Bringing a new brekkie and coffee flavour to Darby St
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Core Espresso opened their doors in 2016 on Darby St bringing their iconic food and coffee flavours to the lucky locals in Cooks Hill.
The space boasts a unique urban garden oasis, with special touches from the owners; Bec & Richie. Creating a local favourite that has an elegant yet relaxed brekkie and lunch cafe space.
Originally opening up a space in Warner’s Bay which has since closed, lovers of Richie’s food will know of his knack for turning a humble little bowl of granola into a work of food art.
Previous to launching Core Espresso, Richie has worked as the Executive Chef at the Crown Plaza, where he went on to win a bunch of awards for his talents. Literally spending a lifetime in the kitchen, Richie knew this lack of work/family balance wouldn’t stick, so the idea for opening their first space was born!
Whilst their original location in Warner’s Bay was brilliant at the time, the ultra-teeny tiny kitchen space wasn’t particularly perfect for a chef of Richie’s talents. Whilst the Darby’s St kitchen may only be marginally bigger, it really allowed them to bring on a much larger team to help share the load.
The cafe’s mission is to provide high-quality food, coffee, and service with a warm simplistic approach. With the food-centered around wholesome produce and grains, visitors can expect to see all of your favourite Aussie brunch offerings such as avo on toast, porridge and so much more.
The coffee is served with a range of brew methods using single-origin beans, serving up V60, Chemex, cold drip, cold brew and of course the old-time favourite; espresso.
Visitors can swing by to pick up a takeaway coffee or stay a little longer and dine in amongst their warm interior in the private courtyard and alfresco seating.
The old favourite on Darby Street might just be Newcastle’s go-to hub for nourishing food and great coffee; go on, give it a try!