the local school by providing ingredients to its ‘breakfast club’ and often holds functions for community groups.


68 Lansdowne Crescent, West Hobart, TAS 7000
p: 03 6234 6386

Open: 7.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
8.00am to 3.00pm, Saturday