With many of us working remotely, the days at home can feel long. But breaking up the monotony and the scenery is easy. Just pick up your laptop and go.
With an abundance of cafés on our doorsteps, we’re spoilt for choice. From healthy acai bowls to bacon and egg rolls, from lattes to cuppas, there’s something for everyone.
So where are some of the best Newcastle cafes for a spot of work and dash of delicious?
Hubro, Bar Beach
If coffee and a cool sea breeze are your perfect combo for working, then Hubro is where it’s at. Nestled in behind Bar Beach, this café is run by the Hughes brothers (hence the name!) and boasts an array of coffee offerings including their luxury cold brew coffee, Hubrew.
But, it’s not just coffee that the Hughes brothers excel at, it’s also food. Their menu offers a choice of all-day breakfasts, including avocado on toast (naturally!) and chia pudding, as well as a range of light meals and toasties.
Consultant, Amanda MacGregor is a regular. “This is my go-to for great coffee and I can’t go past the wellness salad for lunch,” she says. “It’s always so good.”
Autumn rooms, Cooks Hill
Situated in the bustling heart of Darby Street, Autumn Rooms (right near our office!) is a firm favourite for remote workers. With a choice of indoor and outdoor spaces, there’s always room for you and your laptop. The free wifi and amazing menu are the icing on the cake.
“There are so many ‘must haves’ on their menu,” says our CX coordinator, Lucinda Mansour. “If you’re feeling naughty, their buttermilk waffles or wagyu cheeseburger are hard to resist but, for something lighter, their green eggs or soul bowl hit the spot.
For those, like me, who need non-dairy milk, they have a macadamia milk option in all of their beverages. The gingerbread chai is one of my faves.”
The Barn, Adamstown
Located a short throw from Adamstown centre, The Barn has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with lots of space to work. Outside tables take advantage of the sun and inside is cosy for those cooler winter months.
As with all our wonderful cafés, The Barn has a choice of coffee for everyone. But if coffee doesn’t always float your boat, you might be tempted by their one of their lattes. Malteser, mars bar or bounty flavour anyone?
For those working lunches, the Barn bowls are a sure-fire hit. The pitaya bowl, the cacao bowl and the macqui bowl offer a change from the norm. The more traditional acai bowl remains a favourite for some, including consultant Alissa Bower.
Equium Social, Mayfield
Equium Social is situated in cosmopolitan Mayfield and offers the perfect spot for a working breakfast, lunch or coffee meeting. With ample seating, streaming sunlight and changing artwork, it’s a popular spot for young and old.
It’s also a great spot to try out something different from their menu. With a focus on wholesome ingredients, dishes include curried eggs, green chickpea crepe and smoked cauliflower potato puree.
“They have a changing array of baked goods,” says consultant, Clare Weir. “If you see the macadamia white chocolate cookie, get it!”
Mockingbird Café, Hamilton
Tucked away at the end of popular Beaumont street in Hamilton, the Mockingbird Café has a big following. With its cool urban interior and light filled spaces, it attracts workers and pleasure seekers alike.
Their menu is definitely a drawcard. Specialities include the kimchi and blue cheese toastie, pho and the best corn fritters in town. Yum, yes please!
“I love the inside, outside feel when the windows are opened up to the street in warmer weather” says GWG CEO, Julie Gearie. “At this time of year though, I’ll grab a cosy seat inside and enjoy one other their delicious teas from the Tea Collective.”
Common Circus, Belmont
It’s no surprise that the staff at the Common Circus are experts in juggling. When it comes to food, service and providing a great remote working environment, they’ve perfected it all.
And, while their menu is small, it’s big in flavour and goodness.
Sweet nectar desserts such as raw protein balls and slices means you can get your sugar fix minus the guilt. Blueberry pie kombucha helps wash it all down.
Consultant, Mitch Cook and his laptop, are regulars. “I love working in this café. I find the hustle and bustle quite inspiring and feel welcome no matter how long I stay.”
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