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Zinc Cafe & Restaurant

135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2227
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed December 25, 2017

So glad they're closing down. They had very little vego options so i got sourdough and avocado on the side. the avo alone cost me $4 and it was 3 little slices, less than a 1/4 of a whole avocado! It took over an hour...More

Thank Ashleigh R
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd try something different from our usual place Goldburgs last night. Throughly disappointed with the quality and service. Not only did we have to wait over 50 minutes for our meals to come (Gnocchi and Beef Nachos) which could have been forgiven if the...More

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Lots of vegan, vego and gluten free options! Salads, pizza, burgers and drinks galore!! The fresh juices are delicious and the staff are happy to modify for you! All staff were friendly and professional. Quick service but not made to feel like you have to...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious brunch out in a sunny part of the Courtyard. My husband had the Big Breakfast. It was served with house made baked beans that were fantastic. I had Eggs Benedict. The eggs were cooked just right. The staff at Zinc are...More

Thank Danielle G
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with breakfast menu. Chose some healthy options and beautiful and colourful dishes came out. Service was fine too, good experience all round .

Thank Jop W
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Really nice coffee and great eggs benedict. We chose thus Cafe because it was less expensive than others nearby. The poached eggs were perfect.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

This evening I enjoyed a succulent Scotch fillet, served medium rare. Simply served, the steak stood on its own merits. Recommended.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Made my dining judgement on what seemed from the outside to be a vibrant restaurant - boy did I get it wrong! Ordered two medium well scotch fillets which we thought was a safe menu call. They turned up pale, bloody,sinewy and so tough they...More

Thank Paul_M_11
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We have tried to give Zinc a chance visiting a few times to see if they might improve but alas it has not. Good cafe food is not exactly the most difficult thing to produce but Zinc really lets Newcastle's premier cafe strip down. I...More

Thank Loulee
Reviewed June 2, 2017

We have dined here for breakfast a few times now with family and each time the food has been fantastic. Staff very pleasant. Quick service. Will definitely dine here again.

Thank Cheryl H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4926 2227
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