With with the prominent signage heightening anticipation, the Tassal Salmon shop, cooking school and cafe has opened its doors in Kew. Somewhat of an institution in Hobart, Tassal has been operating as a cooking school and salmon shop for nearly 25 years in the southern state's capital. Evolving rapidly from a small, privately owned business into Australia's largest Atlantic salmon producers, Tassal operate several outlets in Hobart, including The Salmon Shop and Smolt restaurant in Salamanca Square.

Tasmanian Atlantic salmon might not be your first choice for brekkie, but there are plenty of other items on the cafe menu too - vanilla rice pudding and house-baked beans included. But when you’re dealing with the experts, it might be hard to pass up the Salmon Shop big breakfast.

Fitted out by Mim Designs - with a blue and white interior including fish scale tiles and a virtual salmon pond - the shop incorporates a sunny cafe, boutique deli shop and demonstration cooking area where guest chefs work to prepare salmon dishes.

“The moment you enter you can choose to wonder through… at your own pace, sit down at the cafe for a taste, or organise something more substantial with friends or colleagues,” says Tassal’s Salmon Shop business manager, David Forrest.

“Our Melbourne home is an experience…to learn about all things salmon; from before the eggs are hatched, to health benefits, cooking hints and regular tastings of this beautiful fish,” he says.

Pop in for a coffee and some lunch, pick up dinner-to-go and grab a handy cooking tip or two while you’re there. Check the website for upcoming classes, including master classes for kids.

Tassal Salmon
339-343 High Street, Kew
(03) 9092 0777

Daily 7.30am-6pm