Great cafe in Salamanca, it’s been a local stalwart for many years, and continues to serve up great coffee and food. Staff are super friendly and service is always excellent, even when they are busy. Coffee is very good, best in Salamanca by far, and up there with the best in Hobart. I’ll be coming back for years to come.
We visited Retro Cafe on 18/10 and was not really impressed with the service; we only wanted to grab some coffee’s & we got the impression from the waitress that we should have been eating not just ordering coffee. We didn’t feel very welcome! The coffee was average & didn’t have a great taste to it. Beautiful location this cafe could be a real winner with a few improvements.
The name says it all... Atmosphere is not an issue here. From the retro style coffee machines on the wall to the dinosaur (yes dinosaur, not a typo) sticking its head out above the kitchen. It's defo an off the scale hipster joint. BUT, contrary to the old reviews, the double ristretto, was perfect. Great blend, and a coffee which usually is way over poured, was bang on. Yum. Really tasty food, not lightening quick, but hell, it's tassie, Salamanca and hipster heaven. Don't be in a rush just take a look around and chill. The great tastes are worth the wait. A good example of giving a place a chance, if the reviews are old.
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