My Sweetest Bite of Australia’s Apple Isle: Jackman & McRoss Hobart

Jackman & McRoss Hobart Tasmania

I firmly believe one can only find the way to what makes the heart sings when one is lost.

Thanks to my poor (or almost next to nothing) sense of navigation behind the wheels, I stumbled upon the sweetest gourmet treasure on my second visit to this lovely place called Hobart while I was doing a detour finding my way to the Salamanca Market.

It was a clear, chilly morning on the Apple Isle. I was on a mission to find something satisfying and heart-warming to kick start my week-long feast in the Southern state that has earned its fame as the food bowl of Australia.

Sniff sniff: what’s in the air? I followed my nose to this heritage brick warehouse on Hampden Road at Battery point. As soon as I saw locals flocking into this little bakery I know I’ve digged out a piece of gem.

Walking straight up to the counter with all sorts of freshly baked savoury and sweet delights lined up in front of me, oh! Β How could I resist to not have my mouth wide opened. πŸ™‚

Now my Apple Isle is full of sweet air.

So tell me Dear Reader, when was the last time you unintentionally stumbled upon some hidden gems in your journey?

Jackman & McRoss Hobart TasmaniaJackman & McRoss Hobart Tasmania

Jackman & McRoss Hobart TasmaniaJackman & McRoss Hobart Tasmania

Jackman & McRoss Hobart TasmaniaJackman & McRoss Hobart Tasmania

Jackman & McRoss Hobart Tasmania

Jackman & McRoss Hobart Tasmania

The Lace n Ruffles Black Book:

Jackman & McRoss

57-59 Hampden Road, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004

Jackman & McRoss on Facebook

P.S. Even if you can’t see yourself visiting this lovely bakery any time soon, be sure to give them a Like on Facebook – their regular posts of those flaky raspberry tarts and figs and mascarpone pastry will transform any newsfeed into eye candy.


  1. Oh my oh my…so much yumminess!

    1. Hi Jade, no doubt it was a truly mouth-watering trip πŸ™‚ Loved every second in Hobart! I’ve dragged myself to commit to a detox and green tea diet this week though, looking for motivation to keep up!!

      1. Hehe πŸ˜‰ So pleased you loved Hobart. Can’t wait to go there myself. Was close to going last month but went to Mudgee instead and it didn’t disappoint πŸ™‚

      2. Hobart’s definitely gaining its name as hot and upcoming gourmet’s destination (probably a nutritionist’s worst place to visit? πŸ˜› ) Oh, a countryside trip sounds just lovely! What’s your best pick?

      3. Or the best place to visit πŸ˜‰ I haven’t been to nearly as many countryside places as I’d like as it always takes so long to get anywhere! I really liked Mudgee, the Blue Mountains is beautiful, has some fab food/coffee places and if you drive from Sydney via Bilpin you can pick apples! Bowral and surrounding areas are rather pretty too. What’s your pic? πŸ™‚

  2. drooling!!! and lovely pictures!!

    1. You’d love them all!! Are these drool-worthy enough to make you start planning your Aussie visit? πŸ˜›

  3. Yum, what a wonderful adventure! Thanks for sharing these photos and stories. πŸ™‚ I just found your blog after you liked a post on my baby one (I don’t even have an ‘about’ page yet, ee! building a blog as pretty as yours take work!) and already feel like we would be friends.

    Keep sharing loveliness!

    – Tigerlily

    1. Thanks for spreading some loveliness my way too πŸ™‚ You’ve got some amazing photos there, just keep up with the great work and I’m sure people will find their way to your blog!

  4. Looks like you got some good find there. every time I go on holiday I just have to find the narrowest back streets and am nearly always amazed by a great discovery. Last tome was probably in Amsterdam where we hit on an amazing old fashioned printing shop. Normally, though, it is more likely to be food orientated. Just popped over to say many thanks for liking my post ‘Blarney Window’. Have a great day down under. MM πŸ€

    1. Can’t agree more with you that the best hidden gems are to be found in the small back alleys and laneways! A chat with some of the locals in the old stores made really great inspirations for blogging too.

  5. I go there when I’m in Tas too…Pick up a chocolate chip brioche, theyre only a dollar or two and are awesomely delicious, especially first thing in the morning. They have a second cafe around newtown area(newtown in tas, not sydney)
    great post

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