Lambton Park Tea Rooms – near Newcastle NSW

Description

A real treat to find loose leaf tea and scones on offer in these tea rooms in Lambton Park in Newcastle’s west. Period decor inside and a lovely brick building on the edge of the park.

The review of this tea room in Lambton, in the western suburbs of Newcastle, NSW is designed to fit in with our current tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this tea room was great for a post swim cuppa after a dip in Lambton outdoor Olympic pool in NSW. 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…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

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.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

Great quality loose leaf tea served in nice teapot and all the necessary accessories like milk jug and strainer. This is an old-fashioned tea room, attempting to set up the classic 1920s afternoon tea experience for the people of Lambton in the west of Newcastle NSW.

I love it when a tea shop owner in Australia acknowledges that the notion of Devonshire Tea is pretty foreign to Brits, who would usually call the tea and scones with jam and cream that I ordered a ‘cream tea’, but as she said: Australians wouldn’t know what was on the menu if they read the words Cream Tea, so Devonshire Tea it is. They also do excellent cakes by the way.

Funnily enough, all the reviews I have seen of this tea room online mention the coffee rather than the tea, but I’m guessing that is more to do with Australians not (these days) going out for tea so much rather than a reflection of the tea room priorities. But in a reminder of some of the tea rooms we visited in the USA a few years ago, I saw no other men in this tea room on a Friday afternoon, so the gender divide over the merits of tea seems strong here too, though nothing in the feel of the place made it feel overly feminine…

Address

75 Elder Street, Lambton, NSW 2299, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 4048 0933

Web address

Lambton Park Tea Rooms on Facebook (occasional updates) @LambtonParkTeaRooms

Opening Hours

8.30am – 3.00pm Daily (please correct if this is wrong – I forgot to check opening days!)

Getting there

Head north across the park from Lambton Pool, or better still just stroll up Elder Street and you’ll be in the tea rooms in less than ten minutes. Lots of buses to central Newcastle. The venue only opened in April 2017 so didn’t appear on Google Maps at the time of m visit later in the year…

Google maps

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Corner Lane Espresso – coffee shop in New Lambton, NSW

Description

Great coffee in New Lambton village in the western suburbs of Newcastle NSW, but also friendliest welcome to a stranger I’ve had in a long time. Nice decor too. 

The review of this coffee shop in New Lambton, NSW is designed to fit in with our current tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in Lambton outdoor Olympic pool in NSW. 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…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

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.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

This was such a good find for my post swim coffee in Lambton in Newcastle’s west. It’s actually in New Lambton, which has a real village feel, and the first thing I noticed was the incredibly friendly service, both on arrival and when I left. It’s a really relaxed coffee shop with interesting clientele, quirky décor and seating both inside and out.

The coffee is roasted locally in Newcastle just for Corner Lane and there were no eyebrows raised at me wanting a big mug of my flatwhite (I was thirsty after my swim workout). There’s also a nice mix of cakes and tarts on one side of the counter, and some delicious danish pastries and other tasty breakfast nibbles against the wall on the other side.

I loved this place and felt like it wold be my regular haunt if I lived anywhere near this part of Newcastle.

Address

15 Alma Road, New Lambton, NSW 2305, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 4952 9593

Web address

Corner Lane Espresso on Facebook (regular updates) @cornerlane

Opening Hours

6.30am – 3.00pm Monday – Friday

7.00am – 12noon Saturday

8.00am – 12noon Sunday

Getting there

It’s less than ten minutes walk from Lambton Pool to get to Corner Lane Espresso even though the coffee shop is officially in the separate suburb of New Lambton. Lots of buses to central Newcastle. The coffee shop is tucked away to the side of the main street in a little paved square.

Google maps

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Kickaboom – coffee shop in Glenbrook, NSW

Description

Glenbrook has a fantastic village community in the foothills of the Blue Mountains and now has a speciality coffee shop to add to its attractions. Best coffee in Glenbrook, though there is competition!

The review of this coffee shop in Glenbrook, NSW is designed to fit in with our current tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in Glenbrook outdoor Olympic pool in NSW. 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…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

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.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

Such a great range of coffees on offer at Kickaboom. The standard bean for milk-based espresso drinks comes from the excellent Reuben Hills roaster’s in Sydney’s Surry Hills. It’s such a smooth flat white that I don’t mind being told the coffee from Melbourne and the Cherry Picker espresso is for people who want their coffee black. The thing is, the guys at Kickaboom might look a bit hipster, but they are probably friendly enough to make you a coffee any way you like if you engage them in a chat about coffee.

But Kickaboom also has excellent teas from Assembly in Melbourne, a gorgeous looking turmeric, ginger and honey for your chai latte, and fantastic hot chocolate from Mork. This is a superb coffee shop for such a small town (village even) like Glenbrook.

Address

6 Ross Street, Glenbrook, NSW 2773, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 66 399 796

Web address

Kickaboom on Facebook (regular updates) @kickaboom

Opening Hours

7.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

7.00am – 9.00pm Saturday – Sunday

Getting there

Glenbrook is one of the first turn offs from the highway as you head into the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. It is also on the Blue Mountains railway to Katoomba. Once in Glenbrook – whether by road or train – the coffee shop is easy to find on the main shopping street in the village.

Google maps

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