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133 Darby St | Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 3470
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 17:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Darby st favourite for breakfast. I love the Vego hangover cure! It's a great mix. The staff are always lovely and the coffee is great too

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Thank Brookë G
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Came to Frankies last Sunday the 2nd of April for brunch with some friends and it was terrible to say the least. There was a long (hour wait on food) which was understandable but the young girl on the floor provided terrible customer service. She was very unfriendly and when giving us our frappes accidentally spilt it on my arm... More 

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Thank Hannah M
Belmont, Australia
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Can't comment on the food- didn't make it that far. After chasing up a waitress finally put in an order. Waited 45 minutes, was told food on the way but another 15 minutes was enough so gave up and left. Plenty of staff standing around doing nothing when they could have been sweeping the pigeon feathers and rubbish. When you've... More 

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Thank BJbelmont
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A good selection of tapas and meals, all delicious accompanied by great music sitting outside in busy Darby st. a great way to spend a Friday night.

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Thank Aussie133
Mike H, Owner at frankies' place, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you had a great time, and look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Australia
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Frankies a few times in the past, always decent coffee and good meals. I had not eaten here for over 18 months at least, so thought we would pop in for a quick lunch today. I ordered a salad, and my partner a burger. We waited almost an hour for our food - it did not... More 

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Thank CarlyMaree8
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We had a really nice, unexpected breakfast here having popped in for coffee. Generally speaking the breakfast was amazing - really nicely flavoured - and good quality ingredients. Similarly for another review I've done in Newcastle, the only reason this loses a star is because of the poached eggs being over-done. This is always such a pity. Some really nice... More 

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Thank IntoTheWorldUK
Gladstone, Australia
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I had the Vegie hangover cure( I wasn't hungover). It is very big and I loved the side of fresh lemon. Coffee is smooth and strong.

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Thank kimmy_kmr
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Frankie's Place last week for lunch Found the service excellent Food & Variety first class Topped off by Campos coffee made the whole Experience a highlight of the day. Well done Frankie's Place.

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Thank Richard H
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2016

OK, lets start from the beginning. First up the waitress had zero personality and we couldn't understand her mumbling. In fact all the staff were way below par. We had to go get our own menus. The coffee was bitter and only luke warm. We had to ask for water. The menu was weird so we went for the Big... More 

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Thank operations534
Newcastle, Australia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I went here for lunch. The food is so great and the while theme of the cafe is fun! There are cool little random things placed around the tables that are funny conversation starters. For example, we had an Ask the 8-Ball Toy near us which was very entertaining among other things like cards and books. Very interesting place.

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Thank Starworshipper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Darby St | Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4925 3470
Description
This is a daytime cafe in Newcastle that has been operating maybe a year or so. Great service, vintage decore, multi-cultural food choices, yummy cakes and fabulous Campos coffee. Very popular with Gen Y's

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?