Close to the Saturday Salamanca Market and the catamarans to MONA, the chic European bakery, Daci and Daci, sells perfect picnic ingredients, or paper bags full of pastries to take home.
The chic bakery Daci and Daci is always full, but if you want to eat out on a sunny day, it’s a great pit-stop for picnic ingredients. It’s expensive, but find a park nearby, or sit and watch the yachts. Daci and Daci is on the Hobart waterfront, at Salamanca Place, within minutes of the Saturday Salamanca Market – and the catamarans to MONA. This is Hobart’s Foodie district. And they’re the bakery.
Naser and Cheryl Daci are both from Melbourne, via Kosovo and London. That’s why this place is Europe-in-Tasmania and it shows in the Portuguese Tarts and Belgian Chocolate Ganache and Roasted Hazelnut Tarts.
Every Saturday from 8.30am to 3.00pm The Salamanca Market offers plenty of food stalls, so if you are shopping for a weekend picnic, or just want to stock your Air BnB fridge, don’t miss Daci and Daci on Saturday.
The ingredients are Tasmanian. So, Huon Valley free-range organic duck and chicken eggs for breakfast (if you can find a free table to eat in at Daci and Daci on Saturday morning) – and local fruit. The salmon is also from the Huon.
Grab a coffee (excellent) and wait for one of the nearby MONA catamarans in their famous pink army camouflage, to leave from Brooke Street Pier and take you to the most famous Tasmanian art gallery in the world.
Naser recommends the macarons and smoked salmon and caramelised onion tart. Cheryl recommends the chicken, creamed leek and tarragon pie.
If it’s sunny, stroll to St. David’s Park or Parliament House Gardens to enjoy a picnic on the grass, or find a bench facing the water on Brooke Street Pier, Elizabeth Street Pier, or Franklin Wharf. At the right time of year, you’ll catch the aftermath of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
There are other very good bakeries in Hobart. What makes Daci and Daci the best, is the location.
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‘In Hobart I drop into Daci & Daci Bakers on Murray Street, just near the ferry to MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art), for coffee and to stock up on bread, biscuits and sausage rolls.”
“A 2018 refurb has this stylish bakery-cafe looking all leather and latte, and suitably slick for the steady flow of public servants and parliamentary folk. The seasonal soup with house bread is great value at $12.50, and the dessert list is extensive. Sit inside if it’s wet, or on the split-level deck jutting out into Murray St if it’s not.”
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“Feast on seasonal galettes, bombolini (doughnuts), madelines, Portuguese tarts, loaves ands moreish savoury pastries (such as a delicious Moroccan-flavoured sausage roll) at Hobart’s much-loved Daci and Daci Bakers. Their breakfast menu flaunts smallgoods from local producers and free-range meats and eggs, too.”
“As some of you well know, I am a bit strange. And on a recent trip to Hobart, after sinking a few whiskeys at Lark Distillery, my partner and I had a sudden hankering for a lamington. Whiskey to baked goods? Yeah, I don’t know either.
Anyhoo, thanks to Yelp we found Daci and Daci bakers, a veritable triumph in the field of baked goods. It felt a bit like we were in a Parisian bakery as we scanned the windows filled with chocolate eclairs, cupcakes, danishes and so much more.
While I couldn’t find a lamington, we indulged in far too many other glossy baked treats and an absolute winner of a coffee.
It’s just a short walk from the Salamanca Markets, so is a good place to head to to escape the crowds and people watch.”