Indulge in delights at these breakfast places in Newcastle
Newcastle is known for its stunning sandy beaches and vibrant arts scene. But what sets it apart is its eclectic foodie scene. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's no better way to start your day than with a delicious breakfast at one of the city's gourmet eateries. With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, join us on a culinary tour as we explore some of the cutest corner cafes, coffee shops and best breakfast spots in Newcastle.
Located at the foot of Crystalbrook Kingsley, Ms Mary's offers brunch with a twist with its sophisticated high tea. The menu features an assortment of expertly crafted sweet and savoury nibbles, including freshly baked scones served with house-made strawberry jam, rosemary pound cake with fig brûlée and Binnorie brie and red onion quiche. Patrons can also take their pick of fragrant T2 teas or level up with a classic Espresso Martini or Earl-Grey-tini.
East End Hub
Only minutes away from Newcastle Beach sits the undisputed queen of brunch, East End Hub. This airy and spacious cafe features a menu of breakfast favourites focused on local, fresh seasonal produce, from homemade banana bread with honeycomb butter to corn fritters with smoked salmon or ricotta hotcakes with a drizzle of Canadian maple syrup. Whether you are looking for a post-surf bite, a coffee on the go or a leisurely breakfast to fuel you up for a day of Newcastle exploration, East End Hub won't disappoint.
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Onyx Espresso Bar
Sitting in the heart of Newcastle's Mayfair, Onyx Espresso Bar is a dog-friendly cafe with a cosy courtyard and warm family atmosphere. A perfect fit for coffee lovers, Onyx's iced coffee tasting board is a must, with a choice of cold drip, butterscotch iced latte, iced chai, iced milk choc mocha, iced Biscoff latte and more. As for food, Onyx's menu is filled with breakfast favourites like breakfast burritos and avocado toast and naughty delights like Nutella French toast and buttermilk pancakes, topped with ice cream and mixed berry compote.
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For those with high Newcastle breakfast expectations, Equium Social elevates morning grub to gourmet levels. Located in Mayfair, this cafe is a Newcastle crowd favourite with a minimalist design, laid-back vibe and feel-good food. Indulge in their range of classic and unique breakfast dishes, from bacon and egg rolls and sourdough crumpets with creamed honey to rye and potato waffles with slow-roasted ocean trout and turmeric crepes with crispy shallots and coconut sambal. Dishes are served alongside a selection of morning beverages, from batch brew coffee to healing cacao, daily pressed juices and kombucha.
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If your idea of a perfect morning involves sweeping ocean views, fresh coffee and a beachside breeze, Merewether Surfhouse is the ultimate breakfast spot in Newcastle. Grab a coffee and banana bread on the go from the Surfhouse Kiosk or settle in for the morning at the trendy Beach Bar, with menu options ranging from acai bowls topped with house-made granola to buttermilk pancakes with caramelised banana and tasty breakfast burritos with scrambled egg, chorizo, hash brown and spinach. Merewether Surfhouse is the perfect place to fuel up for a day of sun and surf or simply bask in the coastal serenity.
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The Grumpy Baker Newcastle
No breakfast quest in Newcastle is complete without a visit to The Grumpy Baker, where sourdough reigns supreme. Located at the Junction on Glebe Road, this artisan bakery serves heavenly sourdough alongside a range of other bread and baked goods, including fresh-out-the-oven pies, croissants, cheese sticks, fruit scrolls and chocolate brownies. Whether nibbling on some sourdough toast slathered in butter or digging into a tasty shakshuka, this Newcastle cafe will convert even the grumpiest morning person into a breakfast lover.
So, there you have it, breakfast lovers and culinary adventurers. Newcastle is not only a picturesque coastal paradise but also a breakfast haven waiting to be explored.
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