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Coffee, weights and protein shakes! A new cafe for gym-goers in Newcastle West

There’s a new cafe on the block, and for Newcastle West gym-goers, it’s one you’re going to want to hear about. If you were a fan of Benchmark, you’ve probably heard of The Coalface Gym or AOCO hair.

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Owner of The Coalface Gym (Guy) and AOCO Hair (Ali) jumped at the opportunity to set up shop in the old Benchmark space. The new venture, Coalies has seen the cafe expanded into a communal space marketed towards surrounding office workers and gym-goers.

With Coalface, PinPoint Athlete, F45 Training, and Plus Fitness all within walking distance; Coalies might be the ultimate post-workout hangout. Oh, and you might want to hear this; Coalies are currently offering FREE protein shots to gym-goers and tweaking their menu with Macro friendly options.

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With the gym on lockdown, it appeared to be the perfect timing to renovate and take the cafe space to a whole new level.

“It was kind of a grace period when we realised everyone was working from home and needed coffee. We realised we could utilise this space and transform the gym entry into a warm community space,” Ali said.

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Ali really wanted the café to be a shared space where people can eventually hold meetings or socialise post-workout in a casual hang-out space. The huge, custom made wooden dining table and bench tops were sourced locally from a carpenter based in The Junction and the coffee is from one brand we all know and love; Floozy Coffee Roasters.

“People trust that brand. That was our main thing, that our coffee had to be good.”

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The food menu heavily features all your favourite cafe goodies including the all-important Acai bowl, toasties and your traditional Bacon and Egg roll. Their current, unique health-food venture is sweet potato toast. Hoo-roo smashed avo!

The Coalies crew are offering a FREE protein shot for any gym-goer when they buy a medium coffee when they mention this offer. Add it to your coffee, acai, smoothie, or just straight into the protein shaker! 

So, next time you're booked in for a workout somewhere in or around the city's centre, swing by Coalies Cafe for some protein or a sneaky treat.