The tiny Pigeon Whole Bakers (32 Argyle St, Hobart) is much more than a baker. It's also a very beautiful café with exquisite morning pastries, sandwiches and pour-over coffee. At Sweet Envy (341 Elizabeth St, North Hobart, 03 6234 8805), the Opéra cake and macarons are legendary. Queens (144 Harrington St, Hobart, 03 6236 9198) has excellent coffee and a rigorous pastry baking schedule (7.30am, 8.45am and 10.30am) for people who take freshness seriously.
Pilgrim Coffee (48 Argyle St, Hobart, 03 6234 1999), Yellow Bernard (109 Collins St, Hobart, 03 6231 5207), Straight Up (202a Liverpool St, Hobart, 03 6236 9237) and Shake a Leg Jr (85 Main Rd, Moonah, 03 6228 2222) are also all good coffee stops.