Need caffeine? Check out Newcastle's best coffee spots
Like most of Australia, Newcastle is a coffee-obsessed city. This means there's no shortage of quality coffee spots across the city for you to get your daily caffeine fix.
Here's our guide to the 20 best coffee spots in Newcastle, in no particular order.
Unsurprisingly, the coffee gurus over at Mr. Sister Coffee are Newcastle coffee favourites. Originally setting up shop at Westfield Kotara, the local coffee legends are now slinging out their Supreme espresso blend and specialty coffee at two locations – Speers Point and our personal favourite over in the East End Village.
Where: Shop 9 Lyrique Lane, 18 Wolfe St, Newcastle | 177 Main Rd, Speers Point
Since starting in 2017 as a hole-in-the-wall coffee joint in Newcastle West's Parry Street, Sherwood has become a Newcastle institution, expanding to a whopping seven locations in total. You can always expect upbeat, friendly service when you grab one of Sherwood's coffees made from its custom house blend.
Where: 1/67 Parry St, Newcastle West | 4/12 Alma Rd, New Lambton | 1/353 Cessnock Rd, Gillieston Heights | 1/2 Glebe St, Kahibah | 55 Joslin St, Kotara | 19 Kelton St, Cardiff | Level 2 Food Court, Charlestown Square
Experience specialty coffee and street food at Xtraction Espresso, perched on Bolton Street. With true coffee connoisseur at the helm, Kenn, the local coffee shop is slinging out cups of coffee on the daily with beans from Melbourne-based coffee roaster Veneziano.
Where: 36 Bolton St, Newcastle
Brought to you by local roasters, Unison Coffee Roasters, New Slang Coffee Brewers is one of the coolest coffee shops in the Newcastle CBD. Its sleek interiors will get you in, but it’s the specialty coffee that will keep you coming back for more.
Where: 480 Hunter St, Newcastle
This takeaway coffee joint is the brainchild of the local coffee roasting gang over at Glitch Coffee Roasters. Serving up top-notch quality coffee alongside quick grab-n-go bites, visit Biggs in Hamilton and Wickham when those coffee cravings hit.
Where: 1A Beaumont St, Hamilton | Newcastle Transport Interchange, Shop 1, Wickham
It’s all about fun vibes at this Beaumont Street coffee shop. Featuring locally roasted and brewed, ethically sourced, signature specialty coffee, Lords Coffee and Associates has made itself a name in the local coffee scene and beyond.
Where: 148 Beaumont St, Hamilton
Hubro has been brewing coffee for Newcastle locals since 2016, and has become a favourite takeaway coffee joint for the Cooks Hill community. Sit outside and watch the world go by, or grab your coffee and wander to Bar Beach to enjoy it ocean-side.
Where: 295 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Equium Social not only boasts a wholesome, ethically-sourced and seasonally-influenced food menu, but its coffee always hits the spot too. The cafe is dog-friendly too, so you can grab a spot outside and enjoy your coffee with your furry friend.
Where: 1-5 Maitland Rd, Mayfield East
9. Baba Yaga
This quaint little coffee spot on Darby Street comes with a Turkish edge, serving up takeaway coffee alongside a range of gozleme and other delights.
Where: 155 Darby St, Cooks Hill
One of the three cafes in Newcastle brought to us by local coffee roasters, SMAK, Corner Lane Espresso is the community coffee shop that locals love. The house blend is full-bodied and packs a really in-your-face flavour with a smooth caramel taste and a satisfying finish.
Where: 1/15 Alma Rd, New Lambton
This quirky coffee spot is home to a bloody good cup of coffee. Located across the road from the Prince of Merewether, Frothers Espresso has built itself a loyal takeaway coffee following with its dedicated espresso blend and specialty coffee offering.
Where: 140 Glebe Rd, Merewether
Featuring recycled retro furniture and exposed brick walls, this Newcastle coffee shop exudes a warm and homey vibe. With a reputation for excellent coffee, Good Brother is the inner city coffee joint you’ve been searching for.
Where: 40 King St, Newcastle
Serving a stack of cafes across Newcastle with its excellent coffee beans, local roaster Darks Coffee Roasters also has its own little takeaway coffee joint over at McDonald Jones Stadium on Turton Road.
Where: 294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow
This grungy cult coffee shop on the Islington end of Beaumont Street is renowned for its smooth, strong coffee. The sister offering to Good Brother Espresso, Slingtown is all about bringing its iconic coffee to the burbs of Newcastle.
Where: 3 Beaumont St, Islington
15. Floozy Coffee HQ
Floozy Coffee is one of Newcastle's most loved coffee roasters, so it's no surprise that its small but mighty cafe space is up there with the best of the best in the city. Grab one of the tasty toasties or cakes while you're at it.
Where: 398 King St, Newcastle West
Located a stone’s throw away from the inner city suburbs of Newcastle, Wildflower Espresso is Wallsend’s go-to for takeaway coffee. Owners Rianna and Jack Bingham are continuing to bring the much-needed coffee culture to the community, and locals are lapping it up.
Where: 71 Cowper St, Wallsend
17. Autumn Rooms
Autumn Rooms has become renowned in Newcastle for its creative cafe food, and for good reason. It's coffee is of the same quality as the food, with the cafe serving up blends by Glitch Coffee as well as guest single offerings.
Where: 127 Darby St, Cooks Hill | 42 Mitchell St, Stockton
18. Welsh Blacks
Sitting on the corner of Bull and Corlette Street in Cooks Hill, this little gem has become a favourite for both locals and visitors alike. Expect to see a Seven Miles espresso blend and Darks Coffee Roasters Single Origin on the menu.
Where: 84 Bull St, Cooks Hill
19. Sunnyboy Kiosk
A popular stop on Newcastle's Bathers Way coastal walk, Sunnyboy Kiosk serves up Seven Miles' iconic The Cat's Pyjamas blend. Once you've got your coffee in hand, all that's left to do is walk a few metres to enjoy it by the beach.
Where: 15 Ocean St, Merewether
Tucked away in a little corner of Mayfield, Side Pocket Espresso has been caffeinating Mayfield locals since 2014. This cafe pours Single O coffee – best paired with one of its delicious toasties.
Where: 292/286 Maitland Rd, Mayfield