Discover this inner-city cafe haven
Nestled in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, right in the centre of Hunter Street Mall, sits Ground Floor Cafe – one of our city's much-loved and long-standing foodie spots.
For over a decade, this beloved establishment has been serving up more than just coffee and breakfast – it has become an integral part of the city’s fabric. A place where both inner-city tenants and tourists alike have come to find solace in a warm cup of joe, a nourishing meal, and a welcoming atmosphere.
Brought to you by the well-known couple behind Market St Basement and Neighbours on Market Street, Jordan and Alicen are the visionaries behind this staple cafe.
The duo has cultivated a menu that reflects their passion for classic and quality-driven food. Think hearty breakfast staples like your big breakfasts, eggs benedict, and smoked salmon bagels. It was also a bit of an innovative cafe back when acai bowls first kicked off in Newcastle, becoming one of the first venues to offer the now cult-favourite – its consistent popularity ensures it will never leave the menu.
Since its inception, the Ground Floor offering also emphasizes its grab-and-go food, with its display fridges stocking a range of cakes, pastries, and baguettes.
So, what are the venue's top menu items?
Alicen swears by the Acai Bowl, but with added Nutella and passionfruit, with Jordan’s number one pick being the Crunchy Chicken Noodle Salad.
Over its 12 years in business, Ground Floor has become somewhat of an institution, known for its laid-back and casual vibe. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite on the go or settling in for a leisurely brunch, you’re sure to be greeted with a smile and a warm welcome.
As Ground Floor celebrates over a decade of success, we look forward to this community hub continuing with its relaxed offering and we get to enjoy another decade (or longer) of Jordan and Alicen’s hospitality.