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One Penny Black

196 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3169
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“poached eggs” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
196 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely brunch here on Easter Sunday with 3 others. Reliable food and coffee whenever we go. Staff all good.

Thank jackie g
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I really enjoyed the quality of the produce here. I was having a late lunch and I don’t think the serving staff member was too happy to see me. The coffee was good however. I would have given this place 5 stars but they forgot...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Best breakfast in Newcastle by far! Unique style, friendly staff, perfect coffee and amazing food. It never disappoints.

Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Cute little place with a nice vibe, interesting music and service with a friendly smile. And favourite coffee is a menu item, no weirdo looks when I ask for double espresso over ice with a slice! 😀

Thank Mollymoke
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This was a super little find, right in the centre of town where cars are kept to a minimum, making eating out on the sidewalk a pleasant experience. There is seating inside but this is limited and on a sunny day the outside area is...More

Thank YassieG
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast with quick service and friendly staff. The tables are a little on the tiny side but that was the only thing we could fault.

Thank yYobiwan
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Went with friends who had all different food restrictions - the cafe was easily able to cater for all. Food was well presented and fresh. Coffee was good (Almond Milk) Falafels were slightly dry.. but still nice

Thank BreeBree84
Reviewed 31 December 2017

5 of us had Brunch here over the New Year Place was very busy but the service was very good considering the amount of people eating there We had a variety of dishes all were well cooked and presented ,the fresh orange juice was excellent...More

Thank margaretan116
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Popular for its coffee with the inner city office crew, One Penny Black also does a limited range of excellent lunch options. Set in a quiet part of thr city centre with tree cover and shaded tables outside, it's a great spot to stop and...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Quite possibly best breakfast I've ever had. Gorgeous corn fritters with beautiful chutney, poached egg, avocado slice, bacon, chorizo and rocket. With English breakfast tea was $31-very expensive. Due to price this place is a treat but meal up there with the best. Breaky in...More

Thank Kathy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 3169
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