Opened 2014, this coffee bar offers fresh baked bread, vegetarian and gluten-free food, low-sugar desserts. Most options are vegan. Examples include granola, chickpea omlet with tempeh, brushcetta with avocado and almond feta, soba noodle salad, dakon fritter dumplings and many more. Roasts coffee in-house. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-3:00pm.

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42 Reviews

First Review by TasNN


Points +2425

11 Jul 2023

Great, great, great

Great food, great menu, great service, great atmosphere, great music, great staff



Points +100

29 Jan 2023

Good - worth visiting

My reviews are based on when I can visit due to parking issues in Hobart.
I can only manage to get here on a Sunday morning - and so I flip between this place and lotus as my morning go to treat.
I found everything here to always be good.
Friendly, versatility in food, happy to provide warm welcome, price value.
It's a good option.

Pros: Welcoming, Tasty food and good coffee, Interesting menu


Points +81

21 Jan 2023

My Go To in HBA

Straight up is predominately Gluten free for our celiac friends but, has amazing Vegan options #Veganuary

Pros: Caters to vegans, Good coffee, Friendly efficient service

Cons: No oat milk


Points +740

17 Nov 2022

Straight up good food.

They do some great western-style vegan breakfast dishes, in both sweet and savoury options. Fully vegetarian but not fully vegan.

Updated from previous review on 2021-03-19

Pros: Western style dishes., Sweet and savoury breakfast options., 100% gluten free kitchen.

Cons: A bit heavy on some of the spices., 1/3 of dishes are not vegan: cheese, egg, honey., Drinks are cows milk by default, +60c for vegans.


Points +264

03 Jul 2022

Great Waffles!

Great little café in Hobart, we stopped here for breakfast to try the Waffles, and they did not disappoint! The waffles tasted authentic and homemade and were quite filling. The coffee was nice. Could use more Vegan options though!

Pros: Vegan Options, Good Coffee

Cons: Could have more Vegan options.


Points +115

21 Jun 2022

Gluten free, then check it out

If your gluten free, then this is the place for you. If your not and looking for vegan options then you may be a bit underwhelmed. Solid coffee.

Pros: Vegan options, Friendly staff, Good coffee

Cons: Gluten free bread


Points +7256

04 Jun 2022

Excellent lunch and friendly service

4/6/22 I came back for breakfast today. I had the waffles and they were so good! The meringue and lemon curd were also delicious. I also got the reboot juice which was the most amazing juice. The coffee was great too

I came here for lunch and it wasn’t long from closing time so we got a table and were served promptly. I ordered a bannutter smoothie. I really liked that all the smoothies were vegan. I couldn’t decide between the menu items but when I saw they had soup as a special, I had to order that. It came with a piece of bread. I liked the flavour of the soup and the toast was lovely too. The staff were so kind. I asked for a vegan cake to take away and I just finished eating it which was delicious. Really enjoyed my visit and the cafe seating is great

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-03


Points +57

21 May 2021

Had an absolutely delicious brunch here this morning!

I had a lovely brunch, gluten free brioche roll with scrambled egg, halloumi, aioli and
Leaves and chutney. It was just so well cooked and put together, even a sprinkle of ‘black seeds’ just as i would have done at home! Took my husband back for lunch and he had the porridge which was lovely as well. There are loads of vegan options and the gluten free goods are actually tasty and a nice texture!
Restored my faith in eating out!
Staff were lovely too.
Good coffee and tea.

Pros: Really well cooked and presented , Great coffee, Reasonably priced and nice staff

Cons: None


Points +484

17 Oct 2020

100% veg

All vego cafe. Lots of vegan options incl cakes & sweets. Vegan choc waffles with hazelnut ice cream 😍
No oat milk for coffees though 😪 but macadamia milk

Pros: Lots of vegan options , LGBTQIA+ community

Cons: No oat milk


Points +24

01 Feb 2020

Happy Vegan 🌱

This was our first stop in Hobart. Foods Amzingggg! Lots of vegan option! Honestly the BEST hash brown I’ve ever had! 🍃 Great coffee and cookies , lovely stuff, option to buy some freshly baked bread. Cute cafe’ , differently recommend!


