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One Penny Black

196 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3169
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“poached eggs” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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196 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Quick service. Inside has a european feel. Food is beautiful with plenty of light and healthy options. Coffee was lovely; but, could have been hotter.

Thank Margo C C
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Called in here for brunch. Had the ‘Big Breakfast’. Was a bit bacon heavy (didn’t eat it all) but the poached egg, fresh beans, and mushroom was really nice. So with an excellent coffee it was all good.

Thank VinceNewcastle
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice breakfast. We had different meals and all were good and tasty. Would recommend. Coffe nice too

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for brunch with children. It was busy but we got a bench seat. There was plenty of options in the menu. Several took my eye. It’s a small cozy spot but well appointed. The food and coffee was quick to come out. The...More

1  Thank Afinidus
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Food was okay, tea was okay, and service was okay, but not really a place I particularly liked. Limited options on the menu as well.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Looking for a great bistro ambiance early morning on the weekend? Check out the wonderful pancakes & scene at One Penny Black. In the heart of Newcastle’s colourful artsisan district, this bistro / cafe offers great service and buttermilk pancakes with the even discerning North...More

Thank PeaceNow3
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be directed here by a local while on holiday. What good luck, as the food, service and most importantly the coffee was all five star. I back back the following day too. The breakfast menu has an impressive range to...More

Thank rozinz
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I wish I was over exaggerating. Do yourself a favour and try the vanilla milkshake if you happen to stop by this place. Food is also delicious and coffee is good, but I will Be dreaming about that milkshake for days. Staff are friendly and...More

Thank chichi1986
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We've been patronising this business since it opened in 2010, and it is consistently the best in Newcastle. Seriously good food and coffee, and service without attitude. It has survived the handover from the pioneering Buchanan family well.

Thank Sapphire D
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lovely brunch here on Easter Sunday with 3 others. Reliable food and coffee whenever we go. Staff all good.

Thank jackie g
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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