Rebecca's Guide to Newy

When it comes to food, Newcastle has you covered. The city hosts a huge variety of places to eat and here are some of the best local recommendations:
Coffee and light refreshments
Blue door café on Hunter street and Three monkeys café on Darby street are the two most popular cafes in Newy, with a great range of meals and smashing coffee! Wanting a fast and satisfying snack? Head to Papa’s Bagel Bar on Hunter street for a quick and delicious bite to eat. Have a sweet tooth? No worries, Dough Heads has got you covered. Head over to their shop at the Junction and marvel in the wonderfully creative concoctions they come up with.
Heartier meals
If you’re looking for something on the healthier side Momo Wholefood on Hunter Street has a huge variety of nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch and is a fantastic option for vegans. Whether you had a late one the night before, or you’re just craving some grease, head over to Rascals on King street for a cracking burger. If you’re feeling like getting dressed up and going for a classy meal Restaurant Mason has got you covered. If you’re on a bit of a budget and wanting to eat like a true local, go check out Raj’s at either Darby street or Beaumont Street for some delicious, authentic Indian Cuisine (they’re cheesecake is also
fabulous). For those of you who might be wanting something a little different, Hey Zeus on King Street is home to Newcastle’s first self-serve Mexican fast food restaurant. For dessert Popolo artisan gelataria on King street offers a great selection of handmade authentic Italian gelato, with vegan option available as well!
With a spattering of speakeasy’s, clubs and more laid back bars, Newcastle is a great place to explore at night. If you’re looking for something a little out of the way, The Kotetsu and Coal and Cedar are both small speakeasy’s located on Hunter Street. They have a great selection of in house cocktails and classic drinks to suit all your needs. Kitami on King Street is a fantastic bar to visit if you also fancy chowing down on some authentic Japanese cuisine whilst sipping on a tasty cocktail. For something a bit more laid back, The Edwards on Parry Street or the Foghorn Brewhouse on King Street both offer a delicious menu and an awesome, chilled vibe. And for those of you wanting a bit of a boogie after the festival has closed for the day, head over the Finnegans Hotel on the Corner of Darby and King Street.
Extra things to do
Newcastle is a beautiful coastal city and you’d be really missing out if you didn’t go for a quick dip at one of our many beautiful beaches. If you don’t fancy a swim, however, but still want to see some stunning views, you can always walk along the ANZAC memorial walk at Bar Beach. For our little kids and big kids alike, visit the Newcastle museum for some fantastic hands-on exhibition fun (and not to mention the free entry). The Foreshore is also another beautiful spot to walk along and is dog and bike friendly.
Rebecca Sutherland #CTF2017 Volunteer

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