Eat & Drink

Early bird gets the worm! Even over the weekend!

Whether you’re a long black, flat white, soy cap, cold brew, dirty chai, 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 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!


The Bondwood Cafe - 6am Sat/Sun
Grab a coffee from this travelling cafe! Serving up gourmet toasties, acai bowls, pastries, smoothies and more, this cafe is guaranteed to satisfy! The original 1950s Bondwood coffee caravan is a hard one to miss.
Where: 504 Glebe Rd
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Wild Vine Coffee - 6am Sat/7.30am Sun
Cutest little coffee van! A yummy coffee blend from Padre Coffee Roasters, toasties and more served out of a vintage 1967 Franklin caravan.
Where: 4/10 William St
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Cooks Hill

Baba Yaga – 7am Sat/Sun
Traditional Turkish style food and of course……COFFEE
Where: 155 Darby St
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Core Espresso - 6am 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!
Where: 162 Darby St
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Goldberg’s - 7am Sat/Sun
Great coffee, great staff and dog-friendly if you sit out the front!
Where: 137 Darby St
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Sanctum – 6.15am 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!
Where: 8/113-125 Darby St
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Welsh Blacks – 7am Sat/8amSun
Sitting on the corner of Bull and Corlette streets,  find Seven Miles coffee, homemade cakes and toasties.
Where: Bull St
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Lord’s Coffee – 6.30am 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!
Where: 148B Beaumont St
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Mockingbird - 7.30am Sat/Sun
Perched on a corner in Beaumount Street, this cafe consistently serves up delicious coffees and breakkie!
Where: 131 Beaumont St
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The Village – 7am Sat/Sun
Recently revamped and renewed! Great food and great coffee for all you local Hamilton mummies!
Where: 2/44 Beaumont St
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Equuim Social - 6.30am Sat/Sun
Pick up your morning coffee from this crowd-favourite cafe. Every interior-designer's dream, Equuim serves up both a delicious blend of coffee and a glorious aesthetic.
Where: 1/5 Maitland Rd
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Josie Coffee7am Sat/Sun
Josie's is funky, fresh and guaranteed to give you that morning caffeine fix! Serving up their own speciality blend, Josie's is committed to quality coffee above all else.
Where: 2/16 Hanbury St
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Onyx Espresso Bar - 7am Sat/Sun
Each cup of coffee at Onyx is crafted from a chosen local roaster. Don't forget to have a look at the menu too, it'll make your mouth water!
Where: 191 Maitland Rd
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The Stack Shack - 6.30am Sat/7.30 Sun
This cosy little cafe has built a reputation for serving up the best local coffee and some classic eats!
Where: 189 Maitland Rd
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Zaaki Espresso - 7am Sat/Sun
Coffee with a Middle-Eastern flair! Head down to Zaaki to get your early caffeine fix and see if you can avoid the temptation to get the mouth-watering baklava whilst you're there!
Where: 402a Maitland Rd
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Akuna Cafe - 7am Sat/Sun
Sip your delicious coffee, take in the ocean vibes and enjoy an iconic acai bowl in Akuna's sunny courtyard!
Where: 40 Patrick St
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Arlo's Coffee Caravan - 7.30am Sat/Sun
Coffee on wheels! Grab a cuppa and a scrumptious baked item.
Where: 23 Caldwell St
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Blue Door Kiosk – 6am 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.
Where: Cnr Watkins St & John Pde
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Bostin Brew Co. - 7am Sat/Sun
Proudly serving Bear & the Beard coffee, enjoy this delicious blend full of goodness. $1 from every bag of Bear & the Beard coffee sold goes directly to help Bear Cottage provide care for children with life-limiting conditions.
Where: 89/93 City Rd
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Convoy Commune - 6am Sat/7am Sun
Serving up a signature blend of speciality coffee, this Byron Bay inspired cafe is bound to give you that sunrise fix along with a whole lotta good vibes!
Where: 1/88 Mitchell St
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Frothers Espresso – 7am 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!
Where: 140 Glebe Rd
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Merewether Surf House - 7am Sat/Sun
Perfect place to grab a cup of caffeine after a nice, early dip in the baths!
Where: 5 Henderson Pde
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Newcastle East

23Hundred Cafe - 5.30am every day
Built on quality produce, fast, friendly and familiar service, and consistently good coffee!
Where: 71 Scott St
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Bolton Street Pantry – 7am 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!
Where: 45 Bolton St
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East End Hub – 7am 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!?”
Where: 3/3 King St
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Estabar– 6.30am Sat/Sun
Another Newcastle East favourite that's perfect after that early morning walk! 
Where: 61 Shortland Esp
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Moor - 7am Sat/Sun
Café by day and Moroccan tagine feasts by night (on Thursdays) – this little gem has everything on offer!
Where: 33 Hunter St
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Newcastle Beach Kiosk6am 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.
Where: 42 Shortland Esp
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New Lambton

Sherwood Coffee Bar7am Sat/Sun
The coffee is flowing at this family business! Pay this lovely cafe a visit and download the Sherwood Coffee App to get your first coffee on them! 
Where: 4/12 Alma Rd
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Darks Coffee Roasters - 7am Sat/Sun
If you’ve driven along Turton Road you’ve more than likely noticed the neat little shipping container that not only has ample parking at any time of the day, but parking right at the cafe's doorstep.
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium, Parking Lot, 294 Turton Rd
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The Junction

Talulah - 6:30am 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.
Where: 52 Glebe Rd
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Goodfriends Eatery - 7.30am Sat/Sun
Grab your morning coffee from the Goodfriends and indulge in the delicious blend from Seven Miles Coffee Roasters. The light and airy space, coupled with coffee and an in-house baked scone, makes the perfect recipe for a relaxing morning!
Where: 144 Union St
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The Grumpy Baker - 6.30am Sat/Sun
Stop by this incredible bakery to pick up your morning coffee and grab one of their irrresistible pastries whilst you're there!
Where: 53 Glebe Rd
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The Hood – 6am 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!
Where: 188 Union St
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Tighes Hill

Praise Joe - 6.30am Sat / 7am Sun
Admire the street art as you sip your glorious morning coffee and indulge in one of their delicious vegemite scrolls!
Where: 8/20 Elizabeth St
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Wildflower Espresso – 6am 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!
Where: 71 Cowper St
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Brew Tales – 6am Sat/Sun
Offering a continuously rotating range of specialty and single-origin coffee. If you love tasting new types of coffee, you’ll be wanting to sign up to their coffee register.
Where: 7 Throsby St
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Dark Horse Wickham – 7am Sat
For what this teeny-tiny cafe lacks in size, it makes up for with some big food and coffee flavours.
Where: 26 Greenway St
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The Wickham Boatshed – 6.30am Sat/Sun
Offering coffee from 6.30am it makes for a great starting point for your morning walk, run or coffee catch up.
Where: 91 Hannell St
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