Eat & Drink

A guide to all the eats available on Darby St

Darby Street has always had a strong reputation across Newcastle for the go-to spot for all things food, drink, and retail, but when choosing a spot to dine at, 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 St Eats with every café, bar, restaurant, and takeaway joint listed to equip you with every you need to know to choose your venue of choice!

CAFES

66 Degrees Café & Takeaway
This cosy little space on Darby St is situated from the hustle and bustle of the main strip but still manages to serve up delicious coffee and an array of breakfast and lunch foodie options.
Where: 295 Darby St
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Baba Yaga
Traditional Turkish gozleme and baklava hit Darby St since Baba Yaga’s inception in 2018! Our pick? The Turkish Iced Tea!
Where: 155 Darby St
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Cadre Coffee
Sitting at the entrance of the iconic Harris Farm Markets, Cadre Coffee is home to speciality coffee and a selection of grab n’ go meals.
Where: 227 Darby St
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Core Espresso
Core Espresso is the go-to on Darby St for serious coffee drinkers and early morning breakfast eaters.
Where: 162 Darby St
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Goldbergs
This absolute iconic venue on Darby St has been a hit in the local foodie scene for over twenty years with the grungy space featuring a wholesome menu and quality coffee.
Where: 137 Darby St
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Hubro
Located right at the end of Darby St 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
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Juicy Records
Brought to us by Newcastle born and bred cheeky character, Jackson Blanch, Juicy Records is a retail representation of everything that is Jackson; colourful, fun, loud, creative, welcoming, and so much more.
Where: 108 Darby St
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Monella Gelato
On first glance, Monella looks more like a nightclub with the music turned right up and luminous pink neon lights, but who could look past that cabinet of sorbets and gelato.
Where: 150 Darby St
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Sanctum
This sanctuary invites diners to come as a guest before leaving as a friend. The seasonally changed menu 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
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The Autumn Rooms
The brunch gods of Darby St sit within The Autumn Rooms. Since opening, it’s become one of Newcastle’s favourite destinations. Featuring a relaxed atmosphere and an ever-evolving food and drinks menu is exactly why everyone from couples to family get-togethers, friends catching up and those informal business meetings continue to flock to!
Where: 127 Darby St
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The Berry Bros
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
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Three Monkeys Cafe
Another long-standing café on Darby St, Three Monkeys Café has been serving up exceptional food and service for over sixteen years.
Where: 131 Darby St
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BARS

5 Sawyers
This moody bar on Darby St has been a crowd favourite for years and years. Aside from the drinks, the food, and the atmosphere, what’s most to like about 5 Saywers is the way in which Newcastle’s heritage has been weaved into the bar’s interior.
Where: 115 Darby St
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Bar Romeo
There’s a new reason to head to Darby St for a night out and 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
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RESTAURANTS

Beach Burrito Co
Head to Beach Burrito Co for a Californian influenced Mexican flavoured 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
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Benjamas Thai
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
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Coco Monde
This divine chocolateria dessert café on Darby St features Spanish churros, Belgian waffles, French-style crepes, rich chocolate mousse, Jaffa crème Brulee, chocolate fondue for two, Belgian chocolate dipping pots with fresh strawberries, and, of course, handcrafted chocolates.
Where: 80 Darby St
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Doppelganger
Austrian cuisine is available on Darby St! The extensive menu offers generous portions of everything from chicken and veal schnitzels to pork knuckle, gnocchi, and pretzels. If you’re not too hungry, just chill out in the beer garden and enjoy one of their cold German beers.
Where: 161 Darby St
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Dumpling Flavour
Could this place be the best spot for dumplings on Darby St? Often introducing new menu items, Dumpling Flavour continues to keep customers on their toes!
Where: 1/88 Darby St
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Kai Fan
This exciting and authentic Chinese restaurant launched on Darby St with the menu planned to expand the eating culture of Newcastle.
Where: 146 Darby St
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Light Years Asian Diner
Ever heard of Light Years Asian Diner? If you’ve yet to stumble into one of the lush tropical-themed venues along our east coast, you’ll be glad you walked into this Darby St joint.
Where: 5-7 Darby St
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MEET
Located in the heart of Newcastle is a world-class culinary offering rivalled only by its industrial-meets-cool fit-out that belongs on every interior lover’s Pinterest board.
Where: 9 Darby St
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Milky Lane
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 a Rockstar dining experience.
Where: 13 Darby St
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Mr Rice
Experience this modern Chinese restaurant featuring a bunch of authentic dishes alongside some quirky new additions.
Where: 133 Darby St
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O GA NE
Darby St lands itself its very own Korean Restaurant!
Where: 113-125 Darby St
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Sushi Revolution
Every good foodie spot needs a sushi joint, and Sushi Revolution is where it’s at!
Where: 97 Darby St
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Terrace on Darby
Experience traditional service and great food in a stylish atmosphere at this two-storey venue on Darby St.
Where: 171 Darby St
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The Etna on Darby
This one is Darby St’s newest Italian restaurants and has become a favourite across Newcastle.
Where: 98 Darby St
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Vietking
This long-standing venue on Darby St features an extensive menu with divine authentic dishes.
Where: 116 Darby St
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Wil&Sons
Good food, good drinks, and good service are what Wil&Sons is about. The eye-catching façade sits pretty in the middle of Darby St, which is good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Where: 102 Darby St
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Wings & Tins (coming soon)
Stay tuned… there’s a new venue to come to Darby St in a matter of weeks!
Where:1/88 Darby St
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PUBS

Finnegan’s Hotel
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
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Hotel Delany
Affectionately known as The Del, this local pub has become one of Newcastle’s most iconic watering holes and even boasts a pretty impressive foodie offering.
Where: 134 Darby St
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TAKEAWAY

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
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Darby St Kebabs & Pide
Sometimes you can’t go past a good old kebab or Pide fix; Darby St Kebabs & Pide has you sorted!
Where: 126 Darby St
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Darby Raj
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
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Papillion Chinese Takeaway
Treat your tastebuds with their Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Thai authentic dishes at Papillion!
Where: 2/290 Darby St
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