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



A slice of something nice

Your choice of bread served with butter and Ruth's jam / Nutella / Vegemite or peanut butter & banana

Sweet croissant

With jam & butter or Nutella & banana

Savoury croissant

With ham & Swiss cheese

Breakfast of Champions

Homemade granola made with nuts, dried fruits, maple syrup, coconut oil & organic honey. Served with milk, Greek yoghurt & fruits.

Swing Time smoothie

The B1 (banana & oat) or the Green Nomad (kale & avo)

Meg's Eggs

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

Wrap It!

Ham, cheese, tomato, fried egg & greens. Lesley Black's tomato & red pepper chutney 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 rye bread with sliced tomato & bocconcini. Served with fresh greens
$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


Chicken, coleslaw & swiss cheese served in a slightly toasted roll from Pigeon Whole Bakers. Served with fresh greens on the side

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

Ploughman's Lunch

Two kinds of cheese, chorizo sausage, fruit and beetroot & red onion marmalade. Served with lightly toasted bread

Afterword Lunch Bowl

Kale & rocket, avocado, cucumber, chickpeas, mushrooms, red & black quinoa and a drizzle of homemade tahini & lemon dressing
$14.90 + fried egg $3.00, + chorizo sausage/ chicken $3.50, + smoked salmon $4.00


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

Toasties / Sandwiches


Ham, swiss cheese, pickles & mustard


Goat's cheese, sundried tomato, avocado & basil peston


Tuna with lemon, dill & caper sauce


Salami, bocconcini & tomato pesto


Avocado, chickpea smash & tomato


Turkey, brie & cranberry sauce

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

Buddha's tears

White tea rolled in jasmine

Indian chai, tumeric chai, masala chai or dandelion tea

Brewed with your choice of milk

Hot elderflower


Soy milk, almond milk, rice milk & coconut milk


We use Villino coffee and Ashgrove milk


Cold Drinks


Vanilla, honey, chocolate, caramel or coffee

Iced coffee or iced chocolate



Banana or fruit salad with yoghurt, raw Tasmanian honey, Ashgrove milk & ice cream

See our fridge for a variety of cold bottled drinks