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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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2. Fantastic coffee and food.
2. Fantastic coffee and food.
"I was lucky enough to be directed here by a local while on holiday."
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3. Good Coffee
3. Good Coffee
"Only had coffee which was excellent served by pleasant staff."
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Reviewed 27 May 2022 via mobile

High quality ingredients, but not well executed. The breakfast toasted muesli came with nice fresh fruit, but only a couple of tablespoons of yoghurt - I wonder if the people who serve it have actually tried eating through it. Pot of English breakfast tea was...made with tepid water, so was like dishwater. If I had more time I would have sent it back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Great looking little cafe with rustic ambience, roast veggie stack and Salmon stack was amazing and friendly service too. Overall it was great experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Take away toast $7 with the toast thrown into a box with some vegemite and one tiny butter that had melted. Inedible. Bacon and egg roll ok but $13? Madness. Also asked for it to be cut in half which was too difficult to comprehend....Move on to the next cafeMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 4 December 2021

This is a really nice place to stop for a brunch whilst walking around Newcastle between the CBD, the old railway station, and the river area. The coffee was fantastic, as with a very good egg and bacon roll. Decor is quaint and loaded with...history, service excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021

Nice little industrial style cafe with friendly staff and they open nice and early on the weekend. Had 2 weekend breakfasts here and were both excellent. Coffees and leaf teas great, food menu very good, cooked well and hot. Very enjoyable and would return.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 April 2021 via mobile

This little inside outside Cafe is rustic and cute. Staff are friendly and food is good. Busy at times but worth the wait. Right in the city. Brisk early in the morning sitting outside. 2nd visit for us and we enjoyed coming back.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021

Iced coffee came first- great; generous with cream and icecream. Sourcdough, toasted, with salmon, mashed avocado, pickled cucumber, sprouts, topped with two superbly cooked poached eggs. One of the best breakfasts ever enjoyed. Fabulous meal. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2021

Quite an ordinary street cafe, with OK service and bland food. My burger was quite uninspired, thin and with waaay too much black pepper. Meat overdone, and bun & sauce reminded of McDonalds (not the price though). Milkshake quite tasteless, too... Cleanliness is OK, but...not great. Had to replace a broken chair. Won't come back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Our family of four visited one penny black on a fairly busy Sunday lunch hour. We were expecting to wait 25+ minutes for our food due to how busy it was and were more than happy to wait. The food came out in less than...15 minutes and the coffee in less than 5! The food tasted amazing and the portions were very appropriate. Due to its extremely fast service and quality of food we would highly recommend this lovely lunch spot on Hunter St😀😀More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

Had the Green Benny, eggs with spinach. Really nice! Good coffee also, so great experience and would certainly be back.

Date of visit: December 2020
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One Penny Black is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5