Whether you're meeting someone for the first time or keeping a long term relationship interesting, there are so many great places to go for a date in Launceston

Looking to make a good first impression with a fancy dinner? Show off your knowledge of the cool local bars?
Would you like to have a fun new experience with your partner and make some memories, or perhaps celebrate an anniversary?

The heart of Launceston is packed with great date spots to suit everyone. Coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner and evening libations are all just around the corner.

Read on for our picks for a great date!

Please note that the provided opening hours are correct as of the time of writing, and are subject to change. Booking ahead is advised.

For a coffee date

VALLEY COFFEE

Cosy café space, delicious coffee, gourmet pastries, parking nearby. Perfect stop for before you head to the next activity.

6.30am - 2.30pm
Monday - Friday

TISANE TEA ROOM

Relaxed, cosy, quiet, dog friendly; specialises in tea, local coffee & specialty lattes.

10am - 4pm Wed + Fri (7pm Thu)
9am - 3pm Sat

SWEETBREW

Interesting café space, outdoor seating, vegetarian, good coffee; great brunch foods and fresh pastries.

6.30am - 3pm
Every day

TINKA COFFEE BREWERS

Specialty Australian coffee, all day brunch, gourmet toasties and sweets, lovely bright café space.

7am - 2pm Mon - Fri
8am - 2pm Sat + Sun

URBAN ESPRESSO ROASTERY

In-house roasted coffee, locally made sweets, veg + vegan friendly, gluten free options available.

7am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

CROPLINES COFFEE

Quirky café space, freshly roasted coffee daily, outdoor seating. This café has been open for over 30 years!

9am - 3pm Mon - Fri
10am - 1pm Sat

For a lunch date

VEGOUT ON GEORGE

Vegan, allergy friendly, funky dining space, smoothies and wide variety of house made sweets & food.

8am - 3pm Mon - Fri (8pm Fri)
11am - 2.30pm Sat

BURGER JUNKIE

Burgers, poutine & wings, casual dining space, veg + vegan friendly, pinball machines & bar available.

12pm - 8.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

TURKISH TUKKA

Delicious kebabs and halal snack packs, falafel, gourmet salads, casual dining space. Great option for take away!

11am - 8pm
Tuesday - Saturday

EARTHY EATS

Locally grown food, house made sweets, dog friendly, outdoor seating, veg + vegan friendly, GF options available.

8am - 2.30pm
Monday - Saturday

INSIDE CAFÉ

Internationally inspired dishes, house baked bread, relaxed dining area, great coffee at a central location.

7.30am - 3.30pm Mon - Fri
8am - 2.30pm Sat

FIRESTORM TACOS & BAR

Casual dining, range of tacos & sides, bar, veg + vegan friendly, GF options available.

12 - 2.30pm, 4 - 9pm Tue, Wed + Fri
5pm - 9pm Thurs + Sat

GATSU GATSU

Authentic Japanese ramen, curry, donburi, sushi & side dishes; parking nearby, casual dining space, close to bars.

11.30am - 8pm Mon - Sat
5pm - 9pm Sun

SUSHI PLUS ON GEORGE

Delicious fresh sushi and rice paper rolls. This is a great spot to grab take away from, and head to the park to eat!

10.30am - 4pm Mon - Fri
10.30am - 3pm Sat

SAIGON KITCHEN

The best Pho and Bahn Mi in Launceston; parking nearby. Another great option for take away!

10.30am - 8pm
Every day

For a dinner date

BLACK COW BISTRO

Gourmet dry aged beef steaks and sides, local produce, art deco dining space, Tasmanian wines. Parking nearby.

5.30pm - 10pm
Tuesday - Saturday

STELO AT PIERRE'S

Italian food made with local, fresh ingredients; bar available. Seasonal menus, so there's always something new to try!

5.30pm - 10.30pm Tue - Thurs
10am - 11pm Fri + Sat

PACHINKO

Contemporary gourmet Japanese food with a Tasmanian twist. Small restaurant, intimate space, bar available.

5.30pm - 10pm
Tuesday - Saturday

THE METZ

Modern Australian food with international influences; Tasmanian wine & spirits. Variety of seating available.

11.30am - 3:30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm
Every day

ALCHEMY

Atmospheric dining area & bar, outdoor seating and booths available, gourmet food and drinks; a fantastic place to meet.

12pm - 10pm
Tuesday - Sunday

INDIAN EMPIRE RESTAURANT

Delicious Indian cuisine made from scratch in house. Great for dining in or taking home for a night on the couch!

5pm - 9pm
Every day

For a date with drinks

KINGSWAY BAR

Hidden away in the Kingsway, this bar is atmospheric and intimate. Fantastic cocktails, frequently hosts live music, cosy couches.

5pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday

SAINT JOHN CRAFT BEER

Saint John is the bar to go to if you love craft beer and tasty bar food. Great atmosphere, good for double dates.

12pm - 11pm
Every day

THE ARCADE BAR

This is the place to go if you're nostalgic for the 80s, or love old arcade games. Light up disco dancefloor included.

5pm - late
Thursday - Saturday

THE BARREL COLLECTIVE

Fine Tasmanian whiskeys, gins, wines and beers. A moody setting that really feels like a hidden gem. Great for an after dinner stop.

4pm - 11.30pm Mon - Thurs
2pm - 11.30pm Fri + Sat

BAR TWO

A small bar tucked away in a side street. An intimate space with great wines, cocktails and tasty food available.

4pm - 9pm Mon - Thurs
4pm - 11pm Fri + Sat

CINCO PASSIONES

An upstairs lounge bar with a focus on indulgence and appreciation of fine spirits & wines. Caters primarily to pairs and groups of up to 4.

4pm - 11pm Wed + Thurs
4pm - 12am Fri + Sat

PHOENIX LAUNCESTON

Live music, local drinks, tapas and a variety of other food available. A lively atmosphere in a central location.

3pm - 10pm Thurs
3pm - 2am Fri + Sat

BAKERS LANE

Fun atmosphere, live music, and expertly prepared drinks in a funky setting. Would be a good choice for a double date.

10pm - 3am
Friday + Saturday

THE STAR BAR HOTEL & CAFÉ

Pizzas, burgers, salads, pastas and drinks in a beautiful historic building with a modern dining space. Occasional live music.

5.00pm - 9.00pm
Every day

For something sweet

CHARLIE'S DESSERT HOUSE

Decadent desserts, pretty cakes, hot and cold drinks, sweets you can take home. Charlie's is an ideal after dinner stop.

10am - 10pm Tue - Sat
11am - 4pm Sun

CAKE O'CLOCK

Delicate cakes & pastries in delicious flavours; specialty teas, hot chocolate & expertly prepared coffee in a beautiful sunny dining space.

9am - 4pm Tue - Thurs
9am - 8.30pm Fri + Sat

COCOBEAN CHOCOLATE

Rich, hand crafted specialty chocolates; unique hot chocolates and coffees you won't find anywhere else.

9am - 5pm Mon - Fri
9.30am - 3pm Sat

THE DRAGONFLY TEA ATELIER

A unique dining space with refurbished antique furniture; specialises in teas and home made cakes, slices & scones.

10am - 5pm
Tuesday - Saturday

SABINA'S PETITE GATEAU

Colourful and creative cakes and pastries, specialty coffees and drinks. This is also a fantastic option for take home gifts!

10am - 4.30pm Tue - Fri
10am - 2pm Sat

123YO

Specialises in soft serve frozen yoghurt with custom toppings; also serves Asian-style street foods like Taiyaki and Bubble Waffles.

11.30am - 5pm Mon - Sat
12pm - 4.30pm Sun

To make memories together

GLAZED AND CONFUSED STUDIO

Glazed & Confused hosts a variety of clay workshops suitable for every skill level. Book a Wine & Wheel or Handbuild & Booze class and try your hardest not to replicate that one scene from Ghost- you know the one we're talking about.

11am - 2pm Wed - Fri, 1pm - 3pm Sat
Open later for workshop bookings

QUIXOTIC BOOKS

This is the perfect place for a book date- take your partner to this weird and wonderful bookshop & blindly choose books for each other. With the reading room stocked with Tisane tea, this is an ideal rainy day date.

9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday - Saturday

THEATRE NORTH

Our local theatre is always putting on fresh and varied performances, so keep an eye out on their website and socials to keep up to date. An evening at the historic Princess Theatre is always a great date option.

See the Theatre North website for event times
Or check our events page

VILLAGE CINEMAS

It's hard to beat a classic movie date. With the cinema being in such close proximity to some great food spots, a meal and a movie are sure to win anyone over. Book ahead to skip the queue, and head out for a drink after!

Check their website for show times
Open 7 days

ROCKIN' HOT PIZZA

If you're after karaoke, this is the only place in Launceston to do it! Rockin' Hot also serves pizza, bar food, cocktails and beers, with karaoke kicking off from 8.30pm. Time for a duet, perhaps?

11am - 8.30pm Tue - Thurs + Sun
12pm - 2am Fri, 5.30pm - 2am Sat

GOURLAY'S SWEET SHOP

Gourlay's is the place to go for old-fashioned sweets and chocolates. This little shop in the Quadrant Mall is a great stop for before or after lunch, and there's sure to be something to suit everyone's tastes.

9.30am - 5pm Mon - Fri
10am - 4pm Sat