If Newcastle’s stunning coastline, friendly locals and laid-back attitude weren’t enough to entice you to visit, the seaside city’s burgeoning creative culture might just do it. With an ever-growing list of places to eat, drink, shop and stay, we took a MINI Clubman for a drive up the coast from Sydney to visit some of the most notable spots…
Eat & Drink
Shop 1A/295 Darby Street, Bar Beach
Nestled at the end of popular Darby Street, Hubro is a little cafe with a strong coffee game. Pronounced ‘Hugh-bro’, the cafe is run by passionate coffee lovers, the Hughes brothers. Ideal for warm summer days, their Hubrew cold brew is not one to be missed. The space is a white and timber oasis that’s beaming with natural light — a perfect place to start your morning.
Flourish On Bull
Bull Street, Cooks Hill
Perched above an interior design studio on a peaceful, leafy street, Flourish On Bull is a bright two-bedroom abode that’s filled with tasteful, contemporary furniture and global treasures. A custom bar below the arched window is a sunny spot designed for enjoying a morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine.