The Picnic Basket

Restaurant and Cafe

The Picnic Basket is a local cafe based in Taroona, serving delicious coffee and delectable pastries. Serving an all-day breakfast plus lunch seven days per week, and dinner every Friday. During summertime each year Friday is feast night, where you can dine with good friends and locals alike whilst enjoying live music.
Driving along on the heritage Hobart highway, you can see picturesque buildings and remarkable water views. If you are targeting the best part of Taroona beach or the historic sites of Short Tower, you can stop to have something to drink or eat in our shop. People say we have the best coffee in town! Don’t miss out our delicious cakes and our chef’s creative menu. We present special dishes combining different cuisines from the world as weekly specials. Enjoy the water and mountain view from our shop, talk with some locals to learn their stories, or simply sit there enjoying the moment with ocean breeze and music. It is time to give yourself a real treat!


Alfresco/Outdoor Dining Asian Australian Bakery/Patisserie Beverage Breakfast Brunch Carpark Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Dessert Dinner Fast Food Fusion Gluten Free Available Gourmet Licensed, BYO Wine Lunch Non Smoking Organic Seafood Steak Suitable for Functions Takeaway Available Tea Room Under $20 Vegan Vegetarian Vietnamese Waterside Dining Wheelchair access

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