Fine dining and the Hobart City Mission.
There’s a couple of odd bedfellows!! Don’t believe me? Step inside PerMission to Eat on Barrack Street and you’ll find just that.
When I say fine dining I’m not referring to the menu so much as the man behind the menu. Simon Davies, ‘Food Operations Manager’ (is that just a fancy name for head chef?) has a fine dining resume that any chef would be pleased to bandy about, with Ranelagh’s own Home Hill being just the latest in a string of big names.
In some ways it’s unfortunate that I was there for breakfast, as the variety on the menu lends itself much more so to lunch. The dishes sound absolutely intriguing, yet they weren’t what I was looking for to start the day, and so a good ol’ ‘All Day Breakfast’ it was!
Check out those prices!! No more than $12.50 for all those menu items…18hr lamb shoulder come at me bro’!! (but not today)
Uncomplicated. Fresh. Delicious. Great value.
Stand outs for me included the free range eggs which couldn’t have been fried any better, the incredible Pigeonwhole sourdough(?) and the delicious chutney (out of a Lesley Black bottle…but the perfectly fruity and slightly spicy accompaniment nonetheless!).
Salad…meh (but that’s just me no matter where I eat!)…and the mushies could have been Huon honey browns, but for $12.50 you can’t complain at all! The only other minor nit pick was that there wasn’t a gluten free bread option on offer.
Unlike every other cafe in Hobart, the best part of Permission to Eat is that you get to give a little back to the community. By purchasing a token for a pittance, you can provide someone in less fortunate circumstances with a free meal. PerMission to Eat is totally non-profit, so you know every dollar you give is going to make a difference.
PerMission to Eat has a heart of gold, and is going out of its way to make a difference to Hobart’s less privileged, whether that be through a free meal or through the numerous employment opportunities that have arisen as a result of the resounding success of the cafe.
The atmosphere is laid back, the service cheerful and the outlook sunny! Take the short walk out of town to experience quality dishes being created under the gaze of one of Tasmania’s best chefs, and walk back again knowing you’ve put a smile on someone’s face.
To find out more, drop by their Facebook page here – PerMission to Eat
Opening hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.