A list of Newcastle CBD cafes, most no longer in existence although the buildings may still be there.


Astoria Cafe, SW cnr Hunter & Newcomen Sts. @ 2017 the Ground Floor Cafe.

Bank Corner Cafe, 699 Hunter St, near Rice’s Books, 1930s. Building still there, vacant.

Bowery 1950s/ Pepperina 1990s, Bolton St. @ 2017, a law firm.

Brown Darby Cafe, Hunter Street, near the Clarendon Hotel. Demolished after the 1989 Earthquake..

The Coffee Inn, Hunter Street (opp. Post Office)

Embassy Cafe, Hunter Street. @ 2017, still running as the Embassy Cafe.

Hotcakes Tearooms, 685 Hunter St, 1929

Kurt’s Coffee Lounge, Devonshire Lane / Street. Building still there, bought in 2016

Kosciusko Cafe, Telford or Pacific St. Demolished in the late 1970s to make way for the then new Pacific Park.

Lighthouse Coffee Lounge, Union Street (see photo, Sternbeck 1986, to add)

Myola Cafe, Newcomen St. @ 2017, where Harbourside Trimmers is. (See photo below, NMH, 23/2/1939). Demolished c. 1950s

Myola Cafe

Myola Cafe

Niagara Cafe, N side of Hunter St, part of the Hotel Hunter building, between Market & Newcomen Sts. Building now a spices vendor.

Paris Cafe, Perkins Street (I believe where the Temperance Hotel was, later the Doll Hospital). @ 2017, for the last couple of years has been the Vinyl Cafe.

Rudy Rico, Perkins St, 1947, run by Jerry Cominos

Toni’s Cafe, 93 Hunter Street, Opp Ells, 1940-1949. @ 2017, building still there I believe.

Wattle Cafe, SE cnr Hunter and Telford Sts,


Research by Matthew Ward