In hobart, pop into Island Espresso on Elizabeth St. Dane the owner judges in the Aus BC & is a top bloke to boot :) The veneziano boys will attest to that ;) We were in there a half dozen times during our stay & were well looked after. He & one of his sisters definitely knows how to work the machine. His other sister was struggling a little with her milk, but then the lineas steam wand did have a severe leak at the time, so Im sure shes not entirely to blame (just hadnt adapted as well).
Otherwise, Im afraid we found it pretty slim pickings when we were down there a few months back. There was one cafe in Port Arthur across the road from the entrance to the historical site. Cant remember its name, but they had bits of art floating around in there. The coffee was OK in comparison to anything else in the region, but when I went up & asked if my second one could be made a certain way, the woman behind the machine invited me back there to make it myself :) She was happy to talk me through it, although as soon as I did a cooling flush she figured I must have known what I was up to, even though Id told her Id never been behind a commercial machine before.
Thats one thing about Tassie... very friendly ppl. The whole state is like visiting a small country town.