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Cafés, Takeaways and Bakeries


Looking for something low key and fast? The Hunter Valley prides itself in country styled bakeries, casual cafes and excellent coffee. There are also a range of Takeaways for when you need to grab a meal on the go.

221 Restaurant at the Royal Oak Hotel

The Royal Oak Hotel in Cessnock is located at the gateway to the Hunter Valley Vineyards and is home to the multi-award winning 221 RESTAURANT & BAR - offering exceptional food at reasonable prices. We have a classic country Hotel, sympathetically updated, with an overall great atmosphere. An ideal place to stay overnight if attending a concert in the nearby vineyards, touring the Valley, or fo...

OPEN 7 DAYS: (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day) DINING HOURS: • SIDE STREET CAFÉ - 7.30am to 3.30pm (Free WiFi) • 221 RESTAURANT & BAR - Lunch: 12 noon to 3pm, Dinner: From 6pm • HOTEL BAR & LOUNGE - 12 noon to Close

221 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Binnorie Dairy

Situated in Lovedale, with an eatery on-site, right in the middle of the fabulous Lower Hunter Valley vineyard district, Binnorie Dairy produces a range of cheeses with distinctive characters unavailable outside the region.

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

25 Lodge Road, Lovedale

Fawk Foods Kitchen & Bakery

Fawk Foods Kitchen & Bakery is a bakery-come-café located in the Hunter Valley’s picturesque town of Polkolbin.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 07:00am - 3:00pm

2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village features a variety of boutique specialty shops, restaurants and cafes, General Store, Chemist plus many attractions such as Aqua Golf, a pristine wedding chapel and so much more.

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop provides the finest local, Australian and imported Artisan cheese gourmet delights, cured meats and accompaniments, including its own “Smelly” product range.

OPENING HOURS: Hall of Food: Sun - Thurs 10:00am – 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 10:00am - 5:30pm (Closed Christmas Day) Pokolbin Village: Mon - Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sat: 10:00am - 5:30pm, Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm (Closed Christmas Day)

Roche Estate, 2144 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Lovedale Smokehouse & Majors Lane Cooking School

Lovedale Smokehouse is an owner operated artisan smokehouse with a gourmet pantry and café famous for their large range of charcuterie and low and slow smoked meats. Also located on site is Majors Lane Cooking School which offers fun outdoor cooking classes on their beautiful vineyard. A variety of Chef-lead classes are available such as Thai Street Food, Low and Slow Smoked Meats, Vietnamese, ...

OPENING HOURS: Gourmet Pantry, 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday - Monday, Cafe 10:30am - 4:00pm Thursday - Monday

64 Majors Lane, Lovedale

Mango Duck Master Chef

Mango Duck Master Chef Restaurant offers modern Chinese cuisine in the heart of Cessnock CBD.

OPENING HOURS: Wednesday - Mondays 11:00am - 2:30pm & 4:30pm - 9:00pm. Closed Tuesdays.

46 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Oishii Japanese & Thai Restaurant

JAPANESE & THAI CUISINE. Serving locals and tourists for more than a decade.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 11.30AM - 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 9:00PM

Corner of Broke Road & Mcdonalds Road, Pokolbin


Sabor Dessert Bar, specialises in individual desserts, pastries, ice creams and all things sweet. We also pair all of our desserts with local wines, dessert wines, ports etc.

OPENING HOURS: Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm Sunday & Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

2342 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Sushi Chat

Conveniently located in Cessnock Plaza, Sushi Chat offers first class Japanese cuisine that is guaranteed to suit all tastes.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 08:00am - 08:00pm

Shop 19, Cessnock Plaza, Keane Street, Cessnock

The Deck Cafe Lovedale

The Deck Cafe Lovedale located at Gartelmann Wines is a stylish restaurant-style cafe open 7 days for breakfast and lunch. The cafe is set amongst young forest bushland, overlooking a picturesque dam providing a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday 08:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 08:00am - 3:30pm

701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale

The Log Press Cafe

Located at Drayton's Family Wines, The Log Press Cafe is the perfect location for a relaxed breakfast or lunch when visiting the Pokolbin region.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 09:00AM - 3:00PM

555 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin

The Mine Shaft Restaurant

The Mine Shaft is a family owned and run Restaurant located in Cessnock, in the heart of the N.S.W Hunter Valley.

OPENING HOURS; Wednesday to Saturday, Dinner: 5:30pm - Late ​

109 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

AL-OI Thai

17 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 8666.

Bread Basket

161 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri. PH: 02 4936 2226.


13 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4991 1773.

Ogishi Craft Centre

540 Wilderness Road, Rothbury. PH: 02 4998 7979.

The Coffee Club

2 North Avenue, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 4450.