Best coffee in Newcastle, NSW, both in terms of coffee quality and the atmosphere in this stylish but quirky coffee shop, with live piano if there at the right time.
The review of this coffee shop in Newcastle, NSW is designed to fit in with our tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in Newcastle Ocean baths or the Newcastle Bogey Hole. There’s no book planned for now but a new website http://oceanpoolsnsw.net.au. So for now take a look at our earlier books…
This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.
Ground Floor uses the wonderful Five Senses Coffee from Melbourne and it serves up loose leaf tea if you prefer a bit of rosy lea…
Almost the nicest thing about this coffee shop, though, is the ambience, with a live pianist who just saunters in, plays a few numbers and then wanders off. We loved it. Great decor too,.
103 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
Tel: +61 2 4906 1798
Ground Floor Newcastle on Facebook (unofficial page but has lots of customer reviews)
7.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Saturday
8.00am – 4.00pm Sunday
It’s about a ten minutes walk from Newcastle Ocean Baths to get to Ground Floor, though a good bit further from the Bogey Hole. The coffee shop is right in the heart of what was once Newcastle’s old CBD or main shopping street. There’s a bit less footfall these days but still handy if you are down in the old town centre.