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Zinc Cafe & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Cafe, , International
135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2227
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“tasting plate” (4 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
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Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd try something different from our usual place Goldburgs last night. Throughly disappointed with the quality and service. Not only did we have to wait over 50 minutes for our meals to come (Gnocchi and Beef Nachos) which could have been forgiven if the...More

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of vegan, vego and gluten free options! Salads, pizza, burgers and drinks galore!! The fresh juices are delicious and the staff are happy to modify for you! All staff were friendly and professional. Quick service but not made to feel like you have to...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious brunch out in a sunny part of the Courtyard. My husband had the Big Breakfast. It was served with house made baked beans that were fantastic. I had Eggs Benedict. The eggs were cooked just right. The staff at Zinc are...More

Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with breakfast menu. Chose some healthy options and beautiful and colourful dishes came out. Service was fine too, good experience all round .

Thank Jop W
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice coffee and great eggs benedict. We chose thus Cafe because it was less expensive than others nearby. The poached eggs were perfect.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This evening I enjoyed a succulent Scotch fillet, served medium rare. Simply served, the steak stood on its own merits. Recommended.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Made my dining judgement on what seemed from the outside to be a vibrant restaurant - boy did I get it wrong! Ordered two medium well scotch fillets which we thought was a safe menu call. They turned up pale, bloody,sinewy and so tough they...More

Thank Paul_M_11
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We have tried to give Zinc a chance visiting a few times to see if they might improve but alas it has not. Good cafe food is not exactly the most difficult thing to produce but Zinc really lets Newcastle's premier cafe strip down. I...More

Thank Loulee
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We have dined here for breakfast a few times now with family and each time the food has been fantastic. Staff very pleasant. Quick service. Will definitely dine here again.

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We used to love this restaurant and to be fair my dining companions enjoyed their meals but my Caesar salad was the worst ever. I think it had French dressing rather than Caesar and there was no parmesan until I asked for it. The crotons...More

Thank tes108
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4926 2227
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