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Your guide to eating and drinking on Darby Street


Early birds, night-owls, snackers, socialisers, and those simple refueling while on the go – Darby Street, Cooks Hill offers a plethora of dine-in or take-away options, open at all times of the day, every day of the week. Here’s our guide to Darby Street restaurants

Three Monkeys Café 

Coffee, smoothies, burgers, poke bowls, burritos, baguettes and banana bread from 7.30am to 3pm. Our top tip: Raw Snickers Energising Smoothie. 

Autumn Rooms 

Stylish, classy café serving high-tea, breakfast and lunch, open weekdays from 7am to 3pm, weekends from 7.30am to 3pm. 

Baba Yaga 

Open seven days a week from 6am to 1pm, pastel-coloured hole in the wall named after Slavic folklore, famed for friendly chats. 

Goldbergs Coffee House 

A Newcastle staple for more than 30 years, dishing up dine-in or takeaway, every meal every day except Tuesday. 

Sanctum on Darby 

Garden to café, dine-in or takeaway, 7am to 5pm every day. Top tip: red velvet pancakes, guilt-free. 

Core Espresso 

Industrial-style nook with plenty of pastries and coffees on offer from 6am to 5pm every day. 


Once the sun sets and you’re searching for something a little more, be it a fun cocktail or a bowl of goodness, you’re sure to find a great selection of restaurants on Darby Street. 

Beach Burrito 

Hip, Californian-style Mexican open every day from 11.30am. Top tip: Frozen Margarita. 

Wings and Tins 

Chicken wings and craft beer in a range of styles and with sides. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Try the Whisky Maple.  

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Dumpling Flavour 

From dumplings and dim sum to traditional Chinese cuisine. Dine in and take away. Open everyday from 11.30am to 9.30pm. 

Mr Rice 

Popular Chinese cuisine including vegan and vegetarian options, open every day till late. Top tip: homemade dumplings. 

Kai Fan 

Authentic Chinese cuisine open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Takeaway and delivery available too. 


Kimchi pancakes, fried dumplings, traditional spring rolls are all on offer at this Korean restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday 5pm to 9pm. 

Benjamas Thai 

Family recipes, traditional Thai cuisine. Open for lunch Wednesday to Friday from 11.30am, dinner every day from 4.30pm. 

The Etna on Darby 

Great reviews, good authentic Italian food. Open every Monday to Thursday from 11.30am to 2.30pm & 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Fridays to Sunday 11.30am to 8.30pm. 

Wil & Sons 

You can’t miss the turquoise exterior. Burgers, pub meals and craft beers on tap. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11.30am. 


It’s not all about breakfast, lunch or dinner. Feeling like something a little different? 

The Healthy Cocktail 

Stroll past, this is what healthy smells like. Everything is made in-house from scratch, no packets, to help you live longer. 

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Coco Mondo 

A step back in time, chocolatier serving high tea and platters, breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts every day. 

The Berry Brothers 

Tucked just off Darby Street, famed for its acai bowls, it offers wholesale fruits. Open every day from 7.30am to 3pm. 


Michael Jackson and Queen B are the most popular flavours at this Ice Cream shop where everything is made in-house. Open from noon every day. 


Slip into the Darby Street night groove with a cheeky cocktail, live music, or a late feed. 

Terrace on Darby 

Priding itself on quality service in a stylish setting. Open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday and lunch Friday and Saturday. 

Urban Deli & Bar 

A menu modelled on European dining. Modern and fresh. Opened 2022. Doors open Wednesday to Sunday from noon.  

Bar Romeo 

Hidden gem, small bar big vibes. Music, trivia, theatre, cocktails from 5pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4pm Fridays and Saturdays. 

Hotel Delany 

A Newcastle icon since 1924. ‘The Del’ dishes up lunch and dinner from 10am untl midnight most nights.  

5 Sawyers 

History and art have inspired this venue named after the five men whose toil established the city’s first colony. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 4pm. 

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