Newtown knows how to do great cafes! Trendy, yet understated, the breakfast, brunch and lunch scene in this hip inner west suburb is a joy to partake in. Serving up great coffee and delicous food inspired by cuisines from all around the world, all of the best cafes in Newtown offer great vibes and unique dining experiences. Whether you are after a quick pad Thai, or a delicious poke bowl, there is something to satisfy all tastes. Here are a few venues you should definitely check out.
A no frills cosy coffee and foodhouse at 2-4 King St, Newtown, and passionate about presentation. All day breakfasts from 8am onwards made from fresh and seasonal ingredients, dine in or takeaway. Locals, returning again and again, describe the dishes as “heavenly” and “awesome”. Delivery available, and groups welcome.
2-4 King St, Newtown
Chill Café is a friendly and relaxed restaurant and bar at 477 King Street, with a child friendly menu, tasty vegan options, and an extensive coffee and breakfast menu. Lunches are quick and generous and affordable, and include sandwiches, salads, burgers pasta, soup, and everything coffee from brewed to babycino.
477 King St, Newtown
The generous and confident Soul Brew on Australia Street brings a South Asian influence to all things brunch, think Thai Corn Fritters and Confit or Ocean Trout Poached Eggs and Avi on toast. Soul Brew present their own house blend coffee beans. Open by 7 on weekdays and 8 on weekends.
243 Australia St, Newtown
An attractive corner café on Wilston Street offering food, coffee, and tea in a quiet and tranquil setting. They serve beautifully plated breakfast, brunch and lunch treats, opening by 7 on weekdays, 8 on weekends, and usually closing by 3. The French toast is something to return for and highly recommended.
187 Wilson St, Newtown
Locals meet often at the quirky Wolf & Honeybee in Edgeware Road, where local produce is stocked and sold, and unconventional fresh and organic menus are enjoyed inside and out. This café and gallery support many local businesses and artists, and you can enjoy marvellous artisan coffees, think Lemony, Medium-Bodied Espresso.
206 Edgeware Rd, Newtown
The Soulmate, on Phillip St, Newtown, offer an experienced menu of classics done well. Somehow they manage to coax complex flavours from simple dishes, think Mushroom Toastie with mushrooms, kale butter, confit garlic pickled onion provolone and chilli oil . Coffees are built on their house blend, Single O. Dogs welcome.
Unit 12/39 Phillip St, Newtown
One Another is an airy and attractive high quality café, with everything made in-house. Located on Wilston Street on a peaceful corner, they offer housemade pastries and have just introduced a new espresso and vanilla bean cruller. Coffee is by Sample Coffee, and they offer craft teas, and fruit juices.
shop 1/131 Wilson St, Newtown
A combined restaurant and workshop on Whateley St for diners and motorcycle enthusiasts. The Rising Sun provides space, tools, and motorcycle knowledge as well as a la carte, and general menus which impress the foodies. They regularly seek out local winemakers, roasters, distillers, brewers, and growers to supply their kitchen.
1C Whateley St, Newtown
The Rolling Penny is a “hipster little joint” located in King St, Newtown, and offers a divine selection of desserts and bakes, coffees, and brunches. The beautiful main wall artwork is by artist, Scotty Nagy. A subtle and healthy menu: do not miss the Divorced Eggs and coffee blood orange curd.
583A King St, Newtown
Hoochie Mamma, on 156 Missenden Rd, Newtown, is a fully licensed café near the Sydney University and the RPA hospital, with a European inspired menu, house blended coffee beans, and coffee, desserts, pastas and burgers. It is The Place for brunch and wonderfully “built” drinks from a excellent (licensed) drinks list.
156 Missenden Rd, Newtown
The Cuckoo Callay on King St is a 7 day coffeehouse near the Newtown train station. They offer a funky and fun menu; if you’re puzzled by “Rollin with my Homies”, or “George’s Gorgeous Cousin”, or “Reubs in the Moo”, come and try them. They even offer great dog treats.
324A King St, Newtown
An Independent roastery in King Street, with wholesale and retail roasting principles and sourcing ethics. Grace & Taylor are passionate about coffee culture; they purchase green coffee for roasting (with fair dealings with growers), which you can buy inhouse or online. The espresso bar menu offers great food and artisan drinks.
Tags: Specialty Coffee Roaster
The award winning Flour Drum offers handmade treats in a blissful garden setting on King Street. All pastries, cakes, biscuits, jams and pasta are made by hand, and the bread and artisan coffee are all sourced locally. Flour Drum offer Australian wines, local beers and the iconic 1.2kg jumbo M&M cookie.
Ferah is a Middle Eastern garden foodhouse on King Street. They offer all day dining with a fresh, fragrant, and generous menu which consistently pleases guests. They offer vegetarian and vegan dishes but are most renowned for their lavish Turkish breakfast platter, a feast of textured and spicy Turkish food.
Deans Diner on King Street is an old school hamburger diner with old fashioned large and satisfying hamburgers, which you can order inhouse or online. With the old “milkbar” atmosphere, Deans Diner is the late night place for something reliable and restorative. Fish and chips and nice desserts also available.
385 King St, Newtown
A cosy and chic gourmet foodhouse on King Street, Café Paci is dine in only and open till late (no takeaway). The a la carte menu is fancy, think rye taco, ox tongue, and sauerkraut and is presented as small individual course dishes that have the foodies breathless and raving.
131 King St, Newtown
Specialty roasters at 6-8 O’Connell St, Newtown, who do magnificent brunches, creative pastries and their own specialty roasted beans. Their bakery and brunch offerings include the popular green bowls, black puddings, and apple and cocoa bircher, all served in a light and airy setting. Everything is sustainably and ethically sourced.
6-8 O'Connell St, Newtown