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Blackbird Artisan Bakery

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
+61 2 4934 5238
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a really long gap of not visiting this cafe we decided to give it another try for morning tea. The gluten free food offering here was fantastic and so were the scones. The drinks were also very good. Service really lets this cafe down....More

Thank APar31
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ordered a beef pie and it was burnt. The contents barely half filled the pastry and it lacked any sort of flavour. Also ordered a pork, fennel and apple sausage roll which was bland and dry and left me with a bad taste in...More

Thank turns57
Reviewed 25 August 2017

What a great place to have lunch or breakfast, The patisseries are fantastic, the bread amazing. The chocolate croissants , the flourless cakes, every thing is to die for.

Thank lagfleur
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe serving some great fresh local produce including sauces and dukkah and their own bread made on the premises. Comfortable and inviting decor, meals are great, wonderful coffee and it's a popular spot and any time of the day - weekend brunches can be...More

Thank Michelle2320
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Have been a few times. Initially on a saturday afternoon when all the other cafes in the area were closing at 12. I like it for a relaxed place for a coffee and food.

Thank Adrian R
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I have been eating the sourdough bread at Blackbird for the past year while staying in Newcastle and it is really fantastic. They do nine varieties - my favourites being the pumpkin and sunflower and the sour cherry and walnut. It is a small independent...More

Thank tricialb123
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Being Mother's Day we booked in advance. We only had a short wait when we arrived. Staff were really busy and apologised for the delay. Rest of my group loved the breakfast. My grilled haloumi veg stack was average. Unripe hard avocado, cold grilled haloumi...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Overpriced and over rated, to only have a set menu available with not all dietary catered for was ridiculous asked for eggs on the lashings to be done hard and was told can't do that. When the meal came out the eggs were over poached....More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The owner talks so disrespectful to her staff. The quality of the food was bad with a long wait time even though it wasnt busy. Ordered vegetarian but tasted like meat so they didnt bother to wash stuff or cared for my dietary requirements. All...More

1  Thank Barbieless
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you are in Maitland take the time to find this gem we had a wonderful breakfast here Eggs and Bacon cooked perfectly wonderful toast so good we bought a loaf to take with us and fabulous coffee highly recommend

Thank margaret n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Maitland  >  East Maitland
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4934 5238
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Blackbird Artisan Bakery, The Worlds First Artisan Bakery in a Gaol Experience a world where Historic landmark Maitland Gaol intertwines with World Class Modern Australian Cuisine where you can truly let your taste buds soar Renown for our World Class Sourdough and small handmade bakery goods, Blackbird Artisan Bakery produces the finest sweet and savoury treats that will truly 'make your belly smile' in true Artisan style! Everything made from scratch using high quality ingredients - whole eggs, real butter, high quality single origin flour, Australian Almond meal, Australian Hazelnut Meal and Belgium Chocolate Our seasonal menu offers a breakfast selection, lunch boards, crisp salads, lunch boards, pastries and speciality treats you won't find anywhere else alongside the best in local entertainment ranging from Music to Theatre and even Foodie Evenings such as Wine connoisseur Debates and Cheese Tastings Join our Loyalty Club 'The Aviary' and enjoy 10% off any time you dine, VIP members only events and the chance to win dining credit each month, plus many more exciting benefits only our members know about
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