Heya Novocastrians,Novocastrians Who Brunch is excited to be a new regular feature in Newcastle Mirage’s street magazine highlighting all things Newcastle. I am just a Newcastle girl and some friends who love to try new and old brunch/ breakfast haunts in Newcastle and love to highlight and share my opinions on them. Every month you can read my favourite pick for the month. If you need a weekly fix go to our blog at: novocastrianswhobrunch.blogspot.com.au, follow on FB page: Novocastrians Who Brunch or our Instagram: @novocastrianswhobrunch.
This month’s favourite is a hipster Cuban café in Newcastle West, The Social: Newcastle West on 774 Hunter St On COFFEE I had high expectations for The Social's coffee, it being the sister cafe' to Sprocket near the mall on Hunter St.Great coffee, great coffee. To got her usual piccolo which had a lovely aroma, it was very smooth and strong. I got my usual cappuccino. It was a great coffee however mine was slightly weak for my liking. It is better to order a double shot cappuccino to really enjoy their amazing smooth coffee. Great coffee overall, we give an overall rating of 8/10. On FOOD The Social's morning menu is a good mixture of brunch and breakfast options. I got the tortilla with beef and chorizo. I did not want to stop eating when I was full. It was very big and very tasty. I must say one of the best breakfast burrito/ tortilla I have had in Newcastle. I definitely recommend this to everyone who loves a good breakfast burrito. To was quite boring with her brunch choice and got toast and Vegemite. She enjoyed it, nice bread good amount of Vegemite. Overall food was 9/10 easy. I can not wait to go try other breakfast options! On ATMOSPHERE From everywhere I have had brunch or breakfast I must say The Social had it's own unique feel about it. It successfully gives you a taste of hipstered Cuban flavour. Almost all the booth like tables with the 'bus seats' have dominoes. It had a really relaxed cool feel about the place. I recommend going for a chilled chat with a friend over dominoes or go for a casual coffee and something extra over the paper. Must give The Social's atmosphere a rating of5/5 easy. The BRUNCH BREAKDOWN All in all the breakfast, the coffee and the atmosphere comes together beautifully. The Social's breakfast tortilla I am still drooling over; their smooth coffee aroma and unique atmosphere is a must go for Novocastrians who love to brunch. The Social's overall rating is a solid 22/25. Brunch on Newcastle, Ja and Company xoxo.