Top 10 must visit breakfast spots in Newcastle

If you’re looking for a place to eat breakfast in Newcastle, you’re in luck! This seaside city has a staggering number of options. You’ll find them in locations like Hunter Street, Darby Street and even right by the sea on Shortland Esplanade. Park your car safely in one of our locations in Civic West or Bolton Street because, in no particular order, here are 10 of our best breakfast spots in Newcastle.

Cirque Café and Restaurant

8 Bolton Street, Newcastle

Source: Cirque Café  Restaurant  

Cirque Café is one of Newcastle’s finest breakfast spots. But don’t just take our word for it, head to their Facebook page and check out the massive amount of absolutely glowing five-star reviews. Then head to their café and treat yourself to a mouth-watering omelette, egg bun or breakfast bowl.

The Depot on Darby

141-143 Darby Street, Cooks Hill

Source: The Depot on Darby

On the popular restaurant strip of Newcastle’s Darby Street, The Depot has a breakfast menu with healthy and satisfying options: chai bowls, ricotta hotcakes, cauliflower and eggplant fritters. There’s seating inside and outside plus a menu that changes with the seasons.

Three Bears Kitchen

2 Market Street, Newcastle

Source: Three Bears Kitchen Newcastle

The interior of this place is industrial-chic, with copper pipes and ornate ceilings. The menu is “just right”, with Irish and Welsh-inspired breakfasts and many vegetarian options. Overall, Goldilocks would be very pleased.

Blue Door Café

363-365 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Source: Blue Door Newcastle

If healthy living is your passion, you’ll love breakfast at Blue Door, located in Wheeler Place’s historic Fred Ash building. Their motto? Simple food done well.  Choose from a whole range of delicious options including healthy bowls, Moroccan sweet potato fritters and vegan banana bread.

The Happy Wombat

575 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Source: The Happy Wombat

Cosy, comfortable and popular – with a memorable name to boot – The Happy Wombat is a restaurant and bar that doubles as a delightful breakfast and brunch option. The food is locally sourced from the nearby area too.


East End Hub

3/3 King Street, Newcastle

Source: East End Hub

With a large outdoor dining space, a breezy interior and a seasonal menu rich in local produce, East End Hub is a café / deli / restaurant all in one. The breakfast options are diverse and healthy, offering everything from roast mushroom to smashed avocado and eggs benedict with bacon and salmon.


61 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle

Source: Estabar

Want your breakfast with great coffee, ocean views and the whiff of sea salt in the air? Estabar is in a unique location on Shortland Esplanade, looking out across the Newcastle sea.  The coffee is roasted by Single O, leaders in the Australian coffee scene, and the house blend is Paradox, which comes with flavours of forest berry.



18 Bond Street, Newcastle

Source: Paymasters

Paymasters is located on the foreshore park overlooking Newcastle Harbour in a heritage-listed building on the site of an old convict lumber yard. So you know it’s scenic, and rich in history. But what about the food? Sample something small like toasted muesli or buttermilk pancakes or tuck into a big breakfast (vegetarian or meat!).

Three Monkeys Café

131 Darby Street, Cooks Hill

Source: Three Monkeys Cafe

It seems like in Newcastle, good things come in threes. Darby Street’s Three Monkeys is a destination where the food and coffee are worth going ape over. Try the chunky monkey peanut butter and sourdough for a funky monkey breakfast.


Goldberg’s Coffee House

137 Darby St, Cooks Hill NSW

Source: Goldbergs Coffee House

“A Newcastle institution”, Goldberg’s coffee house deserves its good reputation. Chill out with a coffee under an umbrella on the footpath or sit out the back beneath palm trees with a coffee, a milkshake and a stack of buttermilk pancakes.

More breakfast spots in Newcastle:

Craving even more options? Try:

Uprising Kitchen and Bakery: 21-23, Downie Street, Maryville. Delicious fresh pastries and tarts.

Merewether Surfhouse: Henderson Parade, Merewether. Try the Nutella French toast!

Table 1 Espresso: 89/93 City Road, Merewether. Supreme coffee and smoothies.


This article was originally posted on the Hunter Parking & Storage as Top 10 breakfast spots in Newcastle and appears on Little Travel Birdie with permission.

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