Museum Courtyard Cafe

Museum Courtyard Cafe

Cafe at TMAG Hobart

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The Courtyard Cafe is at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery where you can get great coffee and culture in one hit!

Truly Great Coffee

Here at the Museum Courtyard Cafe, we love our coffee. We proudly serve up Merlo Coffee, one of Australia’s leading independently owned and operated coffee roasters.

Merlo coffee, sources the highest quality coffee beans from around the world.

What this means, is a fresh, flavourful coffee every time. Perfect on it’s own,  or paired with something sweet or savoury.

Of course, if you are more partial to tea, we have you covered, offering a range of teas.

You can now order our full menu on the Skip app. Why not pre order as you stroll around the gallery and we will have it ready for you when you come out

Tasty fresh snacks or light meals

If you are after a breakfast on the go, we offer freshly made egg & bacon rolls, muesli & yoghurt cups and of course coffee (or tea) of your choice.

For mid morning or afternoon tea, we have a range of cakes, slices, scones, muffins or toasties.

Then of course, if you are wanting something a little more filling, we have pies, salads, burgers, frittatas and more!!!

Served with a side of culture

Our Museum Courtyard Cafe is nestled in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), with access via the Macquarie Street Commissariat entrance as well as the main Watergate entrance, on Dunn Place, Hobart.

Commissariat Store 1808–10

The Commissariat Store is the oldest surviving public building in Tasmania and one of Australia’s earliest public buildings. Construction of this two-storey brick building commenced in 1808 to house the colony’s valuable foodstuffs and supplies and provide office space for the Commissariat Department. Close to the waterfront it provided easy access for the unloading of goods, with the top floor being used as a loft to store light materials such as hay, while the lower floor acted as the provisioning store.

It played a vital role in the colony’s early economy as the focal point for receiving and distributing both imported and locally produced goods. In its early days it also provided food and clothing to the poor.

As the demand for more storage grew, the surrounding buildings were added along with the Watergate wall, to define the Commissariat Complex in the form it appears today.

This building has undergone extensive alterations and little of its original form survives.

TMAG is Australia’s second-oldest museum and is located in one of Australia’s most historically significant sites. 

TMAG is a combined museum, art gallery and state herbarium, with the broadest collection mandate of any single similar institution in Australia. 

As you take your time soaking up the culture from longer term exhibitions and new temporary collections and exhibitions, make you way over before, during or after your viewing to re-fuel.

School Group Ordering

We offer a pre-order facility, so your students can go through the Museum and then have their lunch ready and waiting for pick up. Parents can either order themselves, or the school encouraged to place one large order.

Access to the Café is via the Macquarie Street Commissariat entrance as well as the main Watergate entrance, on Dunn Place.


Today Closed UTC+11

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Monday
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Thursday
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Friday
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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