Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cuccina Cafe, Launceston

57 Frederick Street
Tasmania 7250

We were looking out for somewhere for a post parkrun brunch and our route fortuitously took us past on the corner of Frederick and Margaret streets where we spotted the Cuccina Cafe. It was busy with all the inside tables occupied, but we found  a spot outside with a view across the leafy Brickfields reserve.

I ordered the vegetarian breakfast with poached eggs. The fried halluomi , mushrooms, spinach and cherry tomatoes were all good quality, well prepared and worked together nicely.

The Scrambled eggs were plentiful and came with tomato relish and the requisite slice of toast.

The meal with a couple of good coffees was $32. The meal took a while to arrive, but it was busy and the staff were friendly and Cuccina Cafe is certainly worth a try.

Cuccina Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Star of Siam, Launceston

111 Charles Street
Tasmania 7250

We decided to try the Star of Siam on the corner of Charles and Peterson streets when we got to Launceston.We had a window seat, and were able to watch cars and utes seemingly doing laps of the town. Inside there were a few Thai touches. We visited on a Friday evening and it was pretty busy when we arrived.

I had the chicken green curry which was served in an interestingly shaped bowl. The flavours were all there, the chicken tender and plentiful and the veggies fresh.

The chicken pad thai also tocked the boxes .

The service was fine and the bill came in at $59.30 including a couple of drinks. Overall our meal was enjoyable, without being particularly memorable, but the Star of Siam is a reasonable option if you are in Launceston and looking for Thai food.

Star of Siam Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Devils Corner Cellar Door

1 Sherbourne Road
Tasmania 7190

Situated on a gentle hillside just off the A3 near Asplawn, between Bicheno and Swansea the Devils Corner Cellar Door commands stunning views of the Freycinet peninsular.

The site hosts a viewing tower as well as a cluster of former shipping containers housing the cellar door along with ‘The Fishers’ and the Tombolo CafĂ© offering seafood and pizza's respectively.

I headed to the Trombolo cafe and being a traditionalist, went for the Margherita. After ordering at the container my buzzer was soon going off, I returned to the counter to pick up the wooden board holding my meal and returned to our spot enjoying the sun on the lawn. There were some outdoor tables, but I'm not sure how things would work in less favourable weather. The pizza was a great, a thin crust, crisp at the edges, softer in the middle, topped with a good napoli sauce, plenty of mozzarella and fresh basil leaves.

The fish burger from The Fishers came stacked high with lots of asian 'slaw on top of the fish cake style patty inside the brioche bun. The fries came with an oyster shell full of mayo. It all got a tick of approal.

The two meals were $17 each, wine is available at the cellar door area. On a sunny summer afternoon Devil's corner seems to be very badly named, great views and a relaxed vibe, it is delightful spot for lunch.

Devil's Corner Cellar Door Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato