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Check out Newcastle’s most popular cafés

Looking for a café in Newcastle? Well, aren’t you in luck! The Newcastle café scene has been growing rapidly over the last few years, it’s hard to nail it down to the top 20. But after many chai lattes, avo on toasts, bacon and egg rolls and many long brunches, we’ve rounded out the best cafes in Newcastle!

1. Momo

Did someone say vegan café in Newcastle? This corner café on Hunter St has been an absolute favourite amongst not only the vegans and vegetarians of Newcastle, but any who loves a delectable brekky, brunch, or lunch dish!
Where: 227 Hunter St, Newcastle
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2. Autumn Rooms

Get your breakfast in Newcastle from this classic café on Darby St; Autumn rooms! Known for their cosy indoor seating, stunning courtyard and evolving foodie offerings; Autumn Rooms is a crowd favourite when it comes to choosing a breakfast place in Newcastle.
Where: 127 Darby St, Cooks Hill
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3. Three Monkeys

Is this the best brunch offering in Newcastle? Three Monkeys has become an iconic brunch spot on Darby St since its inception over 20 years ago – yep, you read that right, I said 20! You’ve got to sample one of their deliciously unique smoothies
Where: 131 Darby St, Cooks Hill
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4. Mockingbird

Whether it’s brunch of lunch in Newcastle that you’re after, Mockingbird on Beaumont Street Hamilton has you covered. The team are all about taking a fresh and fun approach to their food so whilst you can expect to see your Aussie classics on the menu, you’ll also be in for a nice surprise!
Where: 131 Beaumont St, Hamilton
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5. Equium Social

Searching for somewhere to brunch in Newcastle? This Mayfield café boasts a wholesome, ethically sourced and seasonally influenced menu with dishes to suit each and every person who walks through their doors.
Where: 1-5 Maitland Rd, Mayfield East
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6. Onyx Espresso

What was a little espresso bar, has recently expanded into a full café offering right in the heart of Mayfield! The community-minded Newcastle café continues with its divine coffee offering, now just with extensive breakfast and lunch menus.
Where: 191 Maitland Rd, Mayfield
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7. The Grumpy Baker

The Junction’s café newbie brings freshly baked sourdough, an all-day menu, and the perfect cup of coffee to Newcastle! You won’t be grumpy after a visit to The Grumpy Baker.
Where: 53 Glebe Rd, The Junction
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8. Goldbergs’ Coffee House

Newcastle’s very own coffee house! Goldbergs’ has called Darby St home since 1995 and has continually served up both visitors and locals alike with their coffee and food offerings. Grungy interiors, quality coffee, and a wholesome menu is what to be expected from a visit at Goldbergs’!
Where: 137 Darby St, Cooks Hill
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9. Talulah Bar

Make yourself at home at this cosy café favourite in Newcastle. Settle on in and treat yourself to a hot cup of coffee or a pot of tea before devouring one of their delicious and aesthetically pleasing dishes.
Where: 52 Glebe Rd, The Junction
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10. Signal Box

One of Newcastle’s most iconic buildings has been transformed into a beautiful dining space, and it’s become one of the go-to cafes in Newcastle! Offering a unique and upmarket bistro-style dining experience, the café and restaurant serves up innovative, modern Australian cuisine; YUM.
Where: 155 Wharf Rd, Newcastle
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11. The Barn at Adamstown

This family-friendly Newcastle café is housed in a converted shed space on Bruner Rd in Adamstown and features coffee and a range of breakfast and lunch options to suit the whole family.
Where: 30 Narara Rd, Adamstown
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12. Blue Door

With two distinct locations across Newcastle, one in at Merewether (Blue Door Kiosk) and one in the CBD (Blue Door Newcastle), the local café brand is known for their consistently good coffee and foodie favourites. If you’re visiting the kiosk, expect lots of grab-n-go style food. Heading in town? Enjoy all the usual café favourites in their sit-down café space.
Where: 363-365 Hunter St, Newcastle
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13. Edmonds & Co

Brought to us by New Zealand born brother and sister, Edmonds & Co has become one of the top cafes in Newcastle’s East End! Serving up great coffee and uncomplicated food alongside some New Zealand favourites.
Where: 14 Pacific St, Newcastle East
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14. The Edwards

Founded by Newcastle entrepreneurs Chris Joannou, ex drummer of Silverchair, and Chris Johnston, The Edwards has become an artistic and cultural nexus for Newcastle. The industrial interiors complements the simple menu that focusses on fresh and seasonal produce.
Where: 148 Parry St, Newcastle West
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15. Estabar

This local foodie favourite is perched at the tip of the Newcastle East peninsula, overlooking Newcastle Beach. The Newcastle Beach café has become a Novocastrian institution with their unwavering passion for coffee and simply food done well.
Where: 61 Shortland Esp, Newcastle East
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16. East End Hub

Another East End Newcastle café favourite is none other than East End Hub! The hustling and bustling café is open seven days a week with diners sprawled inside and out enjoying the simple and effective breakfast and lunch menu offerings.
Where: 3/3 King St, Newcastle East
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17. One Penny Black

Takeaway coffee and eats as well as dine-in offerings at this Newcastle café within Hunter St Mall. Eat, drink, and relax at this specialty coffee bar and café.
Where: 196 Hunter St, Newcastle
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18. Moor at Newcastle East

This café, restaurant and pantry brings Newcastle an eclectic fare featuring fresh and aromatic flavours. The café’s philosophy is all about food that is unassuming, fresh, and above all, unique!
Where: 33 Hunter St, Newcastle East
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19. Pegs Café

A stone’s throw away from the inner suburbs of Newcastle sits this hidden gem of a café, Pegs! Calling Whitebridge home, Pegs is that little suburban café that you can’t help but love. With offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Pegs exudes a family-friendly and community-minded atmosphere!
Where: 157 Dudley Rd, Whitebridge
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20. Goodfriends Eatery

This Junction-based café is serving up quality, wholesome food to be shared with the loved ones; your good friends! The menu is fresh, simple, and plant-based and boasts lots of delicious salads and typical café favourites.
Where: 144 Union St, The Junction
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