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Zinc Cafe & Restaurant

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Cafe, Australian, International
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135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2227
Today
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Dubbo, Australia
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234 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday morning after a work event and I needed breakfast before driving home. Darby Street is always a good option with plenty of choices. Zinc was close to where I parked so I walked in and was given a table. Other than waiting for a while to have my order taken, the service was ok and the food was very... More 

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Thank ReidyNSW
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to have a late lunch at Zinc, only to encounter worst service I have ever experienced. On arrival I asked if we could sit out the back, and was ignored. We sat in the back courtyard and waited over 5min before given menus (2 nearby tables were served but they didn't look at others. And many tables, including its... More 

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Thank melljsmith
Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner NYE around 8.15pm. We were walk ins so we were happy to find a table. Our wait person was pleasant enough but had great trouble understanding the menu. Three things we were going to have were not available and when my partner changed to the Porterhouse steak we were told that steak wasn't available (only... More 

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Thank Adele W
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$10 coffee/hot Chocolat & Bacon Egg Roll with BBQ Sauce is a winner. Outdoor seating for the fur kids with pleasant table service and friendly staff.

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Thank Mark L
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Occasionally have $10 coffee & bacon & egg roll which always hits the spot usually have coffee. Pleasant to sit either outside ,inside or out the back.

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Thank Jerome R
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went for breaky on the Sunday. Food was good, service was good and coffee was good. Went back on the Monday. One staff member on who was so not friendly. Food was not cooked properly. Coffee was still nice though.

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Thank Sharee D
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with courtyard in the back. Service a little poor as had to order at counter although we're told it was table service. Good eggs benedict with bacon and spinach, could of had more sauce but perfect eggs and a load of bacon!

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Thank Jenade B
Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Boyfriend paid $23 for the smallest plate of gnocchi I think I've ever seen. Also promised pumpkin - no pumpkin and all of 1 tomato. My boscaiola was super watery. Won't be going back, very disappointed.

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Thank EmilyRose16
Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Girl's night out for dinner and we decided to go to Zinc. This was my first time. Clean, casual, byo, top service and all with a great menu catering to all special food requirements. I loved the roast pork belly salad. Absolutely yummy crispy pork with a beautiful fresh Asian slaw.

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Thank Lynlee E
Forster, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I visited Zinc tonight with my 6and 7yr old and their grandparents after been unable to get home on the highway, we came across this little gem with a cute little garden eating area out the back where we sat. 3 of us had the Zinc stir-fry with chicken and prawns and we all cleared the plates. The kids both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?