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Blackbird Artisan Bakery

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
+61 2 4934 5238
08:00 - 16:00
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The owner talks so disrespectful to her staff. The quality of the food was bad with a long wait time even though it wasnt busy. Ordered vegetarian but tasted like meat so they didnt bother to wash stuff or cared for my dietary requirements. All together a horrible experience. First timer and will never be back

Thank Barbieless
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Maitland take the time to find this gem we had a wonderful breakfast here Eggs and Bacon cooked perfectly wonderful toast so good we bought a loaf to take with us and fabulous coffee highly recommend

Thank margaret n
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a couple of hours spent exploring the gaol, we decided we needed refreshments, so wandered into the Blackbird Bakery, which is actually housed in the former prison officers' dining area, outside the gaol walls. I do hope this place can make a success of the venture here - it's not all that well sign-posted and I believe they have... More 

Thank Ruth B
Hunter Valley, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My neighbour and I went out for morning tea and had the toasted banana bread and a fantastic cup of coffee.It was so fresh, and HUGE! Accompanying it were fresh blueberries, lemon curd and butter. Value for money it was a great deal at only $6. Loved every mouthful.

Thank Kazo14
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having visited to buy sourdough bread previously, we decided to return, both for breakfast and more sourdough. We both had the same, bacon, eggs, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, champignons, chorizo, baby spinach all served with sourdough lightly toasted. The food is cooked fresh with each order, the papers are there for you to read whilst waiting, be prepared to wait... More 

Thank Diane B
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lucked out finding this place next door to the Gaol where we'd just done a tour. The Chef couldn't have been more helpful and suggested it was no problem doing a Ploughman's for my son who had a hankering. To top it off she handed us two Belgium Sour Dough rolls to take home as she had them left over... More 

Thank Birchgrove2
Maitland, Australia
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206 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our last visit was four years ago when we were less than impressed with the service. Seeing some good recent reviews we decided to give it another go - but I doubt we will be bothered going back again there are many better organised places around :-( We arrived at 1230 for lunch - there were two other diners who... More 

Thank Geoff_Heather
Maitland, Australia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Often head here for break but the absolute clincher came when I went there for bread one Sunday morning thinking I was actually too tired to make breaks when I got home. The chef whipped us up a full breakfast for three to take away. So, so, so good.

Thank Brad B
Maitland, Australia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very nice & interesting place to eat. Very nice menu. Lovely food beautifully presented. Friendly helpful staff.

Thank rosaleawalter
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went there for brunch the food was delicious and the service good, but the atmosphere of the room was amazinging, it was raining at the time and the water gently running down the glass ceiling was so pretty. We liked the venue so much that my daughter is booking it for her wedding

Thank Tamara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
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
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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