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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Door 34


Best cafe Door 34 in newcastle for 2016

After being pointed here I understand what it’s all about. Small shop, great coffee, friendly vibes.

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


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!

Best cafe Xtraction Espresso in newcastle for 2016

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

Always guaranteed a perfect drop at Extraction! Highly recommend!

Kenn and the krew made us feel like family. The coffee is not only spot on but Kenns knowledge and passion for coffee was paramount. Thanks for a great start to our day. Our coffees for the morning were: Long black SO, LB blend, Latte extra shot, FW almond, FW, and piccolo. The filter brew was pretty good too.


Esther C


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

I’ve been visiting Cargo in Redhead for a while now and the coffee is always great. Also love the Chai Latte!! Perfect location too!

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

Great little short Mac.. a nice acidic hit up front with a mellow finish, good food, nice staff..

Great coffee. Great breakfast too. If the weather is nice, sit in the back courtyard

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

Ethiopian espresso was a fairly tight shot with maybe a bit of caramel and mild acidity. FW was ok but nothing special.

Double Espresso. A little bitter, but a good temperature, and rich crema.


Welsh Blacks

Cooks Hill

Best cafe Welsh Blacks in newcastle for 2016

Have had a few from welsh blacks but yesterday’s totally underwhelmed me. Add that to impossible parking to allow ducking in to get it and it isn’t great

Tristan, the owner, is probably one of the best baristas in Newcastle. He obsesses over coffee and it shows in what is probably one of Newcastle best cups of coffee. It’s a great spot to enjoy the sun on lovely Bull St and meet up with friends. If you’re in town check it out!

Used to be my local for 11/10 coffee & delicious food - but new owners have destroyed it. Coffee is below average, plenty of better places close by. Real shame!


The Press


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

I love the service here and the music and most of all the COFFEE it is reliably amazing every time.

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


The Locale

New Lambton

Best cafe The Locale in newcastle for 2016

I've been here 5 times now and the service is always grumpy and very slow. Food and coffee just OK, so many better options in this area.

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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