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Cafes

Central Coast

Bay Organics $$ - Natural, organic and health food store specialising in vegan and paleo options. Check out their juice and smoothie bar as well as raw treats for something sweet while you shop. Open Wednesday - Monday. 

Bella Natural Food Co $$ - 1 Kurrawybaya Ave, Terrigal. This is your spot on the Central Coast to get cocowhip and a huge range of vegan, raw wholefood options at breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Black Treacle $$ - Shop 5, Caves Beach Road, Caves Beach. This hidden gem in Caves Beach offers a fantastic selection of vegan food to go with your coffee, herbal tea or fresh fruit & veg juice. Their menu includes 'BT Bruschetta', 'Smashed Avocado Dukkah Doo', 'Major Tom Salad' & 'Give Peas a Chance' as well as boasting a large range of sandwiches and rolls made fresh on their baked-in-store bread. Coffees are served with Bonsoy. Open Tuesday - Sunday. 

Coffee Whole $$ - Lakedge Ave, Berkley Vale. This cafe has a fantastic range of vegan sweet and savoury treats. Special vegan dinner happen regularly. Open for breakfast and lunch.  

The Glass Onion Society $$ - Long Jetty. The Glass Onion Society is very vegan friendly with lots of creative and vegan dishes on the menu. Great coffee, smoothies, and ice blocks in summer. Glass Onion has even done special vegan dinner nights. Retro feel and a lovely setting. Open seven days 7-3. 

This Little Piggy and Co $$ - Point Clare, Central Coast. Build your own avocado toast or grab a smoothie bowl, organic and raw options. This Little Piggy and Co stocks the beautiful Love Raw Creations. Open for breakfast and lunch, Monday - Saturday. 

Modern Organic $$ - The Entrance Road, Long Jetty. This organic cafe and hot yoga studio serves up lots of healthy plant-based meals including smoothie bowls, smashed avo, porrdige, smoothies, cold pressed juices and more. Open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday - Sunday

Sage $$ - Erina Fair, Erina. This cafe has a plant-based menu and plenty of desserts.  They value great fresh produce and have a number of great wholefood options on their seasonal menus. Raw, vegan paleo and gluten free options available. Open seven days for breakfast and lunch, dinner until 9pm Thursdays.

Wise Food Cafe $$ - 177 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach. Visit this cafe at breakfast or lunch and expect a range of beautiful vegan options, they even have a separate vegan menu! Among the options are an acai bowl, avo smash, big breakfast, a grilled turkish bread and rainbow salad. Wise food cafe caters for organic, raw and vegan options. Raw cakes are available to order. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. 

Hunter Valley

Grinders Espresso Bar - Cessnock. This cafe in Cessnock stocks MamaP's raw vegan treats and has a few vegetarian options on the menu, chat to staff about what can be altered to be made vegan. 

Nanna Kerr's $$$ - Rothbury, Hunter Valley. This beautiful location has plenty of vegan options to choose from. At breakfast check out the vegan board, egg free veggie benedict, chia pudding or toast with condiments. Click the link to see their all day and dinner menus with more vegan options. Open seven days, booking advised for the weekends. 

Worn Out Wares $$ - George Street, Singleton. Staff here are wonderfully helpful and there is always one or two vegan items on the menu as well as a fruit smoothie of the day and fresh juices. At breakfast the fruit board is a gorgeous option and staff can help you seek out a vegan sweet for morning or afternoon tea as well. 

Newcastle

3 Monkeys $$ - Darby Street, Cooks Hill. A staple of Darby Street dining known for their casual atmosphere and delicious, icy frappes 3 Monkey’s in a great spot to pop in. They will veganize their Vegie Monkey breakfast for you and are happy to veganize veg options for lunch and dinner too. Their whole fruit & veg green smoothies are made on a coconut water & chia base. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Aroma’s $$ - Glendale. This cafe has a bunch of vegan items on the menu including amazing Gardein burgers and sells vegan sweets, including Dobby's Donuts deliveries fortnightly, as well. Keep an eye out for a full vegan menu coming soon. Open for breakfast and lunch.

Black Circle Cafe $ - 12 Alma Road, New Lambton. Stop by at breakfast for a simple avocado toast, or at lunch time for a seasonal vegan lunch option.

Bolton Street Pantry $$ Bolton Street, Newcastle. Find healthful options on this menu. For breakfast check out the acai bowl - with raw granola which is honey free -, fruit & nut sourdough with jam - hold the butter - or a big smoothie. At lunch time the acai bowl is on the menu still or grab the summer salad sub.  Open seven days for breakfast and lunch. 

Blue Door Cafe $$ - Hunter Street, Newcastle. This new cafe has a big raw salad on the lunch menu and offers both soy and almond milk for coffees, there's avo on toast for breakfast and the 5 seed sourdough is vegan friendly. Green juices are made fresh and there are raw vegan superfood bites at the counter.

Blue Door Kiosk $$ - Merewether Beach Kiosk, Newcastle. Recently taken over by the folks of Blue door Newcastle there are a good selection of vegan options for you while you're at the beach including the house made cold press juices and most excitingly Coco-whip, healthy, raw, light soft serve served with delicious MamaP raw sweets. 

Grill’d $ - The Junction & Charlestown. Grill’d have a couple of veg burgers on their menu that are easy to veganize and relatively health conscious. Ask staff to help you veganize their burgers. Open for lunch and dinner.

Char's Cafe $ - Belford St Broadmeadow, 189 Maitland Road Mayfield & Toronto locations. Char's lovely cafe offers brekkie options to tempt any vegan out of bed. They'll mix up a cracking acai bowl, chia puddings with coconut yoghurt, a big green breakfast and there are always some raw treats in the cabinet. 

Coal Espresso $ - 50 Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Coal espresso is serving up beautiful coffees, teas and "the best chai on Beaumont Street". Pop in for a hot drink on soy or almond milk, there are a few vegan food options including smokey braised beans and staff are happy to veganize veg options on request. Open seven days from 6:30am. 

Coco Monde $$ - Darby Street, Cooks Hill. This chocolate cafe has a few vegan options for savoury eaters and a fantastic range of chocolatey vegan desserts. Dark chocolate crepes served with sorbet are our pick. This is one for true sugar lovers. Ask the staff to help you make your selections. Open for breakfast until late.

Door 34 $ - Kelton St, Cardiff. Check out this cute cafe in Cardiff for delicious raw treats, great coffees and a few cafe classics which can be made vegan on request. Open seven days. 

Drift Merewether $$ - Llewyellen Street, Merewether. Stop in a breakfast for their beautiful green smoothie bowl or for a healthy, fresh salad at lunch time. 

Estabar $ - Ocean Street & Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle East. Estabar is the perfect place to grab a raw sweet treat, superfood smoothie, some beans or avo on toast and watch the waves roll in. This is one the best views in town. The lovely staff can also help you select a dairy free, egg free gelato from the case!

Goldbergs $$– Darby Street, Cooks Hill. Café style food. Vegan options on the menu, nachos, pasta, lentil dal and scrambled tofu for breakfast. Vegan sweets also available. Open seven days, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Good Brother Espresso $$ - King Street, Newcastle. Good Brother have a vegetarian chef, if there are no vegan menu items on the board just ask for a little tweaking and they'll put something together for you. Open for breakfast and lunch. 

Goodness Me Organics $$ - Glebe Road, Adamstown. This grocery/cafe offers delicious fresh lunches and breakfasts with plenty of vegan options. There are raw vegan desserts, smoothies, cupcakes, salted caramel coconut frappes (yum!), all day vegan brekkie options including beans and mushrooms. There's a rainbow salad bar, chickpea balls and hot drinks come with a choice of soy, almond, rice or coconut mylks. Phew! Open seven days.

Ground Up Espresso $$ - This cute cafe in Carrington has been adding more vegan options to their menu. Look out for healthy, whole food options in a nice environment. Open seven days for breakfast and lunch. 

The Mosh Pit $ - Main Rd, Cardiff. The Mosh Pit has been killing it with vegan versions of cafe classics for a while. Look out for awesome treats like their vegan pancakes, beans on sourdough or diabolical potato waffle! Open Monday - Saturday for breakfast and lunch. 

Mr Sister $ - Westfield, Kotara. This stylish cafe in Westfield stocks delicious muffins and raw balls by MamaP and serves a mean dairy free chai latte. A perfect escape from the shopping centre hustle and bustle. 

Love Tree Café $$ – Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Modern style food, with a separate vegan menu and vegan dessert options. Breakfast, lunch 7 days and dinner Wednesday - Saturday.

MamaP $ - Pacific Highway, Charlestown. 100% vegetarian & organic menu with plenty of gluten free choices. MamaP has a great selection of raw and baked treats. Pick up a chia pudding or fresh salads for a takeaway meal or sit in for a plate of their gluten free waffles served with chocolate nicecream and fruits. Open for breakfast and lunch. 

