Eat & Drink

We all love a good cup of joe

It’s not news that the people of Newcastle are big fans of their coffee, with specialty coffee spots popping up all over town, new coffee roasters making themselves known, and countless cafes scattered in our city’s backstreets. But sometimes you just need a coffee on the go and what better way to do so than getting a cup of joe from the many coffee vans situated across our beautiful city.

The Bondwood

This always pumping coffee hotspot sits just outside the entrance to Adamstown Bowling Club and whether you’re there on a Monday or a Saturday morning; there is always a queue of locals lining up for their daily dose of caffeine! With specialty coffee, gourmet toasties, the ever-so popular Acai bowl, pastries, smoothies and so much more – The Bondwood has all bases covered.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd, Adamstown
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For Cup Sake

Another coffee van situated right next to a bowling club is this little hidden gem, For Cup Sake. Opening in August last year, For Cup Sake sits on Bridges Rd at Alder Bowling Club in New Lambton. Whether you’re going for an afternoon stroll, dropping by for a quick morning coffee grab or need somewhere to chill out on a Saturday morning; drop by For Cup Sake!
Where: 132 Bridges Rd, New Lambton
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Between Kings & Queens

A little hidden, this Tighes Hill coffee van has been serving up their delicious coffee goods since June last year. Not just serving up blooming good coffee, you might be able to pick up some freshly baked sourdough and baguettes (get in early, they sell out fast), cold brew and of even sparkling juice!
Where: 73 Elizabeth St, Tighes Hill
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The Globetrotter Coffee Bar

This rustic renovated mobile coffee bar has been calling Bar Beach Bowling Club’s carpark home since 2018 and still continues to be a crowd favourite!
Where: Bar Beach Bowlo Carpark
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Wild Vine Coffee.

The vintage 1968 Franklin caravan sits in the backstreets of Adamstown and can be considered another little hidden gem. Serving up Padre Coffee, this cosy space will have you sipping on your brew as you chill out on the AstroTurf.
Where: 4/10 Williams St, Adamstown
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Harry’s Cafe de Wheels 

The iconic spot-on Wharf Road might be known for their pies, sausage rolls, and pasties but they’re also found serving up coffees to those wandering by!
Where: 199 Wharf Rd, Newcastle
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Matey’s at The Esplanade

This Lake Macquarie coffee van is serving up coffee from Sprocket Roasters alongside hot pies, toasties, milkshakes and plenty of sweet treats! Transforming Trevor from an original 1980s viscount caravan to a fully functional coffee van, owners Mal and Julianne are excited for you to drop by and enjoy a cup of coffee with some of the best views of the lake!
Where: 568 The Esplanade, Warners Bay
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Transient Tea & Coffee Co.

You’ll find these guys in the carpark of The Cambridge, Transient is known for the excellent espresso which can be enjoyed as you pull up a milk crate under the pot plants and vines.
Where: Wood St, Newcastle West
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Bessie Brown Retro Coffee Cart 

Available for hire, this retro trike brings a unique flair to the typical coffee cart or van. You might find this colourful vintage-esque darling at local fairs and markets or even at your next corporate or private event!
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Retro Kombi Co.

Another favourite coffee van known to frequent our many local fairs and markets is none other than Olive Retro Kombi Co. Also available for hire for private events, check out the crew from Retro Kombi Co, and whilst you’re there, make sure to check out their other little side hustle, The Gnarly Bus.
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Karma Coffeehouse

This roaming coffee trailer can be found popping up all over the shop anywhere from the Central Coast out to Maitland. Keep up with their wanderings by following them on Instagram here.
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Bootleg Bakery

We love an off-the-beaten-track cafe where there's fine coffee, freshly baked pastries and a place for our four-footed friends. There's also beautiful Henderson Park just across the road where you can relax under the trees and let the kids roam free.
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Fat Crema

All about serving quality caffeine on wheels, Fat Crema is a small pop-up cafe that can be found at locations around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and beyond!
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Rise n Shine Mobile Cafe

Setting up every morning in Cameron Park on George Booth Drive right at the traffic lights!
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Billycart Coffee 

Situated at Lake Macquarie Airport, coffee drinkers can get their caffeine hit before an adrenaline rush with Skydive Australia or a joy flight with Matt Hall Racing. 
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