On his way home to Westbury from Hobart last week, Dan Fellow took a detour from the Heritage Highway and stopped en route at Elm Corner Cafe in Bothwell.

Elm Corner Cafe - Bothwell

Elm Corner Cafe and Eclectic Blue (photo by Dan Fellow)

Elm Corner Cafe, Bothwell Tasmania

photos by Dan Fellow

Graham Hill and his wife Donna moved to Bothwell from Hobart two months ago. According to Dan, they’ve converted one of Tasmania’s earliest colonial shops (found at 20 Alexander Street) and now welcome customers to a very nice space called Elm Corner Cafe. Dan is such a dedicated researcher, he can also confirm Graham and Donna make good coffee and tasty raspberry muffins!

Elm Corner Cafe - Bothwell

Elm Corner Cafe: Bothwell Tasmania (photo by Dan Fellow)

Attached to Elm Corner Cafe is a vintage-goods shop called Eclectic Blue. In true Dan Fellow fashion, he suggested the duo of businesses could use some publicity, given the small Tasmanian town is not a mainstream tourist destination. Here at Think Tasmania, that was enough to have us hooked: regional location, small business owners, a little bit unique, nice photos in hand to share… Dan knows us too well. We may have been suckered, there!

We spoke to Claire, the co-owner (with Alana) of the Eclectic Blue portion of the business. She told us a website would be launched at some stage, and as yet they don’t have an online presence via social media. It’s just the kind of Facebook page we’d love to manage… with all those vintage goods to showcase? Divine!

In the meantime, potential customers can call Claire on 0418 543 751 to buy the items featured in Dan’s photos. Or better still, visit Eclectic Blue in person. Graham and Donna, the owners of Elm Corner Cafe, can assist with sales of vintage goods as well as serving cafe fare to their own customers. It’s certainly one place we now have firmly on our “must visit” list.

Elm Corner Cafe - Eclectic Blue, Bothwell

Eclectic Blue at Elm Corner Cafe: Bothwell (photo by Dan Fellow)

Dan volunteered another collection of Bothwell photos as well; we’ll share them another time. If you have any personal knowledge of this region of Tasmania, feel free to contact Think Tasmania so we can share the information with all our readers. As everyone knows, a first-hand account from someone with a passion for their subject is the best kind of advertising.

Elm Corner Cafe - Bothwell

Elm Corner Cafe: Bothwell (photo by Dan Fellow)

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We’ve previously published a lovely account of the township of Bothwell thanks to Carol Haberle. She told a tale of the “rich and colourful history of the Bothwell region, a story of convicts, of bushrangers and of religious disputes as settlement began” and shared many of her wonderful photos too. And who could forget the article, also by Carol, detailing Nant Estate? Another fascinating insight giving visitors good reason to visit.

If you have a collection of photos and a relevant story to accompany them, please contact Think Tasmania. We love to share new and interesting material with all our readers via the website, newsletter and social media.

To see more work by Dan Fellow follow Tasmania Photos on Facebook. You can also purchase Desktop Tasmania, a multimedia CD with a stunning collection of Tasmanian photos for $19-95. If you’d like to discuss having Dan visit you so you can have your business featured on our website, please contact Think Tasmania.

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