Saturday, September 10, 2005

Red Back

I’m a bit of a sook when it comes to driving long distances. I need to stop at least once between Hobart and Launceston. Historically the only reasonable coffee to be found on the midlands was at Zep’s in Campbelltown; a little too close to Launceston to be much use one way or t’other.


Across the road from the cop shop in Oatlands is the Redback Gallery and Espresso. Noice knitted scarves, interesting glassware, a bit of jewellery, etc, etc. The chick behind the counter is very friendly (and a bit of a radio personality on Midlands FM I hear). She makes good coffee and serves it with little yummies (most recently amaretto macaroons). As a bonus, local characters lounge about the place making for entertaining eaves-dropping.

All in all, well worth the stop.


bingeing ninja said...

Strange - I just read an article about Oatlands in the RACT magazine (motor news aug/sept pge 63)and it also mentioned Red Back and Natasha. Plus I found out what an ogee is... hmmm need to get out more I suspect.

Zelda said...

Sweet! thanks for the heads up.
On a totally different note - avoid the new Indian in North Hobart - atrocious service, food with no flavour and and distinct inability to get the order right. Paramour and I nearly walked on Wednesday and looking at some of the faces I dont think we were the only ones.

Georgie Weston said...

Well, at least now I know her name (and will perhaps be not so quick to throw out the RACT rag in future).