First, let me paint the scene for you..
It was a typical Tasmanian Winter late morning – dreary and overcast, with the leaves just sopping with rain. Just finished an early shift at work and with a hot coffee and food in the front of my mind, and my mum having a day off work, the idea of a spontaneous brunch out became a reality.
A pretty standard outing, yet with an especially great reward.
For a Thursday in Launceston, walking into a cafe at 12pm with 30+ people inside is very rare to come by.. Luckily, there was one 2-seated table left and the staff was more than happy to accompany us to it. Our coffee’s were ordered and served within 10 minutes of arrival, even with only 3 front-of-house staff, nailing my ‘extra-hot’ flat white (which a lot of cafes/coffee shops fall just short on).
Their extensive range of sweets and desserts made for a tough time choosing to only opt for a savoury dish for brunch.
I went for a warmed roasted pumpkin, beetroot, spinach and mushroom baguette with goats cheese and a watercress pesto salad. The baguette roll was the perfect temperature, with the filling inside not too soft and the goat’s cheese really topping off the flavour. The accompanying salad was a beautiful addition to the plate; both aesthetically appealing, and great for a change of palette between it and the roll.
Friendly and accommodating staff, a warm and relaxed social environment, and quality food/coffee.
Until next time Tower Cafe,
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Tower Cafe – 11 High Street, East Launceston, Tasmania, 7250.