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Suspension Espresso

Cafe, Australian
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3-5 Beaumont Street | Islington, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4962 2717
06:00 - 17:00
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Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Headed here as heard it was the best coffee in Newcastle. No let down on that score. However all the hard work on that front spoilt by slow service (a bacon and egg roll and muesli can't be that difficult) and unfriendly manner the order was taken. Instead of taking a table number away you get a picture card to... More 

Thank Davidallman61
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A cold reception by one staff member didn't give a good first impression, however the other staff were friendly and helpful. The food and coffee was acceptable but not special.

Thank guest794
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great for a coffee or brunch. Really good coffee in a hipster retro environment. Has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank MrBrad-Aus
Reykjavik, Iceland
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place needs more staff. And perhaps some training for those that are already employed. I'd not normally visit Suspension but as my "Go-To" cafes are all closed over the Christmas break my hand was kind of forced on the matter. When they opened 10+ years ago, the coffee was good and the staff were nice enough (being the owners).... More 

Thank Thekrunkymonkey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The friendliness of their service provided to their regulars, upon observation, significantly dwarfed the friendliness shown to me, though this could have been unintentional. The muffin I had was average, being also obviously catered by a service, not the cafe. The coffee was not on par, being slightly burnt and bitter. Did not live up to the 'hype'.

Thank Adurna101
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Casual cafe, indoor and out, furniture chunky much made from railway sleepers. Recommend the quinoa, smashed avocado, and feta, along with poached egg 'n toast. Coffee excellent. Unfortunately no fresh juices other than those in bottles and I didn't notice fresh fruit salad or roast tomatoes but I stand corrected. Very pleasant and convenient.

Thank AntSydney
New South Wales, Australia
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch time on a Monday... Easy to find a free on street car park, love this already! Hipster vibe / Melbourne look and feel cafe. Nice and busy. Classic ham and cheese toasty was spot on. Coffee was spot on. Large indoor / outdoor area. Dog friendly courtyard. Friendly staff. The only negative was no napkin given with my toasty... More 

Thank Mel F
Newcastle, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Having been sent to suspension on a recommendation, I was expecting big things! Our breakfast and coffee were good, although the service let them down. I get that Suspension has a relaxed vibe but the service to order and receive food was very slow. My only other qualm is $3 for one rasher of bacon is very steep.

Thank megan27lucy
Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Nice spot for a coffee. Didn't get to try the food. There is plenty of space to sit inside and outside. Good for casual but maybe not business. Staff look like hippies.

Thank Tim S
Forster, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Popped into Suspension after picking a friend up from the station. Very convenient location! Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Ordered coffees and asked for the tastiest treat, was recommended the blueberry danish. Happy customer!

Thank Cherrytree87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-5 Beaumont Street | Islington, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4962 2717

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