Thursday, February 7, 2013

Australia Trip 2012 Part X - Jackman & McRoss @ Hobart, Tasmania




We planned our itinerary to reach Tasmania Hobart on Friday so that we could visit the famous weekly outdoor Salamanca Market which opens only on Saturday. Before shopping started, we had breakfast at Jackman & McRoss, just a few minutes stroll from the market.

We picked this place based on the rave reviews on the web and it was rated as the best bakery in Hobart and we could now understand why. We were greeted by the distinctive aroma of good coffee and cabinets full of savory and sweet treats. The place was fully packed on the cold Saturday morning but we were seated after a short wait by the very friendly service staff.

Cinnamon rolls and butter croisants were as classic and good as they should be and they were huge too. I had the poached organic eggs with caramelised onion and spinach on toast - the perfect breakfast with all that nutrition and flavours packed into one bite. Wow!

KH and HM had the scrambled eggs wrapped in smoked salmon on Danish pastry and they absolutely loved it too!

Oh and the coffee... We had not had a cup of decent coffee for days before this. We really liked the latte. Not just the visually pleasing coffee art on the latte, but also the taste and aroma.

This place receives rave reviews for a good reason. Do not miss it!


Jackman & McRoss

57-59 Hampden Rd
Battery Point
TAS 7004, Australia
Tel: +61 3 6223 3186

















41 comments:

  1. Hi Alvin
    Would love to visit Tasmania one day too. Do you drive while you are there? Great fun traveling on the road driving. Ooh...I love that latte and that croissant, and that huge cinnamon roll, right? I am imagining now the fragrant smell of bread and cakes in the shop (fourth pic)..... and the varieties to choose from. Hmmm.....yum

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    1. Hi Mel! Yes, we rented a 12-seaters for the 3 families and I was the driver. We love self-drive road trips and have been doing that almost every year with the family...

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  2. great planning and research on your trip! Cafe sounds great. I love the food selections there. Those coffee look so good!!!

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  3. Will definitely bookmark this place for future reference when I visit Tasmania!!! I'm drooling at all the PASTRIES!!!! :D

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    1. Yes Vien, you should. Tasmania is just an hour away from Melbourne... Let me know your review when are there!

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  4. Not a fan of plain of bread but anything with egg and a whole lot of sinful stuff in it - I like! Forgive me, Father....Slurpssss!!!!! LOL!!!

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    1. Your are funny, Arthur! Strongly suggest that you try any good bakery... Trust me, plain bread can be heavenly!

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  5. wow I love the sight and smell of the freshly baked breads, coffee and breakfast! yummy

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    1. Hi Eiling... I'm sure you had great food in London too right?

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  6. Australia sure has a lot of nice breakfast places (ie cafes) compared to KL.

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    1. Hi Yen! You know best about KL! I trust you!

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  7. Wow! I really have to agree that Australians have raised cafes, breakfast and brunch up to an art! Everything looks amazing and sounds so good! The pastries are to die for! And your pictures beautiful.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving your new year wishes - may you and your family have A Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year too!

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    1. Hi Denise, I think you are a better food photographer than me!

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  8. Alvin, the photos of the humongous cinnamon roll, poached eggs and croissants have me convinced that I must visit this bakery someday. I love good pastries and of course good coffee.

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  9. Look at all that delicious food. I went to Tasmania about 12 years back, its so beautiful... really wish to go there again. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    1. Wow Mich! 12 years ago? For your honeymoon? :)

      Gong XI Fa Cai!!!

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  10. This is truly a wonderful place to be ! Just love the lovely aroma of freshly baked pastries & brewed coffee! AWESOME! ;)

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  11. Ahhhhh! I love bread, really good bread (and I'm not a baker). I can actually live off with good bread if I can. This place looks so good and I enjoy looking at what they serve here. I'm so jealous of your Australia trip. My friend is going there for spring vacation too. I MUST visit one day...

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    1. Hi Nami! You are in California! Very nice too! We thoroughly enjoyed our trips to California in 2008 and 2009. Napa and Sonoma Valleys are just awesome!!! I envy you too!

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  12. I nearly swoon when I saw those bread :D They look fantastic ! Alvin , your photos are as delicious as those pastries *buuuuuurp* lol

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  13. Hi Alvin. That is such an awesome cafe. The food looks so good, especially the bread. I can imagine how those crusty breads smell and taste like. The exterior looks very English.

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  14. oh, this is a very nice breakfast spread..somemore got my favourite croissant!
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Cai, from Sonia-chi ^_^ ! (i hope you not older than me huh,hehehe)

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    1. Oh Sonia-Chi! :) Of course I'm younger... :D

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  15. Oh my! Looking at all the food photos is making me hungry! Such delicious display, hope I could visit Tasmania some day, meantime can only drool and dream:D

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    1. Huh Jeannie... Yes, Tasmania is a beautiful and peaceful island!

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  16. Lovely clicks! Happy Chinese New Year.

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  17. never been to tasmania but you're making me hungry now...no croissants, no patries..but i have polvorones! haha! Here's wishing you a Very Happy Chinese New Year and may the Year of Snake brings Good Health, Success, Joy and Prosperity to you and your family!

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    1. Haha Lena! Have you finished all the polvorones? How's your new year so far?

      Gong Xi Gong XI!

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  18. Hi Alvin, wishing you and family a very happy new year. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

    Excellent pictures, thanks for sharing. Have a nice day ahead.

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    1. Hi Amelia! Thank You!

      How's your upper body workout these 2 days? LOL!

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    2. Hi Alvin, LOL... after 1 week upper body workout, neglected the lower body....now look like siew yoke. LOL

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  19. Lovely share, Alvin! Here's wishing a Happy CNY & don't forget to enter my latest Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Win Hawaa Natural Soy Lotion Candles By Flen!! I'm giving out 10 candles that melt into a nice scented moisturizer!! Try your luck & win one for your darling :)

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    1. Thanks Shirley! Will check out your giveaway!

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