Mr O Kitchen Espresso Grocer $$ - Cessnock, Hunter Valley. Mr O specialises in special diets with plenty of options for vegan, celiac and clean eating customers. Sweet toothed diners won't be able to resist their raw and sugar free cakes made in house or acai bowls for something more substantial. For savoury lovers there are cafe classic salad bowls, sandwhiches, buddah bowls and healthy bruschetta options. For drinks they offer superfood smoothies, in house cold pressed juices and cold pressed almond and coconut milks for coffees, cold drinks as well as matcha and turmeric lattes. Open Monday - Friday 6:30am - 3pm. 

Louie & Jacks $$ - Junction Fair, The Junction. This cafe has a focus on fast and fresh food with plenty of vegan options. Pick up a chia pudding or fruit salad on the go, or sit in for their teff pancakes, smoothie bowls, fresh salads and more. Their coffees come with a mini bliss ball, so vegans don't need to miss out on the coffee treat! Open seven days for breakfast and lunch.

Merewether Surfhouse $$ - Merewether Beach. Head here for a bountiful acai bowl at breakfast time. 

Momo Whole Food Cafe $$ - Hunter Street, Newcastle and East Maitland. This cafe is attached to Organic Feast grocery store at East Maitland and located in the old KFC building in town. There are great vegan options on the seasonal menu and usually a vegan special, fresh salads in the case with a selection of vegan and raw treats as well. Open for breakfast and lunch. 

Natural Tucker $ - Darby Street Newcastle. This little organic grocer on Darby does fresh juices, organic vegan pies & sausage rolls, fresh salads and wraps. Check for tzatziki on a couple, and a few non-vegan pies. Most of what they offer is vegan! Open for breakfast and lunch.

One Penny Black $$ - Hunter Street Mall. This mall favourite has a solid reputation for their coffee and offer up a really good avo on toast (if you aren't sick of that vegan breakfast option yet). Check with staff whether there are any vegan specials, or if there’s anything else they can whip together for you.

Pegs Cafe $$ - Whitebridge. One or two vegan options on the menu and on request. The lovely staff will also help you find a vegan treat in the sweets cabinet.  

Pickled and Pressed $$ - Glebe Road, The Junction. This 100% plant based cafe is all vegan and offers up healthful, whole food options with plenty of variety. They make desserts in house as well as cold pressed nut milks and juices. Open seven days for breakfast and lunch. You can read our review and see the beautiful location they've created in The Junction in our review here

Portafilter $ - Hanbury Street, Mayfield. This cafe serves up great coffees and nourishing food with vegan options for meals and sweets. They also make their own juices, cold pressed coffee, chai syrup and nut milks in house, no nasty additives found here! 

Rolador $$ - 1 Beaumont Street, Hamilton.  For drinks at Rolador grab a vegan hot chocolate, mocha, chocolate milkshake or coffee (with a choice of Bonsoy or oat milk). There are several savory options on the breakfast and lunch menu, with vegan options clearly marked including coconut porridge, brekkie beans, avo & tomato toast and veganizable big breakfast & brekkie burrito. This little corner cafe can do any of their meals as takeaways (perfect if you're hopping on the train) and you can phone ahead if you're in a hurry 49691786! Rolador are open Monday - Friday 6 - 4 and Sat & Sun 7 - 3. 

Redhead Beach Cafe $$ - Redhead Beach. Visit this beachside cafe for a great salad at lunch time, loaded with grains and fresh veggies or a great avo on toast at breakfast time. Open Monday - Sunday for breakfast and lunch. 

Saluna Café $$ – King Street, Newcastle. Modern café style food with a Mexican leaning the owner of Saluna is a vegan and committed to offering great fresh & creative, whole vegan meals. There are always dedicated vegan menu items and always a vegan special, with a large selection of vegan sweets in the cabinet and superfood smoothies this cafe's offering of organic food with low food miles is sure to please a range of diners. Saluna are about to start running a monthly dedicated vegan night so stay tuned to their Facebook & Instagram for updates. Breakfast, lunch 7 days, dinner Friday and Saturday.

Seed Cafe $$ - The Junction. This vegetarian cafe connected to Hunter Organics grocery store serves up loads of tasty, organic vegan options for all day breakfast and lunch. Including their vegan pancakes with caramelised pear, coconut yoghurt and maple syrup. Most of the menu is vegan friendly and the sweets fridge filled with mostly vegan, handmade treats. This cafe is particularly good at catering to customers who have food allergies, and even keeps a little register of regular customers in the kitchen. Open Monday - Saturday 8-4. 

Side Pocket Espresso $ - Maitland Road, Mayfield. This little cafe is a little tricky to find in the small shopping square at the petrol station. But well worth it, some of the best coffee in Newcastle can be found at this gem, the menu changes frequently and they’ll do you a smashing vegan toastie if they don't have a vegan special on the board for the day.

