Saturday 19 January 2019

Born in Brunswick, North Hobart

Whenever I get asked about my favourite places to head to for breakfast in Hobart, one of the cafes that is at the top of my list is Born in Brunswick. So, when my two sisters and my niece came to visit Hobart this week, I definitely wanted to take them here for breakfast.

Located in the heart of the foodie district of North Hobart, Born in Brunswick opened in 2016, and over the past two and a half years, has been one of Hobart's most popular spots for breakfast, brunch, lunch or coffee. There was a period when it was open for dinner as well (we headed there for dinner in early 2018, and thoroughly enjoyed their flavoursome and varied share plates) however at the moment, they are open during the days, from 8am until 3pm (except for Mondays).

We first went to Born in Brunswick in 2017 on one of our visits to Hobart from Burnie. We were extremely impressed with the fast service given how busy it was on a Sunday morning, and I enjoyed the hotcake served with whipped matcha, poached fruits, grapefruit curd and roasted seeds and nuts, as well as the beautifully strong and fresh coffee. Last year, we frequented Born in Brunswick a few times for brunch, and some of my favourite meals included the crab scrambled eggs; the bircher with coconut yoghurt, poached apple, rhubarb, currants and granola; and the classic scrambled eggs on sourdough with relish.

On our visit this week, I was keen to try one of their smoothies, so decided to order the 'green light go' smoothie with coconut water, banana, mint, spinach, cucumber and pineapple. It was a very refreshing start to the meal, and the toppings of shredded coconut, buckwheat and goji berries added a tasty crunch. For my meal, I ordered the smashed avocado with Tasmanian feta and doljiban on sourdough, with a side of a slow cooked egg (I would have preferred a poached egg, but the slow cooked egg was the closest option). The feta added a lovely saltiness to the avocado, and the crispy rocket on top complemented the smooth avocado smash well. My sisters also ordered this dish, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it (even though we did struggle to get through the very generous servings).

The combination of the light, airy, hipster decor with the fresh, sustainably sourced dishes, is one of the main reasons why I keep coming back to this cafe time and time again, and continue to recommend it to anyone visiting Hobart and looking for a good brunch or lunch spot.

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