This morning I went for a walk through the streets of Battery Point and came across “Jackman & McRoss”, an excellent bakery / cafe located in Hampden Road just across from Waterloo Crescent. They have lots of indoor seating and a small amount of outdoor seating out the front.
I had a cafe style meal that consisted of scrambled eggs encased in Tasmanian Smoked Salmon on a brioche (Hmmm, maybe I wrong here) base. It was excellent as was the Skinny Latte I had with it. I’m slowly getting used to ordering Skinny Latte’s as opposed to Trim Latte’s, which are often met with a confused look in Australia.
From Princes Park I walked along the Esplanade (which didn’t have a lot going for it) to Salamanca Place and cooled down in Parliament Square and watched people on a trapeze setup for the New Years celebrations this evening.
Elizabeth Mall was one of the many places I ventured to in the CBD. The shopping area felt quite relaxed although I found that some of the malls were a bit outdated. There are however some beautiful character buildings located in the vicinity of the CBD.
I then met up with Jane and got some Garlic Mussels and a nice Bruny Island Cheese Platter from the Taste festival. I also tried a “Two Metre Tall” Tasmanian Bitter Ale, that was not to my liking; I thought it actually tasted a bit like a dirty homebrew. I followed this with a really nice Extra Zingy Ginger Beer from Gillespie’s Ginger Beer.
The temperature today kept creeping up higher and is apparently quite abnormal for Hobart; I noticed at one point it was 36.5˚ Celsius. Thankfully it is looking cooler for tomorrow.