Ground Floor - Novocastrians Who Brunch by Kian West

Ahhhh Ground Floor coffee. If you see a lot of cyclists at a coffee place you know the coffee is going to be good! Ground floor never disappoints with coffee. I must admit I am a bit of a frequent at Ground floor their coffee and they haven't disappointed yet! Always smooth and nice and strong perfect perk me up, especially if it's with a little sweet something something on the side. Double trouble with two cappuccinos for Dutchy and myself. Our coffee rating 9/10.

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Novocastrians Who Brunch - The Edwards by Kian West


Hey Novocastrians,  This review is a favourite from March I hope you all enjoy it. A highly recommended brunch spot!

By Ja and guest Dutchy on The Edwards...

The Edwards is down from Marketown148 Parry St Newcastle.



Before the breakfast Ja got an iced coffee and Dutchy got a small cappuccino. I really enjoyed my iced coffee and Dutchy expected a bit more from her coffee. We were loving the whole atmosphere and space of the Edwards so we stayed for another coffee after our breakfast, Ja got an espresso and Dutchy, another cappuccino. With my espresso I understood where Dutchy was coming from. The coffee was good but we expected awesome coffee from this hispter cafe/bar. We give The Edwards coffee a rating of  7/10. On FOOD

Ja got the mince, bacon and egg on toast and added tomato and Dutchy got a breakfast special: the scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. Ja's breakfast mince had a bolognese sauce with the bacon chopped up through it. Ja's breakfast sounded different but all worked beautifully for a delicious breakfast. Dutchy also enjoyed her scrambled eggs but wished she got the avocado add on. The menu was small but with the specials board gave you enough options. It is not a standard 'big breakfast' or 'pancakes' place. After finishing our breakfast we saw the muffins... we had to try one... AH-MAZING! We shared the fig and nut muffin with a hint of ginger which reminded Dutchy of her Dutch sweets. For food we give 9/10.


The Edwards tops our hipster awesome radar. They've turned the big warehouse space into a funky hipster cafe/bar that doesn't feel empty or too cramped. It fits both the breakfast/lunch scene and the new hipster bar scene which is on the rise in Newcastle (loving it). We give the Edwards 6/5! Off the charts for us, very well put together!

Side Note: We've also heard The Edwards night bar scene is pumping, very keen to come back and check it out at night!


You want to stay and catch up and order that extra coffee and (ah-mazing) muffin at The Edwards due to the atmosphere. The atmosphere along with the interesting and delicious breakfast menu will make you want to come back next weekend for catch-ups. Coffee is good, not great (our annoying high standards). All in all our overall rating is 22/25.


Brunch on Newcastle,

Ja and Company xoxo.



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 BREAKDOWNnm_web_images_3 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.