Eat & Drink

Newcastle's latest cafe & restaurant openings

It seems like each week a new venue seems to open its doors, even we’re struggling to keep on top of the foodie onslaught.

We love to hear about fresh new arrivals! And it’s music to our ears to learn that the latest openings come packed with tonnes of flavour, a great back story and a whole lot of attention to detail.

If you’ve lost track of all the new kids on the block, here’s a quick recap, and guess what… things won't be slowing down, stayed tuned via our Weekly Alerts to hear when the next gem arrives in town.

1. Praise Joe Urban Pantry
The understated talents of Phillip and Hayley are what we love most about this Tighes Hill gem. With everything made in-house the uncomplicated ‘keep it simple and do it well’ approach to the menu ensures the focus is on quality over quantity. And awesome coffee of course 
Where: 8/20 Elizabeth St, Tighes Hill 

2. Humble Thai
Wirat and Nikki, the husband and wife team behind this King Street gem are bringing all your Thai food favourites together and adding their own twist, fusing a combination of cuisines together with all the aromas and spice of Thai food that we know and love.
Where: 27 King St, Newcastle

3. Rubber Duckies
When we heard that Tristan Harries, who you may know from One Penny Black and more recently Welsh Blacks in Cooks Hill, was opening something new, we were there toot sweet. Quick with the banter and speedy with the coffee, Rubber Duckies is quick, casual, honest food that’s perfect for those on the go.
Where: 92 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow

4. Happi Kitchen
Rosa has brought to Wickham her delicious and wholesome homestyle cooking which you can either eat in or take home, to save you all that cooking hassle. The menu covers all your fav’s from burgers to toasties and everything in between. Perfect for the family that is always flat out.
Where: 3/18 Throsby Street, Wickham 

5. The Bavarian
If you’re craving some Bavarian food and hospitality, you guessed it, crispy pork knuckle, crackling pork belly, classic German sausages, and for the brave, The Schnitzelmeister, then Te Bavarian at Charlestown is where you need to head to tonight. They do of course have those all important, imported German beers on tap including Löwenbräu, Franziskaner, Stiegl, Spaten and Hofbräu.
Where: South Piazza, Pearson St, Charlestown

7. Umami Bar
So technically they opened in late 2018, but who can remember anything that happened at the end of last year?! Umami, meaning ‘pleasant, savoury taste’ in Japanese, is consistently stocked with a collection of baked goods, sandwiches, focaccias, slices, and freshly baked muffin; all created by food extraordinaire and Umami Chef, Paul Christopher. You’ll love the flavours as much as your love the setting, with local art on constant rotation, Umami is one to put on your radar.
Where: 792 Hunter St, Newcastle West

Good news is there's more to come in the weeks and months that lay ahead, don't miss out on any of the foodie updates.