When it comes to outdoor dining, Launceston Central City has many options, from hidden alleyways to kerbside coffee stops. Here is our guide to dining in the great outdoors just in time for the last few weeks of summer.
Those looking to enjoy a coffee or meal outdoors should look no further than Launceston Central City, with a number of businesses recently introducing alfresco dining in the city, adding to a fantastic range of outdoor options from rooftop bars to kerbside coffee stops.
Soleways and Boba House in Charles Street are the latest businesses to introduce outdoor seating for patrons. “Outdoor dining is such an integral part of the Australian way of life and brings a cosmopolitan feel to our city streets,” said Cityprom’s Amanda McEvoy.
Stelo owners Nathan and Lauren Johnston have received plenty of positive feedback after introducing alfresco dining at their restaurant in George Street. During the summer months their sun soaked breakfasts are proving popular and those looking to dine with their four-legged family members are filling the outdoor seats. “…in summer the doors open completely and the atmosphere of the restaurant meets the life of George Street.”
Below: Co-Owner and Executive Chef, Nathan Johnston enjoying Stelo's outdoor seating. Plough Inn's new roof top bar.
The shift towards alfresco dining is part of a growing consumer trend towards venues with a connection to the outdoors, something that the Plough Inn’s new owner Di Warren strongly considered when renovating their roof top bar, a hit with patrons since launching in December. “Our space has been designed so that you have a view of the sky, but you’re also sheltered from the elements by a clear retractable roof.”
In honour of the final weeks of summer, here is our guide to Launceston Central City's must-try outdoor options.
Enjoy an alfresco coffee or meal and watch the world go by at one of these inner city eateries.
We're declaring Launceston the capital of the kerbside coffee. Here is our pick of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops with outdoor seating for you to enjoy for a quick coffee stop or leisurely lunch.
A local institution, sip on a chai or espresso beneath the tree lined streetscape of George Street's popular cafe strip.
93 George Street
Cafe by day, wine bar by night, alfresco seating and a daily array of sweet treats, plus an impressive selection of Tasmanian wines and spirits.
91 George Street
"An inner city oasis..." What better place to sample Earthy Eats plant-rich, flavourful wholefoods than their courtyard space with garden vibes in the middle of the city.
A little piece of Melbourne in Launceston's Upper St John precinct and the perfect place to take your four legged friend for a kerbside coffee.
147 St John Street
No guide to outdoor dining would be complete without mention of the Metz, nothing says summer in the city quite like sitting on the corner with a glass of wine at the ready.
119 St John Street
In summer the Stelo doors open completely and the atmosphere of the restaurant meets the life of George Street. Choose from their Tasting, A la Carte and Bar Stelo menus with friendly service and food with bags of flavour.
88 George Street
Perfect for a kerbside coffee stop, Alberto's Espresso serves up delicious Allpress Coffee and freshly baked treats.
94 George Street
Specialty coffee, a brew bar with options for even the most discerning coffee aficionados, fresh pastries and some perfectly positioned chairs to watch all the George Street action.
56 George Street
Wonderful food, gluten friendly options and some perfectly positioned outdoor tables await at this popular inner city cafe on George Street.
106 George Street
320g Gourmet Cafe is relatively new to the Launceston cafe scene. Enjoy some freshly baked treats and sit outside with plenty of outdoor seating spilling out into Earls Court.
49 Brisbane Street
Bubble teas, Vietnamese coffee and Taiwanese fried chicken. Oh... and did we mention brand new outdoor seating?
155 Charles Street
Get your keys cut and jewellery engraved while you sit back and relax with a coffee. Any concept which doesn't involve standing in a queue is a winner in our book.
157 Charles Street
With plenty of healthy and fresh options to keep you fed and watered and generous outdoor seating, Tasmania's locally owned Liv-Eat in Brisbane Street is the perfect place for a casual breakfast or lunch break.
86 Brisbane Street
A favourite for those after no fuss, honest home cooked meals and takeaway options at a reasonable price, with outdoor seating perfect for a casual breakfast or lunch.
139 Charles Street
Hightail it to The Pantry's inner city laneway if you're after casual outdoor dining and good coffee with a side of very trendy mural art to brighten your day.
64 Charles Street
Follow the yellow door and you'll find M&B Cafe and Smoothie Bar. Stocking a wide variety of delicious sweet and savoury treats as well as a great selection of smoothies and great coffee to enjoy street side.
59 George Street
Sushi Plus on George Street has convenient outdoor seating and a great range of fresh sushi rolls, rice paper rolls and rice bowls.
43 George Street
Perch yourself on a stool next to George Street's glorious Magnolia tree and enjoy a gozleme, salad or kebab from Turkish Tukka's charcoal grill.
77 George Street
Offering fresh & great quality sushi, sashimi & nigiri, tempura, salads & soups with convenient kerbside seating perfect for a quick lunch.
70 Charles Street
Serving fun, modern Asian and conveniently located in the Quadrant Mall, Pachinko has a couple of outdoor tables perfect for a leisurely lunch.
23 Quadrant Mall
Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, Moon Cafe & Restaurant is relatively new addition to the Quadrant Mall, with alfresco seating perfect for a casual catch up with friends.
14 Quadrant Mall
From rooftop bars to a drink in the sun, Launceston Central City has plenty of options to cure your outdoor cravings.
It's summer, we get it... you want to feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your skin as you sink back that well deserved drink.
Not sure where to go? Launceston Central City has plenty of options for days when you'd rather be outside.
Venture up the Earls Court alleyway in Brisbane Street and you'll stumble across Bar Two, an intimate wine bar showcasing the best of Tasmanian wines. Outdoor seating in Summer, with heaters to keep you toasty in the cooler months.
47A Brisbane Street
Saint John's new outdoor seating is a welcome addition to the city's alfresco options as are St John's 17 taps featuring the best of international and Tasmanian craft beer.
133 St John Street
The Star Bar's streetside dining area is a staple of Launceston Central City's dining scene and always popular for a drink or meal during the day or night.
113 Charles Street
Launceston's newest bar provides (very appropriate) keg seating in the thick of Brisbane St. Take a seat outside and sample their extensive array of Tasmanian wine, beer and spirits.
63a Brisbane Street
After a brief hiatus the Plough Inn has reopened and their renovated rooftop bar is the perfect balance of the indoors and outdoors for your next drink or meal.
170 Brisbane Street
To find out more on dining options in the heart of the city click here for a full list of cafes, bars and restaurants that can be enjoyed rain, hail or shine.