We are a café, with a difference. We love food and coffee and we love helping people too.
We believe in providing opportunities. We do this by offering a space for individuals to engage with the community and learn some news skills while they’re at it.
Hamlet is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We serve ethical, locally sourced and sustainable food.
Hamlet’s food philosophy follows the basic ideals that Hamlet was built on: connecting with community. We believe that by connecting with local growers wherever possible, and encouraging conversations around best food practice, we are fostering a strong local community. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be in Tasmania, with access to amazing, fresh, locally grown produce and farmers who really care about the impact they are having on our land.
We believe it takes a village to create social change. It also takes that village to feed the people who walk through our doors everyday. We aim to use as much locally sourced, seasonal produce as possible and with this in mind our chefs are constantly inspired to try out new food to delight the taste buds of our customers.
Some of our amazing growers and suppliers include
Provenance Growers, Harvest Feast, Hobart Milk Factory, Pigeon Whole Bakery, Suzie Lam, Zimmah Coffee, Longley Organic Farm, Cradoc Hill Butchery, The Art of Tea, Little Wood Farm, Tongola Goat Farm, Golden Free Range Eggs, Hill Farm Produce.
Our menu changes pretty regularly but here are a few sample menu’s to give you an idea of what we might have on offer.
It takes a village
Hamlet offers hands-on training programs for people facing significant barriers to employment, to help them increase their chances of finding paid work. We are currently working with three target groups. These individuals face barriers to employment due to:
intellectual or physical disability and/ or
a lack of language and or numeracy skills
The nature of the disadvantage these people suffer is more than just a training gap. They often face social exclusion. Hamlet provides an opportunity for participants to gain skills, confidence and friends, and connect with their community.