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One Penny Black

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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196 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3169
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Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Ate brunch here on a recent visit to Newcastle. The coffee was great and my Bircher Muesli topped with praline toffee was really delicious. My son knows his coffee and had an interesting conversation with the waitress discussing One Penny's blends. Would certainly recommend this little cafe in the Newcastle Mall and it obviously enjoys the locals patronage.

Thank Rosemary L
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A simple breakfast for me (sourdough toast with peanut butter) and a breakfast sandwich off the specials for my partner. Really good food - very filling!

Thank kayleigh m
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have never been disappointed by the food at this amazing cafe and I would have eaten there upwards of 10 times! The coffee is the best in Newcastle! The menu changes are always innovative and the ingredients they use are fresh and healthy. Only issue is service can be up and down and the queues to order do not... More 

Thank quamijuju
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I do like the fact that this place has little to no signage and most of it's business is based on word of mouth or repeat customers. I have had breakfast and lunch here and thought they were both great. I also head there whenever I can and grab my morning Chai

Thank Nic N
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Tried their cold brew coffee this time as I know there latte is already good. It was pre sweetened but still ok. A tad on the small side for the price though. We shared the chicken nachos. They were fresh and yum. We often pop in here for a coffee or snack when in Newcastle- mainly because we can sit... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the mushroom burger. I usually don't eat vegetarian options but this was so tasty I will buy again. Coffee also was good.

Thank Matt M
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A couple of mates & I caught up for a coffee at One Penny Black last week & while the atmosphere of the coffee shop & the friendliness of the staff were great the coffee was very disappointing - cold & watery. I had heard good reports about this place, so I will be prepared to give it another try,... More 

Thank PaulS130253
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Up in Newy for a wedding and had brekky here with 2 other couple friends. The food here is amazing. Unique, scrummy and filling. My French Earl Grey was served already brewed so I could drink it straight away - that was a big plus in my book! We had blueberry pancakes which were fluffy, soft and delicious, the salted... More 

Thank bonza_love
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a coffee as the hotels just wasn't good enough...finally after a few days I came in for breakfast and was impressed with my smashed avocado with feta cheese mixed into it. Served on toast with poached eggs was perfect. The cherry tomatos provided just the right amount of acid whilst the lemon juice on the rocket provide... More 

Thank Enzo C
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visit every so often for a coffee, always delicious. Menu reads and looks really nice and so does the food coming out.

Thank Jletch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?