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Top Cafe 2014

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Equipment

La Marzocco, Synesso Syncra

Beans

Blackstar Coffee Roasters

183 Reviews

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  • 8.3

    63 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Great coffee, great food and great service. This place rarely lets me down. OPB may be under new ownership but it's the same passionate baristas pouring those consistently good coffees.

  • 9.5

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Stopped here for breakfast on a Sunday morning, one of the few we could find open on a Sunday morning and we'll worth the search. Bean hunter map location is a little off. Great coffee, great food

    2 Piccolos

  • 8.3

    3 reviews  ·  3 weeks ago

    Very smooth, creamy coffee. Service was very good also. Slices were average unfortunately.

    1 Skinny Latte

  • 9.0

    3 reviews  ·  4 weeks ago

    Amazing coffee, and the ambiance is a stunner!

    2 Long Blacks, 1 Piccolo

  • 9.8

    3 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Perfect coffee every time, beautiful ambience and great service.

  • 8.5

    2 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Very nice espresso on the Brazilian single origin, long black on the black star house blend, even the simple cold drip was tasty as. Vibes a good and staff are attentive.

    1 Cold Drip, 1 Espresso, 1 Long Black

  • 6.5

    2 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    Love the vibe but the coffee was disappointing. It left your mouth feeling very dry and Crema had burnt taste. My toasted sandwiches were great though.

  • 3.0

    6 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    I used to frequent this place regularly. The last four coffees I have had have been less than satisfactory. Consistently overextracted. I just had a long black, that went straight into the nearby bin. In the past I've taken it back but I will not waste my time anymore. The service was still ok... Read more

  • 4.5

    1 review  ·  1 month ago

    One Penny Black used to be my regular coffee hot spot but since being sold a few months ago it has had a rapid decline in service and coffee. I kept trying to go back out of respect to what is was but my last four experiences have been that poor I've sworn not to go back. The visits included 3... Read more

    1 Espresso

  • 9.5

    145 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Delicious yet again... hadn't had it in a while so I thought I'd have one on my break and it was a good decision.

    1 Flat White

Cafe Regulars

Opening Hours
Monday7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 4:00pm

183 Reviews

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  • 8.3

    63 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Great coffee, great food and great service. This place rarely lets me down. OPB may be under new ownership but it's the same passionate baristas pouring those consistently good coffees.

  • 9.5

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Stopped here for breakfast on a Sunday morning, one of the few we could find open on a Sunday morning and we'll worth the search. Bean hunter map location is a little off. Great coffee, great food

    2 Piccolos

  • 8.3

    3 reviews  ·  3 weeks ago

    Very smooth, creamy coffee. Service was very good also. Slices were average unfortunately.

    1 Skinny Latte

  • 9.0

    3 reviews  ·  4 weeks ago

    Amazing coffee, and the ambiance is a stunner!

    2 Long Blacks, 1 Piccolo

  • 9.8

    3 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Perfect coffee every time, beautiful ambience and great service.

  • 8.5

    2 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Very nice espresso on the Brazilian single origin, long black on the black star house blend, even the simple cold drip was tasty as. Vibes a good and staff are attentive.

    1 Cold Drip, 1 Espresso, 1 Long Black

  • 6.5

    2 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    Love the vibe but the coffee was disappointing. It left your mouth feeling very dry and Crema had burnt taste. My toasted sandwiches were great though.

  • 3.0

    6 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    I used to frequent this place regularly. The last four coffees I have had have been less than satisfactory. Consistently overextracted. I just had a long black, that went straight into the nearby bin. In the past I've taken it back but I will not waste my time anymore. The service was still ok... Read more

  • 4.5

    1 review  ·  1 month ago

    One Penny Black used to be my regular coffee hot spot but since being sold a few months ago it has had a rapid decline in service and coffee. I kept trying to go back out of respect to what is was but my last four experiences have been that poor I've sworn not to go back. The visits included 3... Read more

    1 Espresso

  • 9.5

    145 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Delicious yet again... hadn't had it in a while so I thought I'd have one on my break and it was a good decision.

    1 Flat White

  • 9.0

    64 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Ordered food and coffee. The waiter did not hear me order the toastie. After inquiring they apologized for the mistake and gave it for free even though I was happy to pay. Great Coffee. Great food and exceptional service. Keep it up

  • 9.0

    141 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    This place has adhered all the key ingredients together to stand out amongst the specialty coffee cafes of Newcastle. My piccolo - perfect in temperature & pour, had a beautiful crema that left me wanting for more. I'd be a regular if I could!

  • 9.3

    290 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Dropped back through on my way to NB fort usual monthly stop in. Promised myself that OPB would be my first of the day. So bloody glad I waited, seriously fabbo, talked a little geek with the barista he was well skilled and loved his trade! Absolute thumper!!

  • 9.0

    37 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Five hours I drove for this coffee and I was not disappointed. Was a pleasure to see some friendly faces.

    Espresso was quick despite the apparent crowd and my cappuccino was right on the mark.

    1 Espresso, 1 Soy Cappuccino

  • 8.5

    58 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Fantastic coffee every time. Loving the Black Star beans. My second favourite place for coffee in Newcastle.

  • 7.5

    202 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    I'd liked the look of this place, after walking past a few times, so stopped in for an early brekky today. My long black was expertly made, but I noticed a lack of complexity in the flavour. As I was paying, the barista (to his credit) asked how the coffee was, and it turned out he had given me a... Read more

  • 9.0

    25 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Seriously great cafe. They do everything right. The atmosphere at the new location is great, the food is fantastic and very different from your standard big breaks and eggs benny plus the coffee is spot on. Highly recommended.

  • 8.5

    39 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Awesome little Espresso Bar doing Toby's Estate. Piccolo was amazing (although served in a tiny take away cup!) and the vibe is very relaxed and cool.

  • 9.0

    34 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Went on a sunday. The blackstar blend has a consistent smooth flavor all the way to the end. Milk was done perfect. Overall coffee, service and atmosphere it's the benchmark in newcastle.

  • 4.0

    33 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Tried this cafe again...with much the same result. The service from both the person taking our orders and the barista was not especially welcoming. Our toasties were quite tasty and arrived quickly, but the coffees took awhile to arrive and were almost cold when they finally made it to the table.

    2 Flat Whites

  • 8.5

    22 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Came here a couple of weeks ago when dropping into Newcastle for work. A fantastic shop, coffee and feel to the place. Quick service even when packed.

  • 6.0

    21 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Have been a solid OPB go-er for some time now, going back to the early days years ago. Until recently I've never had a bad brew, although I have struggled with the aloof service. The last few visits though, either sit in or takeaway have been well below par. Various grimaces with the milk on the... Read more

    2 Skinny Flat Whites

  • 6.0

    26 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Good but maybe not their best day.

  • 9.3

    31 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Haven't been in for a while but wow! Coffee is still incredibly good! My favourite in newcastle without doubt :)

  • 8.3

    13 reviews  ·  11 months ago

    all the delicious things and the sweet tunes. very rarely have a bad coffee here. cheers

Brewing Methods

Equipment

La Marzocco
Synesso Syncra

Beans

Blackstar Coffee Roasters

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Detailed Information

Name One Penny Black
Address 196 Hunter Street, Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Phone (02) 4929 3169
Email hello@onepennyblack.com.au
Twitter @onepennyblack1
Wifi Available Yes
Brewing Methods
Equipment La Marzocco, Synesso Syncra
Beans Blackstar Coffee Roasters
Opening Hours
Monday7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 4:00pm