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Alexandra Gibson3 years ago

Find yourself in these unconventional cafes in town

Ordering a meal at an usual cafe can sometimes become pretty repetitive and boring, to say the least. Jazz up your morning with these three cafes in disguise that aren't what they seem. Venture out into these secret spots where you can try something completely different and delicious.

Wickham Motorcycle Cafe

Wall of motorcycles, Wickham's Motorcycle Cafe
Wall of motorcycles, Wickham Motorcycle Cafe

If you’re into wheelies then this might just be the cafe for you. Get out of your vehicle to order a coffee and meal and sit down among some pristine motorcycles. Wickham Motorcycle Cafe has a quirky fit-out that is a hybrid combination of a motorcycle museum and retro coffee shop. So, get the day started at 7am and surround yourself with good friends and great food. Look around the cafe and view bikes of all ages from all over the world. Their forte is quality coffee that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. By sourcing organic beans that are Rainforest Alliance certified, you are able to sit down or grab a takeaway with the sweet aroma of a latte. Collaborating with an award-winning local roaster, there is no doubt that this cafe brings you the best coffee in Newcastle that has locals and tourists coming back for more.
Where: 3 Throsby Street, Wickham NSW 2293

Paymasters Restaurant

Order a coffee at this establishment, Paymaster's Cafe - Newcastle
Order a coffee at this establishment, Paymaster’s Restaurant – Newcastle

Although Paymasters is extremely popular, you should keep your eye out for it as it located away from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle CBD. But, this is not a regular cafe restaurant where you can just pop in for a coffee. At Paymasters you will find yourself surrounded in a heritage-listed building on the site of the Old Convict Lumbar Yard. You can experience the old and the new all in one sitting by having a look at four different types of menus that are sure to leave you with too many choices and not enough decisions. If the only time you can manage to head to Paymasters is on the weekend then you simply must try their weekend breakfast menu which has fifteen different types of breakfasts to choose from. A popular choice for regulars is the eggs benedict Paymaster’s style, including two poached eggs, toasted sourdough, wilted spinach, sundried tomato and honeyed leg ham with hollandaise sauce to top it off. After your large morning meal you can head out to bask in the scenery of the area and burn off those extra calories.
Where: 18 Bond Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Harry’s Cafe de Wheels

Grab a hotdog to go, Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Newcastle
Grab a hotdog to go, Harry’s Cafe de Wheels – Newcastle

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at this crazy cafe that is influenced by fast food in Australia. The concept, originally started by Harry Edwards, was to create a caravan cafe where people could grab a cheap feed and snack to eat. Now expanding all over the state, Harry’s Cafe de Wheels serves up quality street food. Gather all of your friends and try the best combination of pies, pasties and hot dogs around. Don’t get caught out waiting for a table to order meals with your mates at a regular cafe, simply stand in line for a few minutes while your street food is prepared fresh and fast. You won’t find a fancy breakfast here; however, Harry’s promises you every bite of your perfectly made hotdog served at brunch is going to be sensational. Just don’t forget to ask for mustard!
Where: 199 Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW 2300

Know another interesting cafe to visit? Tell us your favourite place to visit for a coffee in Newcastle.

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