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Equipment

La Marzocco, Synesso Syncra

Beans

Blackstar Coffee Roasters

158 Reviews

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  • 8.5

    17 reviews  ·  2 months 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.

  • 8.3

    12 reviews  ·  1 month ago

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

  • 7.8

    9 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    OPB have undoubtedly picked up their game since my last stint in Newcastle. New location has definitely helped - the new layout is large enough to feel comfortable when it's quiet, and only slightly cramped when it's busy. Music is great, and finding a park is still impossible. Coffee game in a... Read more

  • 9.5

    6 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    So far my favourite place in Newcastle! One of the only places doing filter coffees and always featuring different single origins. A busy little place with a great atmosphere right in the heart of the city. These guys are serious about their coffee.

    1 Pour Over, 1 Long Black

  • 8.4

    5 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Always delicious, lovely staff

  • 8.5

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Funky set up. Tasty and fresh food. Friendly staff.

  • 9.5

    2 reviews  ·  3 days ago

    One of my favourite places to grab a coffee from in Newcastle. Hands down the best coffee in the city, the food selection is different and always tasty and the staff there are super friendly and efficient. Love it.

    1 Skinny Latte

  • 9.5

    1 review  ·  4 days ago

    Hands down the best coffee in Newcastle. Love the AeroPress coffee. Great lunch specials and a wonderful selection of cakes. Fantastic atmosphere. In short, my favourite cafe in Newcastle! Customer service could be improved upon, but honestly I am more than happy to deal with this when everything... Read more

    1 Long Black, 1 Latte, 2 Pour Overs, 2 Pour Overs, 1 Latte, 1 Long Black

  • 7.5

    5 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    I come here a lot and always enjoy the coffee, particularly the long blacks. The service and atmosphere however always seem really rushed like no great care is taken over individual customers and their coffee.

    1 Pour Over

  • 8.8

    3 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    The coffee is always awesome here, just how I like it!

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

158 Reviews

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  • 8.5

    17 reviews  ·  2 months 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.

  • 8.3

    12 reviews  ·  1 month ago

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

  • 7.8

    9 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    OPB have undoubtedly picked up their game since my last stint in Newcastle. New location has definitely helped - the new layout is large enough to feel comfortable when it's quiet, and only slightly cramped when it's busy. Music is great, and finding a park is still impossible. Coffee game in a... Read more

  • 9.5

    6 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    So far my favourite place in Newcastle! One of the only places doing filter coffees and always featuring different single origins. A busy little place with a great atmosphere right in the heart of the city. These guys are serious about their coffee.

    1 Pour Over, 1 Long Black

  • 8.4

    5 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Always delicious, lovely staff

  • 8.5

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Funky set up. Tasty and fresh food. Friendly staff.

  • 9.5

    2 reviews  ·  3 days ago

    One of my favourite places to grab a coffee from in Newcastle. Hands down the best coffee in the city, the food selection is different and always tasty and the staff there are super friendly and efficient. Love it.

    1 Skinny Latte

  • 9.5

    1 review  ·  4 days ago

    Hands down the best coffee in Newcastle. Love the AeroPress coffee. Great lunch specials and a wonderful selection of cakes. Fantastic atmosphere. In short, my favourite cafe in Newcastle! Customer service could be improved upon, but honestly I am more than happy to deal with this when everything... Read more

    1 Long Black, 1 Latte, 2 Pour Overs, 2 Pour Overs, 1 Latte, 1 Long Black

  • 7.5

    5 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    I come here a lot and always enjoy the coffee, particularly the long blacks. The service and atmosphere however always seem really rushed like no great care is taken over individual customers and their coffee.

    1 Pour Over

  • 8.8

    3 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    The coffee is always awesome here, just how I like it!

  • 4.8

    1 review  ·  2 months ago

    service service service could someone please teach the staff how to smile. nice coffee + bad customer service = bad experience

    1 Soy Latte

  • 7.3

    1 review  ·  2 months ago

    Great coffee

  • 9.5

    128 reviews  ·  11 months 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  ·  5 months 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

    103 reviews  ·  8 months 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

    286 reviews  ·  2 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

    58 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Soy piccolo, you make me smile!

  • 9.0

    33 reviews  ·  2 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

    55 reviews  ·  2 years ago

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

  • 7.5

    203 reviews  ·  2 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  ·  10 months 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  ·  3 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

    33 reviews  ·  2 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

    27 reviews  ·  1 year 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

  • 6.0

    20 reviews  ·  4 months 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

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