Food, shops and bars

Being centrally located, the City campus enjoys easy access to the growing number of services and facilities available in the city and the ever-popular Darby Street, including great shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries. Marketown Shopping Centre is less than one kilometre away. NUspace and Q Building also have their own cafes for when you need a quick bite or a caffeine hit!

NUspace Cafe

Location: XG12, NUspace

Semester opening hours: 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours
: 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday - Friday

With a focus on healthy living, meals are prepared fresh daily by chefs, and are free from chemicals and added sugar, low in sodium and high in nutritional value. The menu is affordable with a wide range of freshly made and locally sourced meals including poke bowls, wraps, salads, and hot meals such as beef korma, slow-cooked lamb and poached salmon. The cafe also has a range of healthy snacks, including protein ball and bars - and, of course, great coffee.

Keep cup discount: Yes

Darks Coffee

Location: Ground floor, Q Building

Semester opening hours: 8.00am to 2.00pm, Monday - Friday

Non-semester opening hours
: 8.00am to 2.00pm, Monday - Friday

Whether you're looking for a hot drink or a quick snack, Darks Coffee has you covered. Darks Coffee has a range of pre-made healthy meals and wraps and sweet treats, including cakes, slices and pastries, as well as a selection of hot drinks and kombucha.

Darks Coffee will be open from 1 July 2021.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.