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Top five cosy cafes to beat the chill

There is literally no better time of year to sit and pass time in a café.

There is no better place in all the land to do such a thing than Newcastle. If you’re stuck with exactly where to go in this beautiful town of ours, never fear, our top five is here.

The Autumn Rooms

127 Darby Street, Newcastle

We can’t talk about our top five cosy cafes without mentioning The Autumn Rooms on Darby Street Cooks Hill. This café is one of the best (if not the best) cafes in town. Form amazing service, to an ever-changing seasonal menu, to coffee to die for, this is surely going to be your new number one bae.

The atmosphere is also perfect, and it’s perhaps the best place to while away the hours.  

The Press Book House

462 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Um hello, did someone say coffee and books? The press is a Newcastle staple and what better way to welcome autumn than sitting amongst the worlds greatest authors and stories and having a coffee and a toastie.


1/67 Parry Street, Newcastle

Speaking of deliciousness, have you been to Sherwood lately? These environmentally friendly folk are serving up so many delicious things, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy. The best thing is, there are tables outside positioned perfectly to catch those much-needed rays.

Equium Social  

1-5 Maitland Road, Mayfield

For those living the Mayf Lyf, you’re all well aware of just how amazing Equium Social is. Their menu is amazing, the coffee delicious, and the service is pretty darn great too! Most importantly, there’s plenty of places to sit, hang out, and get a little cosy… ya dig?


61 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle

Just because the weather is a little chillier, doesn’t mean that you can’t sit by the water, amirite? And honestly, every Novocastrian knows that there is no better place than Estabar. Our mouths are watering just thinking about their scrambled eggs right now so surely that should give you an indication of just how quickly you should head there.