Sunday, January 8, 2012

Veg Out at Basket & Green, Hobart City

Basket & Green
179 Elizabeth Street, Hobart 7000
Phone 62 31 52 49

Go for? Breakfast and Lunch
Mon - Fri: 7:30-16:00 
Sat - Sun: 8:30-14:30

Veg Rating:
Vegetarian Friendly. Decent breakfast spot.
Vegan, not really.

When it first opened, Basket & Green was a favourite among my friends and I for a quiet spot to grab brekkie. Now it's been around awhile it's gotten quite a bit busier, and for good reasons

They do fresh juices, good coffee, all day breakfast and a few after 12 selections, including a special soup and pasta. There's a range of cakes, slices and other sweet treats too, including some GF. They also do a good loose leaf chai tea, which of course is very important. The staff are always lovely too.

Rosti Stack with roasted tomatoes, mushroom and pesto
As far as vego food goes, they have a decent selection. Apart from your basic eggs all ways, they have french toast, a rosti stack and bircher muesli. Both the soup and the pasta for the day were also vegetarian.  There were no vegan options that I could tell, apart from the plain ol' toast.

French toast with berries, candied walnuts and mascarpone
The rosti stack and french toast are worth a try, but while the french toast is a decent size, the rosti is rather small for the price. The muesli that I had was rather average, and not really worth a mention.

Bircher Muesli with fruit and house-made yoghurt 

Overall, not a bad place to pop in for breakfast, especially if you're taking meat-eaters as all their eggs and meat are free-range, and they do try to source organic where they can. And if your a french toast fan, this is the place to get it.

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