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AU$3 - AU$20
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews bruschetta eggs benedict super delicious food great coffee generous portions mocha cucumber sourdough brekkie cream
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

My daughter and I dropped in around lunch time, I had the Eggs Benedict 1/2 serving, I think the eggs were a little under done on both dishes, My daughter the Bruschetta, my daughter loved the added cucumber, a nice touch, but would have loved...to be asked if she would like balsamic, the young girl serving very nice, new I think as the iced matcha with cream, the cream was stirred through the drink, could have done with more ice? rather than on top, but what was a shame, never got a confirmed total when I ordered, which was not a problem until I checked my bank account some days later, it seemed I was charged for the full Eggs Benedict when I only got a 1/2 meaning (1) egg, (1) slice of sourdough.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Was looking forward to my eggs Benedict this morning. Unfortunately I didn’t get them. Extremely disappointed with the chef not being able to poach an egg. The first egg was completely raw, the raw egg white ran all over the rest of the meal. I...took it back they tried again. Second one no better at all, same story. Wasn’t going to try a third time just walked out (after paying) Won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2022

Best coffee for miles! Super delicious food, so fresh, so tasty! Highly recommend the fresh fish (barramundi) chips & salad. Yummo. My husband recently had the ribs. Fantastic. Very friendly accommodating staff!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Breakfast early on a Sunday morning. Lovely food, fast, extremely friendly service, great coffee. Onleys, eggs Benedict - both on proper sourdough, generous portions. Nice to sit out on the street to people watch.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

Best iced coffees in the area! We love dropping in here for quick bites to eat and coffees. Some of the best coffee in Cessnock!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022 via mobile

A nice spot to stop for Coffee. We had just drinks today, Long Black and Flat White. Of acceptable quality Good service and pleasant but sparse interior with the 'industrial' look.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2021 via mobile

So many issues with this coffee shop that I don’t really know where to begin, but I’ll give it a try. Firstly, customer service was terrible and very rude. Almost felt like we were unwelcome. Secondly the coffee I had was without doubt the worse...coffee I have ever had, to the point where it was undrinkable and I have never until now been unable to finish a coffee. Thirdly the wait for our meals was exceptionally long considering what we had and the number of people in the coffee shop. The one and only positive was that the granola dish I had was beautiful, however this is not enough for me to ever return again. Do not recommend this place at all.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

Found this lovely cafe with a friend while her car was being serviced. We both had the Nachos which not only has the cheese & sour cream, but avocado as well which you don't find very often. We included a cool smoothie as well so...the total cost for our lunch came to $24. We sat outside on a cool but sunny day & found this very COVID compliant as well. Strict sanitising of hands & verification of COVID safe code scanning too, which is a must. Staff were very friendly & I highly recommend this cafe.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021

It wasn't that busy, and waited over an hour for coffee and nearly an hour and a half for a bowl of granola. Strongly recommend you pick another coffee shop.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021

Very friendly staff who accommodated GF/Dairy free dietary needs. Very clear with people regarding COVID Check in and processes, gave confidence. Not a great fan of back ceilings, find them a little dark, however that is person choice and nothing to do with range of...options, service or food quality which is what we were focused on.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2020 via mobile

We visited the cafe on a busy weekend so the service was quite slow. We were excited for the food but they turned out to be very average. The service was hit-and-miss. A mix of accomodating, lovely with unapproachable and unfriendly ones. The coffee was...good, on the other hand.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

The food was good and had generous servings. A bit more pricey than most cafes. One of the servers was very cranky though.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

Sorry but a bit disappointed We travelled from Sydney and I found you due to the amazing reviews you had so we too a detour to Cessnock! This was our cheeseburger today.. No one said it wasn’t on a bun and it said on the...menu “our burgers are huge” so we skipped the chips. A maccas Quarter Pounder is bigger and cheaper than this...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped hear after arriving in the Hunter Valley. Had a bite to eat Snitty Wrap with fries and a coffee. Staff were friendly, food was great especially the Aioli Mayo. They even split the order on two plates for the price of one as we...weren't overly hungry but polished it off.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

Some reviewer who will remain nameless rubbished this place for spilling a bit of coffee on their saucer. Well... I did not pay much attention to that review but I am prompted to contribute mine largely because of the unfairness of that review. On the...contrary I believe this establishment had attention to detail where it counts. The almond cap was beautiful... nice almond milk! Attention to DETAIL: the mushrooms on the big breaking were cooked to perfection. Nice sourdough. I asked for the bacon to be crispy and it WAS! The poached eggs were lovely. Waitstaff was friendly and efficient but too busy to chat much which is fine 😀 Perhaps not the best cafe in the Hunter but certainly right up there. PS I have never been here before the day this review was written. I have no affiliation with the restaurant. However I hate to see a business doing a great job rubbished by some hyoercritcal person who most likely never enjoyed a day in their lives 😂More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Grinders Espresso Bar Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4