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Blackbird Artisan Bakery

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
+61 2 4934 5238
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“preserves” (2 reviews)
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this location as it was recommended by friends. We thought the service and food was average.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our breakfast were delicious and the chef even gave us extra hollandaise sauce which is divine, and the dessert she recommended sourdough donuts with chocolate caviar is so yummy we had it at home with ice cream just beautiful. Thank you and we'll be back...More

Thank jalkaandkona
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Only had a basic snack (chips & tea), both good. Chips as fresh wedges, tasty and crispy. Pot of tea had 3 and a half cups worth so good value.

Thank simplyjewelry
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Best decaf coffee in the area! Usually decaf coffee has a hint of bitterness due to the difficulty roasting the decaf bean. Never tasted such smooth fresh decaf coffee! Already knew that the bread baked here was a unique treat, and the coffee has exceeded...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We went as a group of eight today for lunch , placed our order first 2 meals came out in 15mins after another 30 minutes young waitress came over and said we have no brioche can we get you something else , 50 minutes after...More

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We arrived at 8.40am for breakfast, there were only 6 other people in the cafe. my first choice (granola & fruit) was not available & so I chose the waffles with fruit, this was not available either! So I ordered the same as my husband(Moroccan...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We found this place right next to the old Maitland Gaol. We just wanted a coffee but stayed for lunch. We were going to order to of the Antipasto platers for our group (5) but the owner said that since we were going to do...More

Thank Timothy A
BlackbirdArtisan, Owner at Blackbird Artisan Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you sincerely! - we appreciate your review and look forward to making your belly smile; again, & again, and again! Carolyn Scott

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

After a really long gap of not visiting this cafe we decided to give it another try for morning tea. The gluten free food offering here was fantastic and so were the scones. The drinks were also very good. Service really lets this cafe down....More

Thank APar31
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We ordered a beef pie and it was burnt. The contents barely half filled the pastry and it lacked any sort of flavour. Also ordered a pork, fennel and apple sausage roll which was bland and dry and left me with a bad taste in...More

Thank turns57
Reviewed 25 August 2017

What a great place to have lunch or breakfast, The patisseries are fantastic, the bread amazing. The chocolate croissants , the flourless cakes, every thing is to die for.

Thank lagfleur
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Maitland  >  East Maitland
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4934 5238
  • E-mail
Blackbird Artisan Bakery, The Worlds First Artisan Bakery in a Gaol Experience a world where Historic landmark Maitland Gaol intertwines with World Class Modern Australian Cuisine where you can truly let your taste buds soar Renown for our World Class Sourdough and small handmade bakery goods, Blackbird Artisan Bakery produces the finest sweet and savoury treats that will truly 'make your belly smile' in true Artisan style! Everything made from scratch using high quality ingredients - whole eggs, real butter, high quality single origin flour, Australian Almond meal, Australian Hazelnut Meal and Belgium Chocolate Our seasonal menu offers a breakfast selection, lunch boards, crisp salads, lunch boards, pastries and speciality treats you won't find anywhere else alongside the best in local entertainment ranging from Music to Theatre and even Foodie Evenings such as Wine connoisseur Debates and Cheese Tastings Join our Loyalty Club 'The Aviary' and enjoy 10% off any time you dine, VIP members only events and the chance to win dining credit each month, plus many more exciting benefits only our members know about
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