A Hole-in-the-wall cafe in industrial Wickham that offers heaps of tasty flavours
Hidden behind a roller door in your typical Wickham warehouse, Dark Horse Espresso is a real diamond in the rough. The hole in the wall café space may not ring a bell to some of you, but the tradies and locals of Wickham have known about this place for years.
Whilst it’s become a bit of an institution in the area, Dark Horse Espresso has recently come into the hands of young local couple Stacey and Levi.
“The café itself has been here for about eight years now, and it’s had two previous owners, and I knew what the feel was like. It has this great vibe and it’s really personal; that’s what we’re about,” Stacey told me.
For what this teeny-tiny, almost, hole in the wall size cafe lacks in size, it makes up for with some big food and coffee flavours.
Renowned for their brilliant coffee with the help from local roasters, Dark Coffee, the 22 Greenway St location often has an eclectic crowd milling around the front waiting for their morning fix.
“Without them, we actually wouldn’t be where we are today. Adam still comes in for a coffee and a chat every morning and Trent still does the deliveries. We have catchups every so often and they help me with new ideas; they’re just awesome to work with.”
If you're in a hurry swing by to pick up a bite to eat on the run, or if you can snag a seat take your time and enjoy Dark Horse's surprisingly luxe menu. Choose between a fresh list of toasties, banana bread and acai; just to name a few.
Dark Horse Espresso brings the Novocastrian café culture to an area of Newcastle that's historically been known for its warehouses and industrial pursuits. Which now doubles as a location for creative pursuits; with House of Lita just next door as well as Flotilla and Masa Madre just around the corner.
Drop in one morning and experience the dog-friendly and community centred Dark Horse Espresso for yourself.