Whether you’re heading to your 9-to-5 job and need a morning pick-me-up, or you just want a good cafe to meet up with friends, you really can’t go past any of these Newcastle cafes.
The Press Book House

Beautiful coffees, The Press Book House - Newcastle
Beautiful coffees, The Press Book House – Newcastle

Don’t like the stressful vibes of a busy inner-city cafe? Step inside The Press Book House for a great tasting coffee coupled with a bit of light reading. Surrounded by comfy lounges, rugs, vintage lamps, and floor-to-ceiling shelves, this vintage second-hand book store is the perfect quaint escape to enjoy your morning coffee. With the smell of old books and freshly ground coffee in the air, there’s no better way to start your day. Using Axil Coffee sourced from Melbourne, order a cappuccino and let one of the friendly baristas lever pour you a coffee the old-fashioned way. The Press Book House is a truly unique cafe in the heart of Newcastle.
Where: 462 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW
Corner Lane Espresso
Lever pull coffee machine, Corner Lane Espresso - Newcastle
Lever pull coffee machine, Corner Lane Espresso – Newcastle

Since opening a year ago, Corner Lane Espresso is fast becoming one of the favourite coffee hotspots for Newcastle locals. Situated on Alma Road in New Lambton, there’s a real coffee culture developing in this region and Corner Lane Espresso really stands out from the bunch. Technically an espresso bar and not a cafe, the team at this little gem will pour you a full-bodied coffee just the way you like it. Whether you’re into your espressos, or you can’t think straight without a latte, the high-quality Peak Coffee blends used at Corner Lane Espresso will ensure you’re served a delicious cup of joe. The baristas here also use a traditional lever-coffee machine, so if you’re a coffee purist, you know where to go. Corner Lane Espresso is an espresso bar for locals and run by locals, so once you get chatting with the friendly staff it’s sure to become your new regular.
Where: 1/15 Alma Road New Lambton Newcastle NSW
Baked Uprising
Talented baristas, Baked Uprising - Newcastle
Sweet treats to go with your coffee, Baked Uprising – Newcastle

Not only do the team at Baked Uprising sell some of the best coffee in Newcastle, but their selection of breads, pastries, tarts, brioche and pies are also second to none. Open Wednesday to Sunday, come down to Baked Uprising for your morning pick-me-up. Take a seat at this rustic, warehouse-style cafe/bakery and order your favourite type of coffee and a freshly baked treat. We suggest tasting their sweet meringues, which have the perfect texture and burst with flavour. The only problem with Baked Uprising is there are too many delicious treats to stick with just one, so you might want take a few home. There’s also a range of more wholesome breakfast selections available on their ever-changing menu board, if you want something more filling to complement your Seven Seed blend coffee. Formerly a home-based micro bakery, this cafe started from humble beginnings and is now a Newcastle favourite. On the run? Only a short walk from Throsby Creek, you can grab a takeaway cup and go for a scenic walk for the perfect start to the day.
Where: 21/25 Downie St Maryville Newcastle NSW
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