Bookshops and cafés seem to go together like… like… well, like books and coffee! You can tuck yourself away in a corner with your latest literary purchase, listen to authors speak as part of our frequent events program, impress your granny with macarons and real tea, hammer out your latest company policy somewhere classier than your canteen, rest your feet and recover from a city visit, or just keep an eye on Mount Wellington through the huge windows.

Our summer menu features fresh local ingredients and you can see our cabinet for sweet treats and nibbles. Gluten-free bread from Straight Up Coffee & Food available on request.

Kitchen closes: Monday – Saturday 2.30pm, Sundays & Public Holidays 2.00pm



The Toast of Tasmania

Housemade french toast served with berry compote and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Sweet croissant

Sweet with jam & butter

Savoury croissant

Creamy cooked spinach, tomato, feta cheese & egg.

Savoury croissant

Ham, cheese, tomato & greens

Breakfast of Champions

Our special in - house granola made with nuts, dried fruits, maple syrup, coconut oil & organic honey. Served with warm milk, Greek yoghurt & berry compote.

Smooth Operator

Blueberry & coconut breakfast smothie bowl topped with homemade granola, coconut flakes, chia seeds & sliced banana.

Meg's Eggs

Two fried eggs on your choice of bread
$10.50 + mushroom $3.00, + smoked salmon $4.00

Tim's Special

Toasted ruby-wheat bun filled with ham slightly fried, tomato, Swiss cheese and fried egg. Served with tomato relish and salad on the side.

The Rushdie Wrap

Tasmanian smoked salmon, cucumber and avocado with lemon & dill sauce and fresh greens

Smashed avo with a twist

Smashed avocado on toasted rye bread with cherry tomatoes, cucumber & feta cheese. Fresh greens & lemon on the side.
$14.90 + fried egg $3.00

Fullers Fritter

Sweet potato fritter, smashed avocado, tomato, fried egg & side salad, served with a beetroot and red onion marmalade
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
$16.90 + mushrooms $3.00 + smoked salmon $4.00

The Birmingham

Vegetarian falafel on warm pitta bread with hommus and fresh cucumber tomato mix, served with greens and Greek-style dipping sauce.

Reuben Toastie

Toasted rye bread filled with sauerkraut, pastrami, pickles, Swiss cheese & homemade Russian dressing.

Fungi Fungi

Creamy mushrooms & chickpeas with spinach and parmesan cheese, on your choice of bread.

Passion Pot soup

Daily soup by Passion Pot made with love, filled with local organic ingredients. Served with Summer Kitchen woodfired sourdough. See board for today's soup
Gluten Free, Vegan

The Greenhouse

A fresh salad made with delicious local produce served with toasted light rye or gluten free bread. Available as take-away.

Afterword Lunch Bowl

Fresh greens with coucscous, mixed beans, avocado, roast pumpkin & haloumi. Fresh greens with coucscous, mixed beans, avocado, roast pumpkin & haloumi. Served with cornchips and hommus to dip in.


Choose from our range of delicious Summer Kitchen vegetarian pies. Served with homemade fresh salad and Lesley Black's tomato relish

Toasties / Sandwiches

Heather Rose

Ham, cheese, tomato & greens

Danielle Wood

Ham, cheese & pineapple on toast, open grilled & served with greens

J M Coetzee

Fresh vegan chickpea salad with cranberries, walnut & rocket

Orhan Pamuk

Turkey, cranberry sauce, brie & rocket

Tim Winton

Tuna in lemon, dill & caper sauce with greens

Chloe Hooper

3 cheese toasted sandwich with made in-house pickled red onions & pickled cucumber

Richard Flanagan

Made in-house beetroot spread, fresh avocado, made in-house pickled red onions, haloumi & greens

Helen Garner

House-made pickled vegetables with Lesley Black's Plum Sauce, coriander, pastrami & greens

All our toasties/sandwiches are served with fresh greens


Hot Drinks

Ristretto, espresso


Piccolo, short macchiato, long black


Latte, cappuccino, flat white, chai latte, hot chocolate

reg $4.20 large $5.20

Spiced hot chocolate

With cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon & chilli

Pot of tea

English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Irish Breakfast, Darjeeling, Russian Caravan, Orange Pekoe, Genmai Cha, Lemongrass & Ginger, Peppermint, Chamomile, Cold & Allergy Aid, Rosehip, Licorice, Rooibos, Jasmine Pearls
pot for one $4.50 pot for two $9.00

Indian chai, tumeric chai, masala chai or dandelion tea

Brewed with your choice of milk

Hot elderflower


Soy milk (Bonsoy), almond milk & coconut milk


We use Villino coffee and Ashgrove milk


Cold Drinks


Vanilla, organic Tasmanian honey, real chocolate, caramel or strawberry
$5.90 + malt $0.50

Iced coffee or iced chocolate



Banana or blueberry made with yoghurt, raw Tasmanian honey, Ashgrove milk & ice cream

See our fridge for a variety of cold bottled drinks