Hunt and gather
The Newcastle the Hunt and Gather Markets showcases a plethora of local musicians, artists, collectors and food lovers from around the area. Get excited as you discover handmade one-of-a-kind items that you can take home and place on your mantle piece. Discover the best vintage buys around town with original clothing and handmade jewellery. If you are on the hunt, you can find yourself a great buy that decadent but doesn’t cost a fortune. So grab your girlfriends and make sure that you are prepared for a day of sifting through stores and finding precious valuables at the Hunt and Gather Markets in Newcastle.
Where: Pacific Park, Newcastle East NSW 2300
Chat and taste
East End Hub
Newcastle by storm, the East End Hub has just opened in January this year to raving reviews. If you are hungry after hunting for bargains at the markets, then visit the East End Hub for a scrumptious lunch with a creamy coffee. Located just off King Street, you can sit with your friends and show each other all the great little knick knacks that you purchased when perusing the market stalls. Choose from a variety of quality dishes that have the locals coming back for more. The owners Lizzie and Anthony, take cafe dining to a whole new level with their one-of-a-kind dishes such as hand-rolled Gnocchi with duck breast, spinach, goat cheese, sage and pine nuts. If you have a sweet tooth then you must try their Brioche French Toast with passionfruit mascarpone, fresh fig, pistachio nut and Canadian maple syrup. There isn’t a dish on the menu that you and your friends won’t enjoy tucking into after a few hours at the market.
Where: 3/3 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Stay and dine
Enjoy lunch at Saluna Cafe which is a boutique cafe that offers gourmet meals that are not only innovative but also downright delicious. If you are a fan of Mexican then tuck into their nachos which are simply divine. Their fresh twist on this meal will fill you up without having to unbutton your pants. They also create a range of delicious smoothies which are also extremely healthy; a popular choice is the blueberry and chia seed smoothie that is bound to give you energy for the rest of the day. Priding themselves on serving up fresh, fast and wholesome food, you won’t be disappointed. During the weekends, Saluna Cafe is open until 9pm so you can head here for dinner later on in the evening.
Where: 137 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Grab ‘n’ go
Good Brother Espresso Shop
This quirky espresso shop is a favourite of the locals because of its relaxed atmosphere coupled with fantastic coffee. The vintage decor showcases exposed concrete and timber that gives the cafe a rustic feel which is extremely impressionable. Pull up a chair inside and order that latte you have been hanging out for all day. Alternatively, if the weather is glorious then save a seat on one of their wooden slouch chairs to soak up the view of the street with a takeaway coffee in hand.
Where: 40 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
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