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Jamaica Blue

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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Charlestown Shopping Centre | Charlestown Square, 30 Pearson St, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Maitland, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just not keen on Charlestown Square any more. They spoilt the character. I do like Jamaica Blue's coffee though.

Thank simplyjewelry
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The coffee here is good we called in for breakfast scrambled eggs on toast Otis what you expect ins shopping centre cafe. My only real gripe is that the staff always seem grumpy we have been in several times and always the same.

Thank Tony F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Very well presented actually best I've seen in years Will return and recommend If only all dinning could be restored to this level

Thank Kara M
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I think not! Slow service, soggy food, coffee (1) came our quickly before meal, had to wait till meals came out (nearly 25mins after we ordered) and ask for our ordered Coke, not really busy or full, and can see why, we won't be back.

Morisset, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I love Jamaica blue coffee and the staff at Charlestown always go above and beyond! I especially love the little touches, the little cookies on the side (with the coffee) is a small gesture, but sometimes it's the little things that make a big impact! :)

Thank ENicholls
Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located in Charlestown Square it is ideal for a coffee break while shopping. Coffee was well made and simple snacks are available.

Thank David B
Newcastle, Australia
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223 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had a nice brunch at Jamaica Blue last week. The eggs, bacon and hash brown were cooked well and the atmosphere was inviting. Friendly staff, easy to find a seat and fast service. We were impressed.

Thank Kirsten M
Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife said one of her standout meals in Australia was her breakfast sandwich with haloumi cheese at Jamaica Blue. My yogurt parfait was lacking. My son tried fairy bread for the first time. An easy hit for him!

Thank moonsammy4
Newcastle, Australia
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

After waiting for 2 hot drinks to arrive and seeing 2 hot drinks come out and go back a waitress finally came up and asked our order. Upon being told we were told we had the wrong number by a waitress with big attitude. We did eventually get out drinks. We watched it happen to others as well so the... More 

Thank Angie S
Noosa, Australia
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, always smiling, good coffee, good snacks, good ambience, very relaxing. What's not to love. Recommended.

Thank JLCWard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charlestown Shopping Centre | Charlestown Square, 30 Pearson St, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Charlestown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?