Sprocket $ - Hunter Street Mall & Charlestown Square. In the mall there are vegan options on the board and in the cabinet and usually one or two vegan treats, brownies and raw balls at both locations.

Suspension Cafe $ - Maitland Road, Islington. This coffee lover’s spot offers a great avo smash on toast and usually another vegan item on their changing menu.

Swell at Nobby's $ - Bar Beach & Nobby's Beach, Newcastle East. These little beachfront cafes bake vegan muffins daily and have some cafe classics like their avo smash!

Talulah Bar $$ - 52 Glebe Road, The Junction. Talulah do a brilliant job of catering to vegan customers, with vegan and veganizable options at breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also stock a vast array of raw vegan sweets for morning and afternoon tea, and you'll find a great selection of teas and fresh and cold pressed juices. Open seven days, breakfast and lunch only on Monday. 

The Depots $$ - Beaumont Street, Hamilton and Darby Street, Newcastle. The Depots serve tapas style food and modern meals on their seasonal and changing menu. Let staff know you're vegan when booking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Three Bears Kitchen $$ - 2 Market St, Newcastle, (On the Scott Street of Hunter st Mall near the Post Office). This new addition to Newcastle is the brainchild of Sprout and Rustica folks. Breakfast options include their porridge with rice, quinoa, almond milk, rhubarb & more, sourdough toast with strawberry jam. Lunch are salads from the display and a miso eggplant sandwich with asian slaw. For coffee they have soy and almond milk.

W.I.A Store $$ - Darby Street, Cooks Hill. This acai bar serves up 2 fresh acai bowls, coffee, fresh juices and health shots. 

Williams Artisan Bread & Espresso $$ - Elder St, Lambton. This bakery is pumping out all sorts of delicious sourdoughs that will make your mouth water. Stick around and eat in for a fresh salad or avo smash. Open seven days for breakfast and lunch. 

Zaaki's Espresso $ - Maitland Road, Mayfield West. This new little cafe located at the small strip of shops at Mayfield West serves up a perfect coffee on Bonsoy and have been rocking some beautiful felafel plates lately. Open seven days. 

Lake Macquarie

Black Sheep Espresso $ - 240-260 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay. This cafe is located in the foyer at Genesis Fitness Club and offers a great selection of vegan options at breakfast and lunch. Options are fast, fresh and healthy. 

Cafe 147 $ - Pacific Highway, Charlestown. This cafe specializes in gluten free options, but stocks a number of gluten free and vegan options. Look out for fresh salads and soup specials. Open for breakfast and lunch. 

Char's Cafe $ - Belford St Broadmeadow, 189 Maitland Road Mayfield & Toronto locations. Char's lovely cafe offers brekkie options to tempt any vegan out of bed. They'll mix up a cracking acai bowl, chia puddings with coconut yoghurt, a big green breakfast and there are always some raw treats in the cabinet. 

Custom Espresso $$ - The Esplanade. Custom Espresso is at a beautiful location by the lake and has recently added some great vegan options to their breakfast & lunch menus! Try their vegan french toast, or coconut berry granola trifle for breakfast, or a vegan burger at lunch time. Open seven days, for breakfast and lunch.

Double Take Cafe $$ - There are a number of vegan options clearly labelled on the Double Take menu as vegan and even vegan options on their breakfast and lunch time. There are even vegan specials on their specials board.

Felici Mi $$ - Victory Parade, Toronto. Staff here have an understanding of veganism and will alter dishes for you.

Folie Cafe $$ - The Esplanade, Warners Bay. Stop by this cute little cafe at Warners Bay for some tasty cafe treats. Just ask for their avocado smash or acai bowl to made vegan, or check out what vegan specials they have on offer, like their lovely chia puddings. Don't forget to pick up a great coffee, they can make you a dairy free chai latte as well! Open seven days for breakfast and lunch. 

Lena's Lakeside Cafe $$ - 444 The Esplanade, Warners Bay. Visit at lunch time for fresh salad and sandwiches. You may need to chat with staff to have something altered to be vegan. 

Trevino's $$ - Warners Bay. No vegan options on the menu but chef will provide vegan option on request.

Maitland

JERF Just Eat Real Food $$ - Lorn, Hunter Valley. This cafe serves up wholefood vegan breakfast and lunch options as well as desserts, fresh juices and kombucha. 

Nelson Bay

The Little Nel Cafe $$ - Nelson Bay. Check out The Little Nel Cafe in Nelson Bay for a great vegan brekkie in Port Stephens. There are usually a few great vegan items on the menu for health conscious vegans including their incredible smoothies. Open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. 

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