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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 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
Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

Finally tried this place today, the coffee is great, we also had breakfast which was caveman eggs, sensational & a breakfast wrap with avocado which was tasty, we will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

The food and coffee are excellent. We had smoked salmon stack and Caveman eggs which were both delicious. Service is great. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 June 2020 via mobile

Food.. two different chicken sandwiches ordered. Both so full of mayo/dressing and cole slaw with big chunks of cabbage. Some chicken buried in there. Cheese completely forgotten on one. Supermarket prepared sandwiches better. One served with cutlery, one without. Coffee.. good, but lukewarm. Service.. the...2 stars is for the coffee lady. The other person there should have stayed in bed... she certainly was still staring at her bedroom ceiling even though she was at this cafe. Cleanliness in the covid world... not good enough. Tables and chairs sticky. It’s just a no... so sad Newcastle.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020

Had breakfast here during a recent stay in Newcastle. The food was very good, and the young staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: March 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