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Blackbird Artisan Bakery

) #1 of 2 Bakeries in East Maitland #15 of 44 Places to Eat in East Maitland $$ - $$$ Cafe, ,
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
+61 2 4934 5238
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After a couple of hours spent exploring the gaol, we decided we needed refreshments, so wandered into the Blackbird Bakery, which is actually housed in the former prison officers' dining area, outside the gaol walls. I do hope this place can make a success of...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My neighbour and I went out for morning tea and had the toasted banana bread and a fantastic cup of coffee.It was so fresh, and HUGE! Accompanying it were fresh blueberries, lemon curd and butter. Value for money it was a great deal at only...More

Thank Kazo14
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having visited to buy sourdough bread previously, we decided to return, both for breakfast and more sourdough. We both had the same, bacon, eggs, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, champignons, chorizo, baby spinach all served with sourdough lightly toasted. The food is cooked fresh with each...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lucked out finding this place next door to the Gaol where we'd just done a tour. The Chef couldn't have been more helpful and suggested it was no problem doing a Ploughman's for my son who had a hankering. To top it off she handed...More

Thank Birchgrove2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
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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Description
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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