Top Cafes of 2016 - Newcastle

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Newcastle, voted by real coffee lovers.

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#1

Door 34

Cardiff

Best cafe Door 34 in newcastle for 2016

Great coffee and freshly made breakfast choices. Open at 6 for your early morning cravings. The only choice in Cardiff

Well made coffee. Great service and plenty of atmosphere

A well balanced washed Ethiopian espresso that had a sweet fruitiness tinged with caramel. A resilient cola and lime flavour to the cold brew – strong and refreshing.

#2

Sherwood Coffee Bar

Newcastle West

Best cafe Sherwood Coffee Bar in newcastle for 2016

If you haven’t already do yourself a favor and come here. Fantastic coffee, food and service. Highly recommend!

First time at Sherwood, fantastic coffee, great staff and good atmosphere.

A great little set up in a sweet location. My piccolo was a little milky, nonetheless tasty and presented well..

Best cafe Xtraction Espresso in newcastle for 2016

Funky little espresso bar, awesome food. Coffee, two house blends and seasonal single origin each week.

Hasn’t disappointed yet. Double espresso on a sweet and bright Honduran single Origin was clean and complex. Took a batch brew for the road and couldn’t fault it. Cool to see they are expanding to the adjacent shop, look forward to my next visit.

Really surprising little find. No bells and whistles, just a place that passionately knows and loves coffee. Had a double espresso which was fruity and creamy and expertly executed. Kenn is a great dude as well.

The perfect place to grab a coffee on a saturday morning in town, another great example of fantastic coffee that this city has to offer!

#4

Esther C

Merewether

Best cafe Esther C in newcastle for 2016

Best cafe Cargo Espresso Bar in newcastle for 2016

Quality coffee, well made and served with a smile - beach-side espresso bar inside a shipping container

Best cafe little white bull espresso in newcastle for 2016

Excellent bright piccolo ground out of an anfim, pulled off a sexy white strada. Nice little spot.

Best cafe Mr.Sister Coffee in newcastle for 2016

Fantastic coffee and great service. A shame that it’s such a small sitting area.

Consistently great coffee! You won’t find many places better than this!

Best cafe Core espresso in newcastle for 2016

Good long black and the flatties were fine, nice temp and size. Very nice staff and a great little cafe

Nice vibe, great coffee. The flat white was (at least) twice the amount that I’m used to, still had a great coffee taste all through without it coming over as milky.

Espresso and Double shot flat white. Time to change you coffee brand. Unfortunately the double shot was bland and milky. How ever their food is a 10. Try the Pulled Pork protein bowl... fabulous.

Best cafe Suspension Espresso in newcastle for 2016

Great little chilled cafe.. outdoor indoor space, easy menu, and a nice little house roasted ice long black

Decent coffee, though on the small side. Great vibe and aesthetic in line with the Islington feel - not trying too hard to be cool - unlike some of the patrons.

Best cafe zaaki espresso in newcastle for 2016

Coffee was lovely and the smashed avocado with the lovely middle-eastern spice touches was beautiful. Despite the rather Spartan atmosphere the service was friendly and prompt.

Best cafe Corner Lane Espresso in newcastle for 2016

This place delivers day after day. Consistently good coffee and impeccable personal service. Love “The Laners’ Gazette” posted on the walls. Great community vibe.

#15

Welsh Blacks

Cooks Hill

Best cafe Welsh Blacks in newcastle for 2016

A great little corner spot on bull and Corlette streets Unison coffee, a beautiful synesso, an eK.. perfect set up, my pic was a little light and the espresso a little under extracted, despite being measured out.. great service and friendly staff

What has happened to this place? Used to serve great coffee now coffee is very poor. No vibe. Was once crowded now empty. Sad.

#16

The Press

Newcastle

Best cafe The Press in newcastle for 2016

Great coffee, friendly service and a warm inviting environment surrounded by books and old world charm. A must visit if you’re in the area

Best cafe One Penny Black in newcastle for 2016

Best cafe Black Circle Cafe in newcastle for 2016

Sweet musical vibes and nice atmosphere.. friendly service and my piccolo had some nice depth and body

Amazing, delicious, cool. Totally saved me during a lengthy stay in Newcastle due to family health. Awesome coffee :)

#19

The Locale

New Lambton

Best cafe The Locale in newcastle for 2016

Food was absolutely fantastic, service was friendly and efficient, coffee was a little light and made a little hot, but my espresso was nice

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