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




Warm and hearty porridge made with your choice of milk. Served with preserved fruit and topped with nuts, organise Tasmanian honey, and cinnamon.

The Poet's Breakfast

Made in-house gluten free muesli with dried fruit and nuts. Served with preserved seasonal fruit, Greek yoghurt, organic and raw Tasmanian honey and warm milk of your choice.

Waffles (GF option available)

Choice of sweet or savoury waffles with weekly changing toppings and fillings.
see board for price

Falafel Bowl

Fresh greens, made in-house sauerkraut, raw falafel, roasted pumpkin, avocado, hummus pickled red onion, corn chips, haloumi and sesame dressing.
Gluten Free

Vegetarian Burger

Made in-house vegetarina patty in a gluten free burger bun with mayonnaise, tomato, avocado, greens, cheese of your choice (haloumi or Swiss) and relish.


Weekly changing fresh salad made with delicious local produce. Ask staff for gluten free and vegan options. Available as take-away
see board for price

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


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

Toasties / Sandwiches


Ham, cheese, mustard pickles, and greens

Vegetarian Beetroot

Pickled beetroot, goat cheese, walnuts, pickled red onion, and rocket.

Salad Sandwich

Hummus, cucumber, carrot, avocado, tomato, greens, and boiled egg.

Vegan Eggplant

White bean spread, eggplant, herby slaw, and greens.


Tuna in lemon and dill sauce, with greens.

Three Cheese

Three cheese toasted sandwich with made in-house pickled red onions, and dill pickles.


Sundried tomatoes, basil pesto, cheddar cheese, chicken, and spinach.

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

Marble Mocha


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