Points +13857

17 Jan 2020

Good breakfast

The cafe was already packed when we arrived around 8:30am, so we were seated at the table in the back. The person serving us was friendly and service was quick. I ordered the granola ($15), which was generally quite good and not overly sweet, but had about five huge chunks of dried fruit - pineapple, apple and grapefruit - which I found unpleasant in texture and flavour. One of my companions couldn’t finish his waffles, so I did and they were delicious ($16.50); but I tried another companions’s brown rice and buckwheat porridge ($17) and it was not.

Pros: Good granola , Delicious waffles

Cons: Unpleasant porridge , Chunks of dried fruit in porridge too big


Points +105

25 Jun 2019

Cornbread & Coffee

Some of the best cornbread I’ve ever had, and delicious pour overs. Brilliant organic homemade food, but welcome and popular feeling.


Points +89

11 Jun 2019

Good coffee

Fantastic coffee, lots of vegan options, and the meals are a good size. A good variety of both savoury and sweet brunch options. Some of the cakes in the cabinet are vegan, just ask the staff to point out which. The brownie was lovely, but we found the coffee walnut cake very mushy

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good coffee


Points +119

25 May 2019

Love the chickpea omelette

Good coffee, great vegan omelette. I have eaten there maybe 6 times and bits consistently good.


Points +88

23 Apr 2019

Great little cafe

Vegetarian cafe with most items having a vegan options. Coffee was great as well


Points +62

17 Feb 2019

Beautiful little spot

I love this little place! Loads of vegan options. I had the chickpea omelette, which Was wonderful. Looking forward to going back and trying some others.


Points +28

07 Jan 2019

Perfect lil breakfast spot

Menu mainly vegan, home made almond milk (yum) reasonably priced for what you get. Although my partner didn’t like the coffee.


Points +249

28 Dec 2018

Super vegan food

Great little vegan/vegetarian/gluten free place, most options vegan. Vegan waffles with amazing berry ice cream! May be difficult to find a seat as they are popular. Keep up the great work

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Small


Points +313

08 Dec 2018

A little bit fancy

Unique food in a chilled space. Would definitely come back and try other options.


Points +56

07 Sep 2018

Some excellent vegan fare

Gets really busy at certain times but is a great little eatery for vegans with not bad coffee

Pros: Matty brown cold drip coffee, Friendly down to earth staff, Some nice vegan cookies and cakes

Cons: Bring back breakfast beens on seedy toast, Bring back potato cake with mushrooms, Some vegan dishes not so great


Points +42

28 Apr 2018


I visit straight up regularly and am currently working my way through the menu!! As well as offering fantastic breakfast/brunch/lunch menu items they offer amazing baked goodies

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Amazing flavour combo , Delicious fresh juices


Points +1375

28 Mar 2018

Awesome breakfast!

Been for only 2 days in Hobart, and luckily went to have breakfast both times there. Absolutely delicious, made with love, in a very nice cafe. Loved it.
Their take away pastries and breads are amazing too!


Points +18

07 Feb 2018

Amazing vegan + gluten free cafe

This is an awesome little cafe. Mostly vegan with some vegetarian options, and everything gluten free! So many delicious vegan dishes on their menu as well as vegan bagels, muffins and treats. Great service and a good atmosphere. Would 100% recommend.


Points +212

05 Dec 2017

Great vegan selection

A vegetarian cafe with plenty of vegan options, Straight Up is worth revisiting— we went there twice during our short stay in Hobart. The beans on toast with sauerkraut was great, as well as the soba noodle dish. Most desserts are vegan and also gluten-free, and the coffee is very good.

Pros: Good selection , Good service

Cons: A bit on the pricey side


Points +2950

01 Dec 2017

Amazing food & coffee, nice staff

Went here for a breakfast and coffee. We had a chickpea omelette and smashed bananas on toast, both really delicious. Their coffee is excellent too!


Points +90

10 Oct 2017


Quality food and presentation! Always busy!


Points +80

30 Jul 2017

Top vego nosh

A well thought out vegetarian/vegan cafe in Hobart CBD. Really good menu with plenty of varied wholefood, hearty and healthy options to choose from along with great coffee. Lunch items all have great flavours and are very filling. Nice range of pre-made sweet treats too. Great for a sit down lunch in the city, well worth a visit to treat yourself.

Pros: extensive menu, great coffee, wholefood

Cons: limited parking

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