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Street Art

Feel like taking a walk and stumbling on some great art works. I suggest starting in the Hunter St Mall. Walk along and check out the side lanes, plenty of art to find, stop for a coffee at a little cafe or buy a little something for yourself or friend.IMG_6149 IMG_6153 IMG_6152 IMG_6151 IMG_6154


Side Pocket Espresso

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Want a pilgrimage experience to a little coffee hide-away for a sneaky, quiet coffee?  Try this unusual location, pull into the servo parking lot and find this coffee nook near the pet store.


9/286-292 Maitland Rd


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Uprising Kitchen & Bakery, has been around for a while, producing their own breads and pastries, with a distinct quality only found in produce made with love. The bread is crusty and substantial, the tarts crumbly and not too sweet. Yet the item I can’t go past is the flakey, buttery croissant. All made on site. The cafe is modern, light and fresh, with a little room for kids to move in the surrounding courtyard. If your like me and have a couple of little ones grab your coffee and pastries and walk a few metres down to the nearby play area. (Milford St). Wednesday – Friday 7am-2pm.┬áSaturday – Sunday 9am-2pm.

21-25 Downie Street Maryville

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Double Shot Express’O

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Opening three weeks ago this cool espresso bar is just the change Swansea needs. Caffeine is the specialty, serving Peaberry’s beans who can resist? Some snacks are available and the designer painted lounges are very cool. If your passing through and need a coffee or light snack, this is the spot.

132 Pacific Highway

They also have another espresso bar in Belmont:

555 Pacific Highway







Paleo Cafe

The Paleo Cafe is all about healthy eating. great for all to enjoy especially if your dairy free, gluten-free or allergic to additives. A great selection of food and drinks in a fresh and vibrant setting.


52 Clearly street Hamilton.





Caves Beach

Over the school holidays I rediscovered a beach from my childhood, Caves Beach. Now everyone I have spoken to knows the resort on the beach but very few venture past this to the Surf Club and Cafe. This is the real hidden gem. With a perfect grassed picnic and BBQ area, lots of shade, amenities, caves to explore, gorgeous beach and great food (best burger I have had in years). This spot is perfect of a day at the beach. I recommend getting there early to get a good park. Once in Caves Beach follow signs to the Resort, got past it and all the way to the end of the car park, follow signs to cafe.


The Press

A cafe that encourages you to take your time, what a change from the rush of most. There is an endless supply of reading material, so if your alone no need to re-read the paper or an old issue of New Idea. Grab a book you might find the great read you have been looking for. The Press Espresso & Second-hand Books.

462 Hunter Street, Newcastle. 2300

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