Coffee On Crown is one of the more contemporary cafes in Newcastle, situated on Crown Street in the centre of Newcastle near the cinema. It is a cafe that breaks up the quirky 'indie' scene that is dominating Newcastle's coffee culture. But I am in love with those indie cafes; the mismatched furniture, the vintage spoons, colourful cups and the interesting people that go along with it.
Coffee on Crown is nice, if you prefer to be among a more modern atmosphere minus the hippies, the indies and 'Generation Y' in general. Coffee on Crown in my opinion, doesn't appeal to my demographic (I'm 19).
It's perfect if you prefer your coffee in matching white cups, matching furniture and a little order in your life. They also have free wifi and several computers for your use at $3 for half an hour or $5 for an hour.
Torn between the choice of a long black and a double espresso, I decided to order a long black. The coffee was personally brought to me by the barista, which is always a lovely gesture. The coffee was nice, although not particularly deserving of special acknowledgement. It wasn't as strong, nor as smooth as I have had elsewhere, but good nonetheless (it did have beautiful looking creme). Like I mentioned before, the coffee was brought to me in a conventional white cup, which is fitting for the cafe's contemporary vibe but to me was a lack of creativity (Estabar is the only exception to my loathing against white cups, because everything from the coffee to the view is exceptional).
If you happen to be walking past Coffee on Crown and wanted to kill some time (such as if you were waiting for a movie at the cinema) it would be worth stopping and having a coffee.
I usually find your reviews useful and informative. I however disagree strongly with this review. The coffee is great at Coffee On Crown. Did the reviewer realise they roast their own coffee beans or enquire into the great Newcastle produce being stocked and going to be sold in store? No, she was too worried about the cup! The personal service also is a point of interest. "Doesn't appeal to my demographic" - that's okay. Since the reviewer is barely Gen Y, she can leave it to the balance of Gen Y and to Gen X and Baby Boomers to enjoy.