The Picnic Basket

The Picnic Basket café is set in the picturesque community of Taroona, a short ride or drive south along the River Derwent from the city of Hobart. Established in the town's old service station, the café continues to service the community with a selection of delicious gluten free and vegan treats, croissants, salads, sandwiches, house-made pies, an all day menu and a selection of hot and cold drinks, local beers, wine and most importantly coffee. The all day menu strives to showcase some of Tasmania's finest produce and changes according to the season.

In the gardens below the café, the staff tend to a market garden where produce is picked daily and delivered straight to the plate. A number of hives are located next to the garden and the hum of bees can be heard in the outside seating over the busy sounds of the café. Their delicious honey is used in a number of the dishes and can also be purchased by the jar.

The Picnic Basket is set in the ideal location, at the foothill of the Bonnet and only a stones throw from one of Hobart's prettiest beaches. This allows for a fantastic picnic stop for walkers who can set off on a number of picturesque trails and riders to fuel up before taking on one of the best cycle routes in the south. The café opens its doors to the community for dinners and evening markets, live music and dancing, and has recently established a gallery to showcase some of the formidable local artwork.


176 Channel Highway, Taroona, TAS 7053
p: 0477 225 427
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Open: 7.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday
8.00am to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday