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Core espresso

162 Darby Street, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4929 5125
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“darby street” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
162 Darby Street, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This little cafe has a lovely ambience and it's clear this is a place where the people who run the show really do have a genuine interest in their business and their customers. The service was sincerely friendly. I was having an indecisive afternoon and...More

Thank katechook
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We recently visited Newcastle and found this lovely coffee shop. Great coffee and the owners were very friendly and helpful with places to take my three pre-teenage boys!. Such lovely service that when I asked where a bakery was to buy some sourdough, they provided...More

1  Thank Jacobs052015
Richard R, Owner at Core espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thankyou so much for review , we are happy that you found our little cafe and could feel like a home away from ! Happy travels back to Canberra and look forward to catching you next school holidays ✌️ Core espresso team

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

..so go when you're not in a hurry. Even when the place is nearly empty it's not lightning fast, but if there's a crowd take a book to read

1  Thank Scott P
Richard R, Owner at Core espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for your review , I do apologies for our speed and look to improve this with our team . We look forward to seeing you again soon Core espresso

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure what the training provided on bulletproof coffee is here but mine was terrible, the oils hadn't been adequately emulsified through through the butter and coffee and it lacked the froth on top and was replaced by an oil slick looking disaster. The...More

1  Thank Hooooge
Richard R, Owner at Core espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi We are so sorry for your experience and invite you back for 2 free bullet proof coffees ! This must have been a production mistake and fully apologize as we always enough our bullet proof coffees are emulsified for 30 seconds in a high...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

As my other reviews point out...i don't suffer lazy cooking/menus or tardy service. I expect food that i am not able to whip up myself at home, chefs are meant to be pro's after all!? Anyway Core is located in the old Honeybee store; aesthetics...More

Thank Jimbones M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee before an explore of Darby street. Gentlemen were wonderful. I changed my mind and sat in to eat my coffee, and offered to change it from a take away cup - which is declined. Will be back. Thanks again!

Thank Madeline H
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Been looking around at a few places in Newcastle for great coffee, and this is one of them. For a long black in a mug I paid $4.5 which is on the steep side in my books, but I would treat myself here every now...More

Thank Aaron N
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I've just left this little funky & quaint coffee shop, I ordered & received quite quickly a large flat white it's wonderful, I'm unsure what food they offer, I did see a few cakes that look scrumptious, staff were polite, I will return at some...More

Thank Jeff C
Richard R, Owner at Core espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for your review We look forward to seeing again soon

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Such a good location right on Darby st. Great vibe, delicious food and coffee and always good service :)

Thank Rod C
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Friendly staff, interesting menu with healthy options. 4 of us had brunch - the favourite dish was poached eggs on sour dour with beetroot and feta. The bacon and egg roll went down well.

Thank KiwiGs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Darby Street, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 5125
Specialty coffee , cold pressed juices beautiful simple produce cooked well with diverse choice of breakfast and lunch options from health ~ nourishing bowls ,salads , brisket burgers , sourdough toasted sandwiches and signature poached eggs using Local bio-dynamic eggs and quality produce Hand selected Produce is key at core
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