Newcastle Coffee

Rediscover Newcastle’s CBD, by Zoe Drew by Newcastle Discovered

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Newcastle has been reborn. The clouds of concrete dust have cleared, infrastructure torn down and we are free to roam the streets of the CBD. It’s been a tough ride for local businesses who had access cut off by roadworks, but the launch of The Station signifies a refreshed city. Call up your squad and support small businesses by rediscovering the hidden gems of the Newcastle.

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Newcastle Coffee Snobs vs. The Barn by Michelle Kot

Every now and then you find a café that doesn’t have a complicated, coded, punny name and just calls it like it is. The Barn at Adamstown does exactly that, and it’s catching on as a foodie haven, according to the herds inside. The friendly owners used to run the funky Bondwood travelling van on the front lawn, but now they’ve moved inside to roost, making it a bespoke home of live music, big group tables and community vibes.

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Newcastle Coffee Snobs vs. Corner House by Michelle Kot

As a young lass, the ‘corner shop’ for me was a haven of hot chips and a pretty good haul of a bag of mixed lollies for 20 cents. Today, in the age of smashed Vegemite on a chopping board, you can get so much more from your corner store – or, in this case, the ‘Corner House’ we visited last month on the corner of Union and Laman Streets, Cooks Hill.

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Newcastle Coffee Snobs vs. Roule by Maillot Juane by Michelle Kot

Whether you roll in on two wheels, four or your own two hooves, the first thing you’ll notice about Roulé by Maillot Juane is its Millennium Falcon-like machine on the bench: The Slayer. Owners Mark and Dave know that in Australia milk-based coffee is king; this machine caters to that and is the first of its kind on the market.

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The Olive Tree Market Returns Tomorrow by Brooke Tunbridge

Markets are a perfect way to support local businesses, indulge in great food, company, live music and find creative folk making cool things.

The Olive Tree Market is back for 2018 with the first market of the new year being held tomorrow (February 3rd) at Civic Park 9-3pm. A strong theme for this month's market is the importance of reusing. Many stallholders have their own creative way of helping the planet, as you'll learn below.

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