A guide for where to eat on Darby Street, Cooks Hill
Darby Street has always had a strong reputation across Newcastle as the go-to spot for all things food, drink, and retail.
But when choosing a spot to dine at, a bar to drink at, or coffee to pick up, where do you start?
With new spots always popping up across the strip and iconic favourites keeping their regulars happy, there’s plenty to explore. We’ve created a comprehensive guide to Darby Street eats with every café, bar, restaurant, and takeaway joint listed to help you choose your venue of choice!
66 Degrees Café & Takeaway
This cosy little space on Darby St is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip but serves up delicious coffee and an array of breakfast and lunch food options.
Where: 295 Darby St
Traditional Turkish gozleme and baklava have been gracing Darby Street since Baba Yaga’s inception in 2018. Our pick? The Turkish Iced Tea!
Where: 155 Darby St
Sitting at the entrance of Harris Farm Markets, Cadre Coffee is home to speciality coffee and a selection of grab n’ go meals.
Where: 227 Darby St
Core Espresso is the ideal spot on Darby Street for serious coffee drinkers and early morning breakfast eaters.
Where: 162 Darby St
This Newcastle institution has been a hit on the local foodie scene for over twenty years with the grungy space featuring a wholesome menu and quality coffee.
Where: 137 Darby St
Located right at the Bar Beach end of Darby Street is a little café called Hubro. Featuring crisp white and wooden interiors, a healthy dine-in menu and on-the-run counter snacks.
Where: Unit 1 A/295 Darby St
On first glance, Monella looks more like a nightclub with the music turned up and luminous pink neon lights, but who could look past that cabinet of sorbets and gelato?
Where: 150 Darby St
With açaí shipped straight from Brazil, you can rest assured Oakberry açaí bowls are made with the best quality ingredients.
Where: 289-295 Darby St
This sanctuary invites diners to come as a guest but leave as a friend. The menu changes seasonally and offers up a wide selection of all your favourite brekkie options as well as salad wraps, burgers, pancakes, chia bowls, and even bagels!
Where: 8/113-125 Darby St
The Autumn Rooms
The brunch gods of Darby Street sit within The Autumn Rooms. Since opening, it’s become one of Newcastle’s favourite foodie destinations.
Where: 127 Darby St
The Berry Brothers
You might remember these guys as WIA Store, but the crew have rebranded as The Berry Brothers and are still serving up their iconic Maqui bowls.
Where: 5/113-125 Darby St
Three Monkeys Cafe
Another long-standing café on Darby Street, Three Monkeys Café has been serving up exceptional food and service for over sixteen years.
Where: 131 Darby St
This moody bar on Darby St has been a crowd favourite for years. Aside from the drinks, the food, and the atmosphere, what’s most to like about 5 Sawyers is the way in which Newcastle’s heritage has been weaved into the bar’s interior.
Where: 115 Darby St
If you’re a lover of music, natural wines, and good vibes you’ll be excited to experience the disco social club that is Bar Romeo.
Where: 97-107 Darby St
Urban Deli & Bar
With a boutique deli, wine bar and bistro offering, Urban Deli & Bar is sure to please all the charcuterie lovers among us!
Where: 143 Darby St
Devour delectable Indian curries, grilled meats and biryani at this recent addition to the Darby Street food line-up.
Where: 161 Darby St
Beach Burrito Co
Head to Beach Burrito Co for a Californian-influenced Mexican experience. Whether you grab a seat in the courtyard, restaurant or under the umbrellas along Darby St, the colourful, laid-back vibe, quality food, and specials will have you coming back.
Where: 135 Darby St
Newcastle’s oldest Thai restaurant is more than just good food. Complete with a moody dark green interior with hints of gold and traditional Thai ornaments throughout, you would be forgiven for believing you were sitting at a restaurant in the middle of Bangkok.
Where: 100 Darby St
This divine chocolateria on Darby Street features Spanish churros, Belgian waffles, French-style crepes, rich chocolate mousse, and, of course, handcrafted chocolates. Mouth-watering!
Where: 80 Darby St
Could this place be the best spot for dumplings on Darby Street? Often introducing new menu items, Dumpling Flavour continues to keep customers coming back for more.
Where: 1/88 Darby St
This exciting and authentic Chinese restaurant has a host of your favourite Chinese dishes on the menu, like Szechuan chicken, sweet and sour fried pork and mapo tofu.
Where: 146 Darby St
Light Years Asian Diner
If you’ve yet to stumble into this lush tropical-themed Asian-fusion restaurant, expect more-ish share plates like miso corn and fire cracker chicken, plus big plates, dumplings and bao buns.
Where: 5-7 Darby St
Located in the heart of Newcastle, this world-class culinary offering is rivalled only by its industrial-meets-cool fit-out that belongs on every interior lover’s Pinterest board.
Where: 9 Darby St
Serving up their well-known juicy burgers, over-the-top desserts, and iconic cocktails, Milky Lane is the spot to go when you’re after an indulgent dining experience.
Where: 13 Darby St
Experience this modern Chinese restaurant featuring a bunch of authentic dishes alongside some quirky new additions.
Where: 133 Darby St
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Darby Street's very own Korean restaurant, featuring upscale mains, BBQ dishes and entree plates.
Where: 113-125 Darby St
Every good foodie spot needs a sushi joint, and Sushi Revolution is where it’s at on Darby Street!
Where: 97 Darby St
Terrace on Darby
Experience traditional service and great food in a stylish atmosphere at this two-storey venue on Darby Street.
Where: 171 Darby St
The Etna on Darby
The Etna serves up quality, home-style Italian food in a cosy dining room, complete with red-checkered table cloths.
Where: 98 Darby St
This long-standing Vietnamese restaurant on Darby Street features an extensive menu with divine authentic dishes.
Where: 116 Darby St
Good food, good drinks, and good service are what Wil&Sons is about. The eye-catching façade sits pretty in the middle of Darby Street, which is good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Where: 102 Darby St
Wings & Tins
A dive bar that knows what it's about: hot wings and beer. Their sign outside declares there'll be loud music and no salad, which definitely sets the vibe well!
Where: 1/88 Darby St
Located prominently on the corner of Darby and King St, visitors won’t miss this old-time favourite pub, Finnegan’s Hotel.
Where: 21 Darby St
Affectionately known as The Del, this local pub has become one of Newcastle’s most iconic watering holes and even boasts an impressive food offering.
Where: 134 Darby St
Bangkok on Darby
This Thai takeaway spot in the heart of Newcastle on Darby St is often found with lines out the door during the mid-week midday lunch rush!
Where: 9 Darby St
Darby St Kebabs & Pide
Sometimes you can’t go past a good old kebab or pide, and Darby St Kebabs & Pide has you sorted!
Where: 126 Darby St
Sitting smack in the middle of Darby Street, Darby Raj has been consistently serving quality Indian cuisine for as long as we can remember.
Where: 3/115 Darby St
Papillon Chinese Takeaway
Treat your tastebuds with their Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Thai authentic dishes at Papillon!
Where: 2/290 Darby St
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