Salveté is one of many cafes in Hobart’s Salamanca area, being placed in the square behind all the lovely sandstone buildings. J and I had breakfast there on our second morning in Hobart.
We chose an outside table and a waitress brought menus and took our drinks order.
Meals are ordered inside at the counter and you are a given a number so the staff can find you when the food is brought out.
J and I both ordered eggs benedict (two poached eggs coated with a hollandaise sauce served on toasted vienna toast with your choice of leg ham or smoked bacon). We both went with ham as we had had bacon the previous morning.
We should have taken more notice of the description where it said ‘coated’. This is taken very literally, as we couldn’t see the eggs with all the sauce. We both felt it was too much and scrapped most of the sauce off, J said a drizzle would have been better.
Also, I wouldn’t describe the ham as being leg ham, it looked and tasted like the stuff I buy in the packet from the supermarket.
On the plus side, the eggs, once we found them, were perfectly cooked and the toast was generous and of a good quality.
I had been to Salveté a few weeks earlier and knew the food would come out quickly, which is good, and this was experienced again on this visit.
I would give Salveté another go next time I am in Hobart because they do have a wide variety of breakfast items and the service is quick.
Shortly after I published this post I received an email from the Manager of Salvete, John:
Many thanks for your review, I take note about the ham and hollandaise sauce.
I have asked Chef to order in better ham and to lighten up the amount of sauce.
Thank you once again,
It’s great to know that people in the restaurant industry take into consideration what food bloggers say and are prepared to make changes based on what is written about their restaurant. I for one, will definitely be going back to Salvete next time I am in Hobart and encourage everyone else to as well.