Room for a Pony

On my final morning in Hobart, I was in need of some breakfast and perhaps a light lunch also before heading to the airport and a flight back to Melbourne.

Having been lured in by the name, I toddled up the road to Room for a Pony as I’d heard good things about both their coffee and their breakfast.

On the way I passed an absolute multitude of coffee shops so was assured of good espresso stops on my journey back towards town.

Room for a Pony is, as the name suggests, spacious with a lovely outside sitting area at the front, takeaway counter and compact seating inside, then more room on a half-level up at the back. It has a smart and contemporary feel to it.

I started with espresso which was good but not mindblowing, then dived into their food menu settling on the potato rosti with roasted pumpkin and poached eggs.

It was a belter of a dish with great height and presence. On a base of roasted pumpkin slices, the rosti was buried in the midst of seeds and hollandaise-topped poached eggs that revealed beautifully sunny yolks.

The rosti was crisp and light and worked as the joyous backbone of this splendid dish. I really enjoyed it.

So overall, Room for a Pony was an excellent place for a final breakfast on Tasmania. The food was memorably good and will be a combo I’ll be urging people back in Edinburgh to recreate for me. Make sure to swing by next time you’re in Hobart.

Blythe scores Room for a Pony
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20

I ate: potato rosti

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: brown jacket

Total bill: $21.20

Address: 338 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart TAS 7000

Written by BKR