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Zinc Cafe & Restaurant

) #274 of 453 Restaurants in Newcastle $$ - $$$ Cafe, , International
135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2227
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“avo smash” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to love this restaurant and to be fair my dining companions enjoyed their meals but my Caesar salad was the worst ever. I think it had French dressing rather than Caesar and there was no parmesan until I asked for it. The crotons...More

Thank tes108
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our breakfast arrived quickly but was inedible. The scrambled eggs were rubbery and my coffee tasted like ash it was that burned. The rosti dish was equally terrible with the potato chewy and full of peppercorns.

Thank megan27lucy
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Worst experience ... service was poor slow and unfriendly. Food after 1hrs plus wait was poor .. couldn't eat the Quinoa and cauliflower rice and the chips were just frozen. After 3 requests for water had to get up and rouse the staff to fetch...More

1  Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went here for lunch.It was veyr quiet so should have taken that as a sign! The food was average and the service was just OK.

Thank TraceyMellon
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I use to hate coming to zinc due to service times. Had waited long periods of time before . Now the service was great , got asked 3 times for coffee and food and the. Got the meals and coffee quiet quickly also. Will be...More

Thank Dragan I
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a quick meal in this very pleasant venue and watched the world go by. Quite a popular place with friendly efficient staff. the pizza I had was scrumptious with a light crispy base. Good coffee and range of wines and beers.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Incredibly poor service, worst I've come across. Staff forgetful, didn't know their products. Told by one that a particualr wine had run out (when asked for the second time for it), asked the next waitperson for the same thing and they served it! Same coffee...More

2  Thank Debra L
Reviewed 22 February 2017

After waiting 40 minutes we finally got our cup of coffee but they still somehow lost the order for our cup of tea. 1 hour 15 minutes passed and still no food. We gave up and left. When we explained why we were leaving care...More

1  Thank pajp159
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Worst experience we've had. Waited 35mins for our coffees which only came after I asked. Then had to ask again for my husbands tea. 65mins passed and still no sign of food. When people at another table received their food and they noted we were...More

Thank Angela W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
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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