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“Could be better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lotus Espresso

Lotus Espresso
Ranked #2 of 35 Coffee & Tea in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Early midweek dinner with friends.
Nice sounding menu with a good variety of options, however meal itself didn't quite deliver.
Staff were friendly, but service was a bit slow considering there were very few other diners.
Great airconditioning, which was appreciated as it was a hot evening.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great casual lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We used to eat quite often at Lotus but hadn't been there for a few years until today. Not sure why we stopped - silly us!

The staff are friendly, experienced (we recognised them from other places around town) and create a nice vibe.

The menu describes the food perfectly - "casual eats". Plenty of choices, generous portions, good value. The wine list matches the food nicely. Good food-friendly diversity, plenty of choices by the glass ( nice that they poured a glass at the table rather than the bar) and nothing over $40 a bottle.

There was nothing we could fault and we'll definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ClearyStDiner
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I used to work near Lotus, and all of our staff got their coffees there. The service is fantastic, friendly and attentive. Their coffee is consistently good. I also love their chai tea, and the breakfast/brunch menu is amazing!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AshleaWheeler
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in newcastle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Visit lotus frequently for breakfast, always great bacon and eggs, quick service even when busy, brilliant barista's.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MitchellHugh
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Great Local”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Reliably excellent service! It's not formal but staff are consistently friendly and attentive. The veggie lovers breakfast is great, lotus club sandwich delicious and dinner menu is simple but good with complimentary starter a nice touch! Would recommend this one again and again!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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