Toni’s Cafe was situated at 93 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW Australia, from c. 1940 – 1947.
I was made aware of Toni’s Cafe while searching Trove. A double page promotion of the cafe stated it was at 93 Hunter St, “Between Bolton and Newcomen Streets”. By the odd number I worked out it was on the southern side of Hunter St, maybe opposite Ell’s where a current day cafe has been operating for many years. I was wrong by a few doors. With the help someone on the Lost Newcastle Facebook group, I was able to work out that Toni’s Cafe closed c 1949 and changed into the Treasury Cafe, and the address of the T.C. was, you guessed it, 93 Hunter Street. Today, 93 Hunter Street is the address of The Deck Homewares and Fashion. Before it was Toni’s Cafe it was a wine bar called, “The Wine Bar” run by a John Craydon.
Here is the current day street view of the building:
Here is the link to the full article from the Newcastle Morning Herald, 2 May 1940
Research © Matthew Ward, 2017