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For some reason we have been going there for 14 years, mostly with fond disdain. Food is mostly nice, with a menu that has not really changed in a decade. Service is traditionally terrible, slow sometimes rude and always guaranteed that one person at your table will be forgotten. Saying that there... Read more
Ordinary food - you can get the exact same meal from pretty much any of the other cafes. Ordinary coffee. Rubbish, terrible service. Everything takes forever to get to your table whether its busy or not. Given the hype of this place nothing adds up. Maybe back in the day but not now.
Average coffee. The coffee is very safe tasting like a big coffee chain. Not memorable for being very good or very bad. The place is memorable for its poor service however. There is a good chance that you'll be forgotten once you've gotten a table. Very difficult to get a smile out of many of the... Read more
Very cool restaurant ... Good vibes, great menu and always busy. If you want a good night out with friends this place is definitely for you... But... If you want a good coffee... Might have wander further down the street... Slow service, uninterested barista, and bland coffee...
Great atmosphere, great food especially breakfast. But terrible coffee.
Bean coming here for years.....always feel at home. The place has overtones of a traditional Amsterdam "Brown Cafe"....pity they don't do Dutch Apple Cake. The ambience is so much cosier than the antiseptic chrome and glass horrors out there. Last visit had the lentil dahl and a flat white. Both... Read more
1 Flat White
Average coffee non existent service and atmosphere
I think the coffee here is underated, every time I have benn I have been more than happy with my coffee, But I do agree that the service is lacking.
Well if you don't mind losing your taste buds from bitter scorched tar...go for it! Very noisy and the service definately needs a re-look.
1 Flat White
Visited for breakfast, the fitout and vibe here is from an older Australian cafe culture, not really espresso fanatics.
Breakfast menu seemed pretty standard, and the fare was pretty satisfying if unremarkable. Coffee was perfectly drinkable without too much attitude. Service was... Read more
Service was great, very friendly and quick. Coffee was above average but not extraordinary. Had hot chips, they were great. Overall a good experience.
Have been a regular there over the years and it has been one my favourite Cafes when in Newcastle (am from Nelson Bay). Though I have noticed it has gone down hill recently- especially the Coffee.
After a great meal, with great service, my table ordered three lates, two double shots.... Read more
Food is fine, coffee is fine. Service is abysmal. I keep being dragged back there by people who swear by the place, and without fail it is a horrendous wait for food or coffee. Trying to get attention from waitstaff is more trouble than it's worth. I never go there unless I am seriously outvoted.
Food, check, location, check, service, double-check, coffee? Need to issue a disclaimer with your coffee - we cook it as fast as we can to put brown liquid on your table in <5 minutes. I'd refrain from serving short blacks in future.
When I first moved to Newcastle I spend a lot of time here with friends or just for a quick lunch myself. However over time coffee here has something I generally avoid. Good for a late night hot chocolate but that's about it. Staff consistently seem bored and annoyed in the evenings. Service is... Read more
A bit hit and miss. Sometimes I get a good coffee and sometimes it's bitter and awful. Most of the time the service is good. Mainly go there for the atmosphere though not the quality of the coffee.
Terrible.. Waited 30 mins to even order and had to get up and chase the waitress down! Then waited an hour for our breakfast :( very dissapointed. Just because your on Darby Street doesnt mean you can stop trying!
Coffee is fine, but seriously NOT worth the wait. Everyone bangs on about how great Goldies is, but they must know the owners or something. I never get served there in anything other than glacial ages. And trying to get someone to help/serve/speak/smile is like pushing a boulder up hill. The stuff... Read more
the coffee is good, the food amazing, and the service? I will answer that question if I ever get any. I only go here if a friend wont hear of going anywhere else.
2 Soy Lattes
I absolutely love Goldbergs!!! Everything is great about the place; however, I have never had a good coffee there. I have since stopped ordering coffee there!
Lovely atmosphere and a top cuppa. Great service, great flavour, great temperature. Food at Goldbergs was lovely as well, even if the eggs were overcooked a tad :) Definitely one I would go back to.
1 Skinny Latte, 1 Skinny Flat White
I used to be a regular here and moved house so this was a little out of the way for me. Today's visit felt like I'd never been away. I like how it always feels the same in there..kind of timeless. Coffee was average, nothing to rave about but the staff were friendly (which I like). Atmosphere... Read more
Food was good, service was good. But the coffee which is ethical, sustainable and carbon neutral, seems like it takes out all the good bits!
Great atmosphere and consistently good food. But if you're a lover of quality coffee this is not the place to go.
Have been here about three times. I have never had trouble with wait times or bad drinks. Had an awesome hot choc there a couple of nights ago. Food has always been good too.