Eat & Drink

Early bird gets the worm! Even if it's Saturday or Sunday

Whether you’re a long black, flat white, soy cap, cold brew, dirty chia, matcha latte or an ice latte drinker….we all need that caffeine hit to function!

Are you an earlier riser? Got young kids that you need to get out of the house or maybe you like to be up for sunrise and some exercise before you head off to work in the mornings? Or maybe you just need that early morning fix before you can even think about starting your day? Well we have gotten up bright n’ early for you to snoop out the best coffee places across town that get up as early as you do!


Blue Door Kiosk – 6 am Sat/Sun
An all time favourite when you're going on a morning beach walk with friends. Nothing better than watching the waves crash onto the shore as you're sippin’ a soy latte.

Talulah - 6:30 am Sat/Sun
In the heart of The Junction, with a welcoming outdoor seating area to take in the Vitamin D whilst enjoying that morning fix. Cold brew and turmeric root lattes also available.

The Hood – 6 am Sat/Sun
Open early doors with the largest drinks menu there could ever be! Affogatos, iced lattes, deconstructed mochas, freshly squeezed juices, shakes, teas, the lot!

Merewether surf house - 7 am Sat/Sun
Perfect place to grab a cup of caffeine after a nice, early dip in the baths!

Drift – 7 am Sat/Sun
Nestled into Llewellyn Street, perfect for all the locals in passing as you kick off your Saturdays right!

Frothers Espresso – 7 am Sat/Sun
If you're after some real good coffee and some early morning banter and haven’t checked out this little gem on Glebe Road……then you're missing out!

Newcastle East

Newcastle Beach Kiosk - 6 am Sat/Sun
Perfect place to pit stop for a coffee break if you have conquered a morning walk up heartbreak hill and across the ANZAC walk and want to finish at Newcastle Beach.

Liquid gold – 6:30 am Sat/Sun
Again, right on the water at Newcastle beach allowing you to enjoy the stunning views of the water AND enjoy your coffee at the same time.

Estabar – 6:30 am Sat/Sun
Another Newcastle East favourite that's perfect after that early morning walk! 

23Hundred Cafe - 5.30 am every day
Built on quality produce, fast, friendly and familiar service, and consistently good coffee!

Moor - 7 am Sat/Sun
Café by day and Moroccan tagine feasts by night (on Thursdays) – this little gem has everything on offer!

Bolton Street Pantry – 7 am Sat/Sun
With a menu that is out of this world, it’s worth the early wake up for a coffee and a bite to eat!

Corner House – 7 am Sat
A loveable little café in town, across from The Commonwealth Hotel. You may not have heard of it before, but I bet if you go once you’ll be back again!

East End Hub – 7 am Sat/Sun
A must try if you haven’t been before! East End Hub is a stunning little café with elegant, boutique like features that will definitely make you look to your friends and say, “why haven’t we tried here before!?”

Darby Street

Core Espresso - 6 am Sat/Sun
If you are an early bird and a lover for Darby Street Core is usually first open waiting for you to walk through their doors!

Sanctum – 6:15 am Sat/Sun
An oldie, but a goodie! Sanctum has called Darby Street home for years now and is ready early doors to sell you coffees and matcha lattes!

Goldberg’s - 7 am Sat/Sun
Great coffee, great staff and dog friendly if you sit out the front!

Baba Yaga – 7 am Sat/Sun
Traditional Turkish style food and of course……COFFEE


Lord’s Coffee – 6:30 am Sat/Sun
The perfect place for great coffee and great banter. Unique coffee cups and funky old school lounges…..making you want to stay for a second cuppa!

The Village – 7 am Sat/Sun
Recently revamped and renewed! Great food and great coffee for all you local Hamilton mummies!


Portafilter – 6 am Sat/ 7:30 Sun
Amazing coffee & early starts, hidden in the suburb of Mayfield!


Wildflower Espresso – 6 am Sat/Sun
Serving ethical and sustainable coffee Glee coffee beans in the cutest pink coffee cups! They’ve got bagels, pastries, slices and more, for you to nibble on whilst you're throwin’ that caffeine down!


Expresso Drive Thru 6:30 am Sat/ 7:30 am Sun
If you're in a rush and on the go- Glendale drive thru is perfect as you don’t even need to get out of the car!