Studying in Launceston? Looking for somewhere novel to brunch? Or just needing to grab a quality caffeine fix before your next class? The Explorer sent new staff members and coffee connoisseurs Jie Liang and Joshua Bomford out to select the best cafes on offer in Launceston for visitors and students alike.


Sweetbrew – 93 George St, Launceston TAS 7250 (

If you like good coffee, vegetarian fare and ambience by the bucketloads, Sweetbrew is your kind of place. Housed in an old coach way, Sweetbrew is popular with the brunch set as well as those students who struggle to get out of bed at the crack of dawn but need a jolt of caffeine combined with healthy food to start their day.

Facebook votes: 4.9/5    Trip Advisor Review: #1 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Launceston



Bryher – 91 George St, Launceston TAS 7250 (

A gem in central George St, you can’t go past Bryhers for a hearty breakfast and heart-stopping coffee. This Launceston establishment has a strong focus on local produce including cheeses, meats and breads so expect to be wowed. The staff are friendly and always up for sharing their local knowledge with newcomers to town.

Facebook Votes: 5/5       Trip Advisor Review:  #10 of 239 Restaurants in Launceston

Bryher Cafe


Amelia Espresso – 56 George St, Launceston TAS 7250 (

Want feel all warm and cosy? Amelia’s will tuck you up in a blanket on cold winter days and serve you hot chocolates to die for – complete with chunks of real chocolate to melt in hot frothy milk. Another delight located conveniently on central George St, Amelia is a perennial favourite with Launcestrians.

Facebook Votes: 4.8/5    Trip Advisor Review: #3 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Launceston


Blue Café & Bar – Invermay Road, Inveresk, Launceston TAS 7 (

Whether you’re based at Launceston’s Inveresk campus or in “Launnie” and just hankering for a great meal in a cool location, Blue Café will hit the spot. Just over the tram tracks from the QVA Museum, and set in a very funky converted industrial building, the Blue offers an amazing array of food to satisfy both health nuts and sweet tooths alike. And yes, it even offers real tea in a teapot!

Facebook Votes: 4.4/5    Trip Advisor Review:  #52 of 239 Restaurants in Launceston



Tower Café – 11 High Street, Launceston.

Voted in the top ten coffee houses of Launceston by local Launcestrians, for students finishing up a late night of study, Tower Café is thankfully open from 7.30am most mornings with a breakfast that lasts most of the day for those who don’t emerge till after midday. Awesome coffee, and healthy menu (but with great cakes too) this is definitely a must visit.


Facebook Votes: 4.8/5    Trip Advisor Review:  #3 of 25 Coffee and Tea Houses in Launceston


If you’re into studying in a place with a great cafe society, amazing food and friendly locals, Launceston is for you. Find the perfect course to go with your coffee at the University of Tasmania! And don’t forget, we now offer our amazing Master of Information Technology at our Launceston campus with a special accommodation/fee offer so there’s no better time to head up to the beautiful north of Tasmania. Apply now!