The Basin Café

Welcome to The Basin Cafe

Come in, take a seat and allow the abundant glazing of our café to captivate you as you enjoy an endless view of the Cataract Gorge over breakfast, morning tea or lunch. If adventure calls and time is of the essence you can pop past our takeaway counter for a quick bite instead. This is the perfect pit stop to fill you up in-between gorge swims in the summertime or after a long walk on the zig zag track. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to relish in a generous casual dining experience in one of the most picturesque locations in Tasmania.

Joanna’s Jams a Tasmanian business,  part of the Matson Hospitality Group, are proud to source all of our ingredients from local Tassie growers and vendors, and use minimal possible additives so you know that you’re getting the full natural flavour. All of our preserves are produced by hand in small batches at our Launceston kitchen, giving it the quality of a homemade product that you just can’t fake. These jams are availiable at The Basin Cafe or go to Joanna’s Jams for our complete selection.

Something for everyone

Whether you’re after an ice cream to go for the kids from our takeaway counter, or a generous modern Australian meal from our café – we have something for everyone.

Room to entertain

If you’re looking for an iconic Northern Tasmanian space to host your event then why not consider our café space. We can organise delicious catering and staff for events of up to 150 standing and 50 seated.


74-90 Basin Rd,
West Launceston
TAS 7250

[email protected]

(03) 6331 5222


The Basin Café is open for Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea from 9am onwards seven days a week.

Open in the evenings for private events, functions and weddings in partnership with Matson Catering.

Joanna's Jams are avaliable for sale at The Basin Cafe.

Book your table today at The Basin Cafe