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Explore Mayfield’s flourishing coffee and food scene

Looking for an early morning coffee pick me up somewhere in Mayfield? What about a leisurely brunch catchup spot with friends? Or even somewhere to work from for the day? The quietly booming suburb of Mayfield has seen so much growth in their café scene over recent years, so you’ll never be short on options.

Explore the many chai lattes, avo on toasts, bacon & egg rolls, available with our comprehensive guide to cafes across Mayfield!

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Covered in Crumbs

The local pastry masterminds have earnt themselves quite the following in Newcastle since their inception in 2017, from their pop-ups across all the best markets in Newcastle and have officially set up shop at Muster Point in Mayfield in late 2020.

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The cosy space showcases urban-styled exposed brick paired with the brand’s signature light and clean colour palette alongside their mouth-watering baked goods display, and all of the savoury goods lining the back wall.
Where: 53 Maitland Rd
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Equium Social

This much-loved Mayfield café continues to bring locals their coffee, food, and overall good vibes. Visitors can expect a wholesome, ethically sourced, and seasonally influenced menu that has delicious deliciousness written all over it.

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Incorporating their feel-good food, local coffee roasts, their unique low-key relaxed and welcoming vibe, the café that is Equium Social is the ultimate café catchup spot.
Where: 1/5 Maitland Rd
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Hoppo’s Milkbar

Hoppo’s Milkbar is home to Mayfield’s very own late-70s to mid-80s inspired milk bar! The bright and bubbly façade on Maitland Road is brought to us by the team behind the Wharf Road community café, Lynch’s Hub and continues to pack lots of foodie flavours as well as a number of community initiatives.

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Featuring a state-of-the-art espresso set-up, house-made gelato, incredibly popular jacket potato offerings, as well as all those old-school favourites like milkshakes, lollies, and cookies!
Where: 268 Maitland Rd
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Josie Coffee

Originally from lake Macquarie, these coffee legends finally opened up their own café space in Mayfield on Hanbury Street in May 2021. Continuing their signature style of service, Josie Coffee in Mayfield will offer the same coffee and bean selection with just a little more choice in the food department alongside more seating space.
Where: 2/16 Hanbury St
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Marshall & Daughters

New York-style cookies have arrived in Mayfield at Marshall & Daughters! If you’re a lover of anything sweet loaded with flavour, you’ve got to drop into Marshall & Daughters and experience the delectable New York-style loaded cookies.

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Officially opening their doors in November 2021, this Mayfield foodie spot has grown in popularity like you wouldn’t believe. Step on inside and you’re greeted with fun, funky vibes, and cookie flavours sure to get you salivating.
Where: 160 Maitland Rd
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Mayfield Canteen

This local foodie joint is here to revive the Aussie takeaway! Mayfield Canteen is home to the delicious roast of the day, iconic old school burgers, hot breakfast boxes, fish and chips, fresh-cut sandwiches, and a milk bar menu that includes coffees, milkshakes, and iced drinks!
Where: 436 Maitland Rd
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Onyx Espresso

Having called Mayfield home since its opening in late 2016, Onyx Espresso has become an absolute crowd favourite full of tasty food and quality coffee. The interior boasts dark tones and warm timber alongside a unique mural painted by owner Leya’s mum, as well as a stunning mural in the courtyard by Jordan Lucky.

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Whether you’re dropping in for a morning coffee, setting up your portable work desk for a few hours, or heading in for a catchup or work meeting, Onyx has you covered not only in the coffee department but with their extensive breakfast and lunch menu offering.
Where: 191 Maitland Rd
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Perry The Feeder

The toastie masterminds of Mayfield at Perry The Feeder is the perfect spot for the tradie, miner, shift worker, early riser, or even toastie fanatic. Located on the grassy lawn at Muster Point, owner Jules’ toasties are like little pockets of perfection.

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Not just about toasties, visitors can also get their hands on a delicious brew courtesy of Josie Coffee as well as a sweet selection of fruit cups, banana bread, smoothies, and more!
Where: 53 Maitland Rd
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Side Pocket Espresso

This relaxed café situated in a secret little corner of Mayfield is home to great food, delicious coffee, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Since opening in 2014, Side Pocket Espresso has become a local institution that Mayfield locals absolutely swear by. Offering a range of light, healthy, and veggie-focussed meals alongside a rotating selection of house-baked treats and of course, coffee!
Where: 292/286 Maitland Rd
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The Bhakti Tree

Home to delicious vegan and vegetarian food, the minute you step inside The Bhakti Tree you’re greeted with rich aromas and the overwhelming sense of calm, being instantly transported to a quiet corner of India.

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Not only offering wonderful vegan and vegetarian food, The Bhakti Tree also run yoga, meditation, and cooking classes; offering a little bit of something for everyone.
Where: 410 Maitland Rd
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The Nature’s Café

This popular corner spot on Maitland Road has recently been taken over by new owners and will soon be transforming into the shopfront for Papa Al’s Bakehouse! Whilst we wait for the team to make some changes, you can still expect some delicious coffee and café favourites. Watch this space!
Where: 3/224-227 Maitland Rd
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The Stack Shack

This cosy little café spot on Maitland Road has built a reputation for serving up some of the best local coffee as well as a selection of classic eats. Showcasing a selection of Greek food alongside some iconic Aussie favourites, this friendly café invites you to visit.
Where: 189 Maitland Rd
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Vincent’s at The Coliseum

There’s a little foodie haunt in the heart of Mayfield on Maitland Road that has been a long-time favourite for both locals and visitors alike. With new owners taking over a little over 12-months ago, the café space has had a new injection of life, personality, character, and above all, flavour!

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Vincent’s at The Coliseum features a delicious all-day menu where you can of course expect a bunch of classic brunch dishes all of which feature the best local and seasonal ingredients.
Where: 122 Maitland Rd
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Zaaki Espresso

This deliciously fresh and friendly espresso bar has been built a reputation for being an absolute favourite for Mayfield locals and visitors alike. Brought to us by Penny and Anis, this cutesy little café combines a collection of middle-eastern inspired meals plus a mouth-watering range of sweets.

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Watch this space as the local space is due to undergo some major renovations in the coming weeks!
Where: 402a Maitland Rd
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